Phone: Beijing: +86 10 56617345 / Texas: (254)-870-7302


Office: Beijing China, Waco, TX

Erick 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 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.

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), The University of Texas School of Law
  • Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Masters in Business Analytics, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Pomona College
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas