With over 200 dedicated professionals, Beijing East IP has helped a full spectrum of clients – from startups to Fortune 500 corporations to domestic multinational companies – on their intellectual property issues in China.
Mr. Robinson previously served as Director of Patents for Qualcomm in Asia, where he managed a broad range of IP issues ranging from patent drafting, prosecution, licensing, and litigation, to regulatory, policy, and antitrust matters. He also managed open source issues for Qualcomm Atheros, and created, implemented, and enforced open source protocols. Before Qualcomm, Erick managed patent and open source matters for Red Hat.
Mr. Robinson is an experienced U.S. patent attorney and trial lawyer with a technical background in computer science and physics, as well as biotechnology. He is a trusted authority on patent and antitrust law in China, and has been selected as one of the Leading 300 IP Strategists Worldwide by IAM for the past two years. The author of the influential ChinaPatentBlog.com as well as numerous articles on Chinese patent litigation, Mr. Robinson is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Intellectual Asset Management, and other publications on Chinese patent and antitrust issues.
Erick began his legal career at a Wall Street law firm negotiating and drafting technology agreements, and then moved to Texas, where he managed and tried patent cases for top U.S. law firms Weil Gotshal and McKool Smith. During his time in Texas, he managed bet-the-business patent cases on both the plaintiff and defendant side for Fortune 100 companies to sole inventors.
In addition to our office number, Erick can also be reached at:
U.S. mobile number: +1 713 498 6047
China mobile number (from within China): 950 13510 00477
Intellectual Property Consultation
2015 and 2016, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists
Access to Justice Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by the Legal Aid Society of New York
2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Law
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, Texas Medical Center Chapter
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant
Rouse & Co. International LLP and Rouse Consultancy (Shanghai) Ltd.
Qualcomm Inc. and Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
McKool Smith PC
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2007-2011 Technology Law Conference Committee, University of Texas School of Law
2006-2007 Co-Chair, American Bar Association Patent Jury Instructions Committee
2007-2008 Chair, American Bar Association International Trade Commission/Section 337 Committee
2006 Southern District of Texas Patent Rules Committee
2006-2010 Eastern District of Texas Bench/Bar Committee
Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Bars of Texas and New York
MBA and Masters in Business Analytics Expected May 2017, Indiana University Kelley School of Business,
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law,
B.A., Pomona College,