Next month, world renowned intellectual property investigations and cyber consulting firm IPCybercrime will be opening a satellite office in Los Angeles’s Westside in order to address the needs of their intellectual property and technology clients. This neighborhood, also known as the Silicon Beach, has long been home to digital entertainment firms and is now headquarters to more than 500 technology companies and content creators.
Long a staple in the fashion and luxury markets, IPCybercrime has seen a surge in technology clients in the last half decade; specifically, content creators. “In 2013 we witnessed the dawn of the platinum age of television. In 2014 quality online streaming video became a viable profit model”, says IPCybercrime’s founder & CEO Rob Holmes. According to PwC, streaming home video revenue will exceed physical home video revenue by 2018. “In 2015 we will be faced with a new gold rush of intellectual property theft. For the first time in history online pirated content will be in direct competition alongside major legitimate sources of revenue,” Holmes predicts.
Originally forming his company in Los Angeles, Rob Holmes moved IPCybercrime’s headquarters to the burgeoning North Texas area a few years ago to be more central between coasts and to position the company for long-term growth. For the last several years, Holmes has been a prominent fixture in the Texas technology, marketing and political communities, while making frequent trips to both coasts. Since 2006, the operational side of IPCybercrime has been overseen by President & COO Jason Holmes, who will continue to run operations and employees at the IPCybercrime Headquarters in Texas. Rob will be consulting on major IP projects and developing new business in California. With qualified principal officers in both Texas and California, IPCybercrime aims to tackle the tough issues for brand owners with twice the force. Both Rob Holmes and Jason Holmes have more than twenty years experience investigating intellectual property crimes each (forty years combined).
IPCybercrime’s focus will remain on enforcing the intellectual property rights online for fashion, entertainment and technology companies.