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Founder and CEO of IPCybercrime, Rob Holmes, is scheduled to speak at PubCon, which is known worldwide as the leading online marketing conference in the world. Holmes will take part in a panel entitled ‘Trends in Trademark and IP’ which will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 11:35a – 12:35p at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here, he will share the stage with seasoned attorneys and other online professionals. Rob will share many insider tips and tricks he observes from his various cases. On Tuesday, October 6, from 11am to noon, Rob will be meeting with attendees for exclusive one-on-one lab sessions. Here he will be sharing his insights on where the Black Hat Meets the Black market. It should be noted that Rob Holmes will be the only licensed private investigator slated to speak at PubCon. His most recent major cases include a victory in Federal Court against a major online marketplace on behalf of a conglomerate of luxury brands.
Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference and expo, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on October 5 – 8, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls in the sunny entertainment capital of the world. Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference, is supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and digital advertising, and offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers in provocative cutting-edge sessions. Pubcon named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business — is one of the biggest and boldest international gatherings of optimization and new media innovators ever assembled. Since 2000, Pubcon has been bringing the very best in online marketing and SEO to countless attendees from over 130 different countries.
Ten years ago on this date you may have seen a goofball driving down Washington Boulevard in Culver City blasting the Tom Petty song ‘Free Falling’ while joyfully singing out the car window as if he were Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry Maguire‘. That was me. The reason for this occasion was that, just like the title character of the aforementioned film, I quit my job with no safety net or certain future in order to start my own business.
Six years prior to that, I married the love of my life. Believe it or not, the anniversary of our marriage doesn’t equate to me as much as the day I told my wife that we were never going to have to have jobs again. I stopped off at the grocery store on the corner of Doheny and Beverly and came home with that chilled ten-dollar bottle of California sparkling wine.
I began my company in the kitchen of my one-bedroom apartment on Oakhurst Drive in Beverly Hills. All I had was a desk, a fax machine, and a computer that I assembled myself from scraps. I spent the next week or two learning Quickbooks. During this time I attended the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition’s Fall Meeting in Las Vegas. This was the first time I showed up in public as Rob Holmes, proprietor. Just as for my father before me, this organization and its members are my family and home. I look forward to spending my tenth IACC Fall Meeting in Orlando with these fine people.
Since 2001 I have carved a niche for myself in the areas of Intellectual Property and the Internet. I catch bad guys and get paid for it. Half of the time I’m sitting on my ass at Starbucks. Life is good. Thanks to all of you who have made this a possibility for me. I love you all. Let’s have another great decade.
Now I’m going to finish my coffee.