Erick Robinson

Erick Robinson

Erick Robinson is Director of Patent Litigation at a top Chinese firm, Beijing East IP Ltd. Before his current role, he served as Chief Patent Counsel in Beijing for an international law and consulting firm. Previously he was Director for Patents for Qualcomm in Asia, as well as a trial lawyer for top US law firms Weil Gotshal and McKool Smith. Based in Beijing he manages patent litigation, licensing, and prosecution for Chinese and foreign companies. He also has experience in antitrust, unfair competition, and governmental affairs issues in China. As a US patent attorney and trial lawyer working in China, Erick provides insight and strategy for companies to achieve success in China and the US. He is also the author of the ChinaPatentBlog.com, a resource on Chinese patent litigation. He can be contacted at Erick.Robinson@BeijingEastIP.com.


Posts by Erick Robinson


Why the Unified Patents Model Would Not Work in China

Unified Patents is a relatively new form of patent troll that works as a “Troll of Trolls” or “ToT.” They file IPRs (inter-partes reexamination requests) to kill …
By Erick Robinson
3 years ago 18

Why NPEs are necessary for China to dominate its domestic chip industry

NPEs are uniquely positioned to help China by attacking foreign entities to clear the way for Chinese companies by exerting pressure in ways that only NPEs can. …
By Erick Robinson
3 years ago 3