About Us

Cote Capital is a New York City-based asset manager that developed an IP Capital investment platform to invest in select late-stage R&D projects alongside S&P 500 companies. IP Capital investments drive these select projects to commercial launch and generate revenue royalties to Cote Capital. Cote Capital is led by two partners, Robert Cote and Brian Hinman, each having 25 years experience in IP investments and management.




Robert Cote leads origination and capital raising for IP Capital programs. He created the IP Capital investment platform to address the problem of short-termism afflicting corporate America.

Mr. Cote is one of world’s leading IP strategists and a nationally recognized IP trial lawyer.

His experience helping clients leverage IP and IP rights for long-term growth helped shape his vision for IP Capital as a new asset class to grow the U.S. and global economies.

Mr. Cote has a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.


Brian Hinman leads management and execution of IP Capital programs with clients.

Until recently, Mr. Hinman was the Chief IP Officer of Philips and CEO of its IP business, where he led the global IP strategy for each of Philips’ business units.

Before Philips, Mr. Hinman served in similar roles at IBM, Verizon, InterDigital and Westinghouse.

Mr. Hinman has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.