As the Co-Chair of Spencer Fane’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Erick Robinson manages and tries “bet-the-business” patent cases clients from Fortune 100 companies to sole inventors. Erick is an experienced trial lawyer, patent litigator, and IP strategist with a technical background in computer science, electronics, and biotechnology. A U.S. patent attorney, he also has broad experience in patent monetization and licensing, litigating and trying trade secret disputes, and litigating inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Erick is also an expert on litigation funding, and leads Spencer Fane’s Legal Finance Section.
In addition to managing and trying cases in the United States including the International Trade Commission, he has longstanding experience litigating multi-jurisdictional cases in China, Germany, France, Brazil, Vietnam, and Singapore. In addition to his time at top law firms, he also previously served as Director of Patents for Qualcomm and as Senior Patent Counsel at Red Hat. He also served as Director of Patent Litigation at a top Chinese law firm. Erick is a trusted authority on patent and antitrust law in the United States, China, and Europe and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Intellectual Asset Management, and other publications on U.S. and international patent and trade secret issues. Spencer Fane is a national law firm with 450 lawyers across 23 offices.