Phone: +86 10 56617345


Office: Beijing China

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.

    • International Trademarks/Patents
    • Intellectual Property Litigation
    • Government & Regulatory Affairs


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), The University of Texas School of Law
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Field Of StudyMBA and Masters in Business Analytics, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Pomona College
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  • Why China Is a Good Place for NPEs
  • Why NPEs Are Necessary for China to Dominate Its Domestic Chip Industry
  • Defending a Patent Case in the Brave New World of Chinese Patent Litigation
  • China: New King of the Patent Litigation Hill
  • “China’s Evolution From Manufacturing To Innovation: Erick Robinson Examines How Patents And The Anti-Monopoly Law Are Changing The Rules In China And How Companies Can Protect Themselves
  • Foreign Companies in China Must Learn That Respect Is Paramount
  • China Increasing Patent Rights as the US Goes the Other Way
  • China: New King of the Patent Litigation Hill
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