OCIPLA May 2022 Luncheon
May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Honorable John W. Holcomb
Topic: What’s Up With Copyrights?
Date/Time: Thursday, May 26 at 12:00 PT
Location: In-person at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614
Honorable John W. Holcomb
Judge Holcomb earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. For the next five years, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, including assignments aboard the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey (BB-62) and with the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. In 1993, Judge Holcomb received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He then served as a law clerk for Judge Ronald Barliant of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Thereafter, Judge Holcomb was an associate with Irell & Manella LLP. In 1997, he joined the intellectual property law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, and he was elevated to partner in 2002. Judge Holcomb retired from Knobbe Martens in 2018, and he briefly practiced as a bankruptcy and litigation sole-practitioner before joining the firm Greenberg Gross LLP as a partner in 2019. In September 2020, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Holcomb’s appointment as a District Judge.