IPCybercrime is a boutique firm providing investigations and consulting to corporations and their attorneys in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet. Since 1982, we have been investigating intellectual property theft and, since 1995, we have been the trailblazers in doing so online. What sets us apart from the rest is our years of intellectual property experience, superior investigative research capabilities, and an unparalleled knowledge of cyberspace and the mind of the cybercriminal.
We are popular leaders in the investigative, cybercrime and intellectual property communities. Many private and government agencies now seek our advice and emulate our approaches. We have been involved in some of the most influential cases of our time in relation to IP Cybercrime.
IPCybercrime has a fully-staffed web forensics data collection & analysis team on premises at our Dallas Headquarters. Each staff member is not only vetted by our firm and adjoined to our license and insurance, but each has received background checks by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). All members of our team are trained hands-on by two of the world’s leading specialists in web forensics, Rob Holmes and Jason Holmes. We also have staff members onsite who speak Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish. Many of our competitors lack the web forensics expertise in-house, so they outsource this most important work, or hire individuals who claim these abilities. We believe it is absolutely critical that our agency’s principals can train our staff uniformly and also validate and approve all evidence output by our office. We at IPCybercrime work hard to make sure our standard operating procedures adhere to the stringent requirements of both the ANSI 17024 standard and the US DOD Directive 8570 recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). At IPCybercrime, we are innovating as fast as the cybercrimals and we make sure privacy, security and chain of custody are never an issue.
In 1981 former New Jersey state trooper Bob Holmes obtained his private investigator’s license. Shortly thereafter, he began investigating intellectual property crimes. In the early 1980’s there were very few people investigating the counterfeiting of trademarked brands. As soon as he could, he got his entire family involved. His pre-teen sons Rob and Jason began working for him as undercover operatives. The Holmes brothers were soon making undercover buys all over the Jersey Shore and getting paid in ice cream while father Bob Holmes was making a name for himself as one of the premier detectives on the East Coast. Throughout the entire 1990s, Bob Holmes was called “Chief” on Canal Street in New York City by the vendors and his legend grew to proportions previously not imagined.
Meanwhile, in 1995, Rob Holmes (Jr.) was pursuing his other career goals in Los Angeles and, like Micheal Corleone, found himself back in the family business. Soon, Rob began working for a premiere intellectual property investigations firm on the opposite coast from his father. By 2001, Rob was handling his firm’s entire Internet portfolio and decided to start his own company, The Holmes Detective Agency. Jason Holmes was in the U.S. Navy during the 90s and stationed in Virginia, which was close enough to continue his work in New York City with his father on weekend raid days. After 9/11 Jason was reassigned to San Diego as Navy Management.
In the mid-2000s Bob passed away and the Holmes brothers found themselves on the same coast and aching to keep the family tradition going. Then The Holmes Detective Agency became IPCybercrime, focusing on Rob and Jason‘s specialties. In 2007 the Holmes brothers moved their corporate headquarters to Plano, Texas, home to many major corporate headquarters including Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Bank of America Home Loans, HP Enterprise Services, Capital One, JCPenney, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Frito-Lay, Dell and Toyota. This is where IPCybercrime really began to flourish, becoming a staple in the intellectual property cybercrime space. In 2014, Rob decided to return to the West Coast to head up and re-open the Los Angeles office. While the Texas office handles the company’s operations, the new California office focuses on corporate business development and major case consulting.