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OCIPLA May 2022 Luncheon

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine 2607 Main Street, Irvine

  Speakers:  Honorable John W. Holcomb and Alan G. Laquer Topic:  Anatomy of a Copyright Case Date/Time:  Thursday, May 26 at 12:00 PT Location: In-person at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614     SPEAKERS 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 […]

OCIPLA April 2022 Virtual Luncheon


  Speaker:  Charlene Minx: Principal and Founder of Minx Law, PC Topic:  "Trademark Modernization Act - Practice Tips for IP Attorneys" Date/Time:  Thursday, April 28 at 12:00 PT Location:  Zoom     SPEAKER Charlene Minx is an intellectual property attorney and trusted advisor to brand owners. For more than 16 years, Charlene has counseled clients in all aspects of brand management and enforcement, including the selection, commercialization, and protection of global IP portfolios. Charlene's clients include both iconic brands and emerging companies in digital media and entertainment, software and Web3, apparel and footwear, and consumer and personal goods. Charlene's work includes guiding clients through complex IP transactions, including brand licensing programs, and lending IP specialist support to M&A transactions. On the enforcement side, Charlene represents clients before the federal courts and the USPTO's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also has extensive experience in managing cross-border IP disputes. Prior to forming her own boutique firm in 2016, Charlene practiced in the intellectual property groups at Greenberg Traurig LLP and Steptoe & Johnson LLP. She is a graduate of USC Law School and UC Berkeley.  

OCIPLA March 2022 Virtual Discussion


  Speaker:  Ahsan Shaikh, partner and head of McDermott Will & Emery’s patent prosecution practice. Topic: Calling All Innovators: Driving Inclusive Team Idea Generation Join OCIPLA for a discussion with Ahsan Shaikh, partner and head of McDermott Will & Emery’s patent prosecution practice, on using hybrid brainstorming to create a more inclusive patenting program that measurably increases inventor diversity. Date/Time: Thursday, March 17 at 12:00 PT Location: Zoom