Erick Robinson

Partner at Spencer Fane LLP
Ranked in Brokering, Finance, IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, IP-backed lending, Legal, Licensing, Technology transfer, Valuation
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The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

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Erick Robinson is a gifted cross-border patent litigator whose name is “synonymous with responsiveness, quality and integrity”. He stands out for his “strong work ethic, enthusiasm and detailed knowledge of current events in the IP space”.

Erick Robinson's Profile

Erick Robinson is a partner and co-chair of intellectual property at Spencer Fane. Based in Texas, Mr Robinson manages and tries bet-the-business patent cases for clients from Fortune 100 companies to sole inventors. An experienced trial lawyer, patent litigator and IP strategist with a technical background in computer science, electronics and biotechnology, he fiercely protects his clients’ patents, trade secrets and other IP. As a US patent attorney, he also has broad experience in patent monetisation and licensing as well as litigating inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and at the Federal Circuit. He is also a leader in the world of litigation funding.

Mr Robinson has managed and tried patent cases in the United States and around the world, including multi-jurisdictional cases in China, Germany, France, Brazil, Vietnam and Singapore. Domestically, he focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts as well as the International Trade Commission and spends much of his time in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas where, in addition to serving as lead counsel, he assists other firms and attorneys as local counsel.

Mr Robinson has over 20 years of patent litigation experience at large law firms and companies. In addition to his time at top law firms, he has served as director of patents for Qualcomm, senior patent counsel at Red Hat and director of patent litigation for a top Chinese law firm. Mr Robinson is a trusted authority on patent and antitrust law in the United States, China and Europe, and has been selected as one of the IAM Strategy 300 leading IP strategists worldwide every year since 2014 as well as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Intellectual Property Litigation.

Mr Robinson is also the author of the Waco Patent Blog and the China Patent Blog, and has authored dozens of articles on patent litigation. He is frequently quoted in major publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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