Brian Hinman

Brian is the Chief Commercial Officer and Head of EMEA for Aon IP Solutions.  In this capacity, he is part of the executive leadership team, which delivers IP solutions that enhance our client’s enterprise value by executing IP-based value creation strategies and mitigating IP risk exposure. Brian helps lead the efforts for Aon in seizing the generational opportunity to establish market-accepted standards for assessing and valuing the IP asset class for businesses and investors.


Brian Hinman has over 30 years of experience in the field of intellectual property, having held senior executive positions at some of the world’s leading companies.  Most recently, he served as Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Philips, based in the Netherlands. In this capacity, he also held the position of CEO of Philips Intellectual Property and Standards where he led a worldwide team of over 400 intellectual property professionals in 9 different countries.  He formulated and executed a robust IP strategy for each of Philips’ business units including IP portfolio management, all IP litigation matters (offensive and defensive), active participation in various industry standards, and conducting all forms of IP monetization including patent, technology and brand licensing and formation of various IP Ventures.

Previous to Philips, he was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Unified Patents Inc., and prior to that, he held positions of Vice President of IP and Licensing at IBM, Verizon, and InterDigital, and was founding CEO of Allied Security Trust.

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