One of patent licensing’s most accomplished experts.
Inducted in 2023.
Currently Chief Innovation Officer at AoN Intellectual Property Solutions, Hinman has held senior positions at Philips, Unified Patents, InterDigital, Verizon, Allied Security Trust and IBM. The former US Air Force pilot and IAM Market Maker became an IP pioneer in the mid-1990s when he got Westinghouse Electric Company’s patent licensing business off the ground before being recruited to head up business development for Big Blue’s research department. Notably, he was the moving force behind InterDigital’s $375 million patent portfolio sale to Intel in 2012, before co-founding Unified Patents later that year.