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Erick Robinson Talks Western District of Texas Patent Changes with Law360

August 18, 2022

Spencer Fane attorney Erick Robinson was recently quoted in a Law360 article outlining the new court policy to randomly assign patent cases across the Western District of Texas. Erick mentions that “this order may only be temporary as Judge Garcia is set to retire in three months and U.S. District Judge Alia Moses will replace him as chief judge.”

In the article, Albright’s Dimmed Power Upsets New Waco Patent Practices, Erick described the new policy as unfair and inefficient, and speculated that “Big Tech’s desire to only be able to be sued in their home court drove the actions of the senators.”

Erick told Law360, “Having cases tried all over the district (including cases filed by the same patent owner) with different rules, timelines, and applications of law is the antithesis of efficient.”

Based in Texas, Erick is a partner and co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Spencer Fane. He manages and tries “bet-the-business” patent cases on both sides of the docket.

Read the full article here.