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Erick Robinson Talks Patent Court Fairness With Courthouse News

December 15, 2022

Spencer Fane attorney Erick Robinson recently discussed U.S. District Judge Alan Albright, a central figure in Texas patent cases, in an article for Courthouse News.

The article, The Rise and Fall of a Texas Patent Court, examines how Judge Albright’s place as the “go-to” patent case judge in the Western District of Texas has drawn criticism and influenced a rule change. Going forward, patent cases in the District will be randomly assigned to Albright and his peers. Erick attested to Albright’s impartiality by drawing from his experience as both a plaintiff and defense lawyer in Texas patent cases.

“I’m not aware of a single lawyer who thinks Judge Albright is anything other than fair,” Erick said, noting that other districts instead have reputations where tech companies “always win” in patent court.

At Spencer Fane, Erick serves as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He manages and tries “bet-the-business” patent cases for clients from Fortune 100 companies to sole inventors. He fiercely protects his clients’ patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property.

Read the full article here.