Turning ideas
into opportunities

Innovation shapes our lives

Welcome to Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S), your one stop shop for licensing intellectual property, services and expertise owned by Philips.

Who are we?

At Philips, we believe innovation shapes our lives. That’s why we’ve been investing continually in new technologies for over 100 years. This has allowed us to create a substantial portfolio of intellectual property (IP). A portfolio that you can also benefit from by licensing it from us.

On this website, you will find useful information about our intellectual property, our licenses, standards, IP acquisition, careers and news. Select the area you would like to discover more about, and see how you can expand your commercial and technical horizons by collaborating with us.

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One stop shop for IP

At Philips, we have a long history of generating innovative ideas

And we’ve created technological solutions that have improved many people’s lives. However, we know that although innovation sparks new markets and even new industries, bringing these ideas to market can be difficult. Drawing on the ideas of others through licensing can make the process much easier and open up new business opportunities. And this is where licensing our intellectual property (IP) can make all the difference.

Philips has a rich and highly diverse IP portfolio

Our IP portfolio includes a large number of patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights and focusses on some of the most cutting-edge areas of technology such as healthcare, lighting and consumer well-being. Licensing our IP can help you speed up your time to market and open up completely new, unexplored business avenues. This is where Philips IP&S plays an important role, providing you with the tools and expertise necessary to fulfil your business ambitions.

IP&S handles all IP matters related to Philips businesses

So we will know what IP is right for you based on your business model. Also, as a leading industrial IP organization, we actively participate in and contribute to formal standards and regulations. This means that whatever IP you need from us will conform to the correct safety standards and procedures. Our IP professionals are located globally to support you. Whether you’re a start-up, a growing company or leader in your field, IP&S is the one stop shop offering all the tools you need bringing your idea to life.


Philips IP&S Executive Management Team

Brian Hinman

Senior Vice President, Chief IP Officer Royal Philips

Brian Hinman has over 26 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property, having held senior executive positions at some of the leading worldwide corporations.

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Brian Hinman has over 26 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property, having held senior executive positions at some of the leading worldwide corporations.

Currently, Brian is Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Philips, where he leads a worldwide team of over 400 professionals in conducting all aspects of Intellectual Property management, strategy, litigation, standards activities, patent portfolio development and management and IP monetization. Prior to this position, Brian co-founded Unified Patents Inc., a patent defensive entity and also served as Vice President of IP and Licensing at InterDigital Communications.

Brian has also served as Vice President of IP and Licensing at Verizon Communications, where he formed Verizon Patent Licensing Inc. (VPLI), a wholly owned business unit of Verizon Communications, Inc. Prior to Verizon, Brian served as the founding CEO of Allied Security Trust (AST), which was tasked with providing a unique and effective mechanism for operating companies to address the threat of non-practicing entities. Prior to AST, Brian was Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing at IBM Corporation, responsible for developing and executing IBM’s worldwide IP strategy. Finally, Brian also served as Director of Licensing at Westinghouse. Brian holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Ingrid Baele

IP&S General Manager Business Management Office

Arian Duijvestijn

IP&S General Manager Lighting

Jako Eleveld

IP&S General Manager Philips Group Licensing

Roelof van Langen

IP&S Controller

Andrew Mintz

IP&S General Manager Global Brand Licensing

Maaike van Velzen

IP&S General Manager Consumer Lifestyle and Innovation, Group & Services

Stephanie van Wermeskerken

IP&S General Manager Healthcare

Facts & Figures

Philips' IP portfolio currently consists of 71,000 patent rights, 47,000 trademarks, 92,000 design rights and 4,900 domain names. Philips filed 1,680 patents in 2014, with a strong focus on the growth areas in health and well-being.

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Local support

IP&S has around 275 IP professionals and 125 support staff located in 17 offices in 11 countries
around the world. To find your nearest office, click on the map below.

IP&S International Office Eindhoven

Office Bangalore

Office Bothell

Office Briarcliff

Office Burlington

Office Chengdu

Office Cleveland

Office Hong Kong

Office Moscow

Office Murrysville

Office Redhill

Office San José

Office Shanghai

Office Singapore

Office Suresnes

Office Tokyo

IP&S International Office Eindhoven

High Tech Campus 5
P.O. Box 220
5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Visitor’s address:
High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven

Brian Hinman
Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Tel: +31 40 2740555
Mobile: +31 6 15870498
E-mail: brian.hinman@philips.com
General fax no : +31 40 2743489

IP&S International Office Eindhoven

High Tech Campus 5
P.O. Box 220
5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Visitor’s address:
High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven
Tel: + 31 40 2740701

Office Bangalore

Philips Innovation Campus, Philips India Limited
Manyata Tech Park, Nagavara
Bangalore - 560 045, Karnataka

Anil Jagalur
Head of the office

Tel: +91 80 4189 2397

Office Bothell

22100 Bothell Everett Highway
WA 98021

Michael Schmitt

Tel: +1 425 487 7710

Office Briarcliff

345 Scarborough Road
P.O. Box 3001
Briarcliff Manor New York 10510-8001

Michael Marion
Head of IP&S North America

Tel: +1 914 333 9641

Office Burlington

3 Burlington Woods Drive
MA 01803

Mark Beloborodov

Tel: +1 781 418 9363

Office Chengdu

Philips IP&S
9F, Building E3, Tianfu Software Park
Shijicheng Rd
Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan

Linda Li
IP Support Manager

Tel: +86 28 62727758

Office Cleveland

595 Miner Road
Ohio 44143

Thomas Lundin

Tel: +1 440 483 3455

Office Hong Kong

Philips Electronics Hong Kong Limited
Core Building 1
Science Park East Avenue 1
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong

Samuel Leung

Tel: +852 2876-7555

Office Moscow

Philips LLC
Ulitsa Sergeya Makeeva 13
123022 Moscow

Tatiana Sazonova
Head of the office

Tel: +7 495 937 9300

Office Murrysville

1010 Murry Ridge Lane
Murrysville, PA

Michael Haas

Tel: +1 724 387 5026

Office Redhill

Abbey House
25 Clarendon Road
RedhillSurrey RH1 1QZ
United Kingdom

Kevin Scott

Tel: +44 1737 852233

Office San José

370 West Trimble Road
San Jose
California 95131

Kevin Simons

Tel: +1 408 904 3909

Office Shanghai

Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd. 11F
Building No. 1 1535 Hong Mei Road
Shanghai 200233 P.R.

Laure Vanoudheusden-Perset
Head of IP&S China

Tel: +86 21 2411 5038

Office Singapore

Philips Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd. IP&S
620A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh TP4, level 2
Singapore 319762

Rachel Tey
Head of the office

Tel: +65 6882 5020

Office Suresnes

Société Civile SPID
33 rue de Verdun
92156 Suresnes Cedex

Denis Roche

Tel: +33 1 4728 1765

Office Tokyo

Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd.
Philips Building 13-37 Kohnan 2-chome Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8507

Susumu Tsugaru
Head of the office

Tel: +81 33740 5805

If you have any questions please contact us by mail or call your local office

General IP&S Information info.ips@philips.com
Information about licensing info.licensing@philips.com
Information about LED licensing info.ssllicensing@philips.com