W. Keith Robinson

W. Keith Robinson
Of Counsel

wrobinson@whitewiggins.com

214-665-4150

Dallas

Practice Area

Intellectual Property

W. Keith Robinson is Of Counsel in the Firm's Dallas office.  Professor Robinson is an assistant professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law.  He has assisted clients in various areas of patent law including counseling through negotiations, opinions, prosecution and providing strategic IP counseling.  Professor Robinson has counseled clients in a variety of technical areas including computer software, consumer electronics, display technology, signal processing, telecommunications, wireless communications, network architecture, application specific electronic devices, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, data mining, search technology, vehicle safety systems, RFID technology, Internet applications and business methods.

Prior to practicing law, Professor Robinson was a technology consultant for Ernst & Young LLP and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLC.  He counseled clients on software development processes, developed customized software solutions and designed and implemented web application architectures.

Professor Robinson is a graduate of Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004).  He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering (B.S. 1999).  While attending law school, Professor Robinson served in the Duke Law Community Enterprise Clinic, where he provided counseling on copyright and trademark protection and advised entrepreneurial clients on business formation.

Professor Robinson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

EXPERIENCE 

  • Assisted companies in various areas of patent law including counseling through negotiations, opinions, prosecution and strategic IP issues including evaluating emerging technology

  • Counseled clients in a variety of technical areas including computer software, consumer electronics, display technology, signal processing, telecommunications, wireless communications, network architecture, application specific electronic devices, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, data mining, search technology, vehicle safety systems, RFID technology, Internet applications and business methods

EDUCATION  

  • JD, cum laude, Duke University School of Law (2004)

  • BS, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering (1999)

BAR/COURT ADMISSIONS 

  • Admitted To Practice In The District Of Columbia And Virginia

  • Admitted To Practice Before The The U.s. Patent And Trademark Office

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIPS

  • Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law

  • Barrister, The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Court

  • Treasurer, Computer Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association

  • Member, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Scholarly Research Committee

  • Member, Duke University Alumni Association

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

  • No “Direction” Home: An Alternative Approach to Joint Infringement, Intellectual Property Law Review 139 (Karen B. Tripp ed., 2013).

  • A Case Study of Federal Circuit Policy Making, 66 SMU Law Review579 (2013)

  • No “Direction” Home: An Alternative Approach to Joint Infringement, 62 American University Law Review 59 (2012)

  • Co-Organizer and Moderator, The Future of Patent Law: Understanding the Challenges Ahead, 11th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX (October 3, 2014).

  • Panel Organizer and Panelist, 2020: An IP Odyssey, Southeastern Association of Law Schools – Workshop on Intellectual Property Law, Amelia Island, FL (August 5, 2014).

  • Invited Presenter, Economic Theory, Divided Infringement and Enforcing Interactive Patents, John Mercer Langston Black Male Law Faculty Writing Workshop, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV (July 11, 2014).

  • Speaker, The War on Induced Infringement, Drake IP Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa (March 29, 2014)

  • Invited Speaker, Recent Developments in Patent Law, The Eleventh Annual Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice Seminar, U.S. Space and Rocket Center (NASA), Huntsville, AL (March 14, 2014)

  • Identified as a Rising Scholar and Invited Speaker, Naples Midwinter Patent Law Experts Conference, Naples, FL (February 11, 2014)

  • Invited Speaker, Theoretical Perspectives on Joint Infringement, First Monday Faculty Series, University of Georgia Law School, Athens, GA (December 2, 2013)

  • Invited Panelist, Game Law Panel, Big Design 2013, Dallas, TX (October 19, 2013)

  • Speaker, Theoretical Perspectives on Recent Doctrinal Changes to the Federal Circuit's Joint Infringement Standard, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York, NY (August 8, 2013))

  • Panelist, "Patentable Subject Matter: What's Patentable Today May Not Be Patentable Tomorrow," Southeastern Association of Law Schools - Workshop on Intellectual Property Law (Palm Beach, FL (August 5, 2013))

  • Participant, "Law and Economics Center Economics Institute for Law Professors," George Mason University School of Law (Beaver Creek, CO (July 7-19, 2013))

  • Participant, "Law and Economics Center Empirical Workshop for Law Professors," George Mason University School of Law (Arlington, VA (May 20-24, 2013))

  • Invited Speaker, Inaugural Intellectual Property Academics' Boot Camp, University of New Hampshire School of Law (Holderness, NH (June 6, 2013))