Brian Hinman

Chief Commercial Officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

Brian Hinman is chief commercial officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions. He is part of the senior leadership team of Aon Intellectual Property Solutions, which delivers solutions that enhance clients’ enterprise value through executing IP-based value creation strategies and mitigating IP risk exposure. Mr Hinman 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.

Mr Hinman has more than 30 years’ experience in the IP field, having held senior executive positions at some of the world’s leading companies. Most recently, he served as chief IP officer at Philips, based in the Netherlands. He also held the position of CEO of Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, where he led a worldwide team of more than 400 IP professionals in nine 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 monetisation, including patent, technology and brand licensing and the formation of various IP ventures.

Prior to Philips, Mr Hinman was co-founder and chief operating officer of Unified Patents Inc, vice president of intellectual property and licensing at IBM, Verizon and InterDigital and was founding CEO of Allied Security Trust.

Mr Hinman holds degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Pittsburgh.

IAM says

Brian Hinman is a “visionary” whose “business savvy and excellence in his management of IP assets” place him “among the top professionals”. “He’s an outstanding person, a consummate professional – systematic and precise in his thinking, and supportive and collegial in every interaction.”

Professional associations

  • IPO
  • LES


  • IP insurance
  • IP management consultancy
  • IP-backed lending
  • M&A
  • Valuation

Firm details

Aon Intellectual Property Solutions
One Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway
Suite 3200
New York NY 10006
United States

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