Brian Hinman is Chief Commercial Officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions. Mr. Hinman is part of the senior leadership team of Aon Intellectual Property Solutions, where he helps lead 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 and has been recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world. Prior to joining Aon, 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 monetization, 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.