Judges’ Night Gala with the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA), the Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA), and the Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court invite you to our annual Judges’ Night Gala.
Judges’ Night honors those members of the judiciary who handle intellectual property matters and features an interactive discussion of current topics with a panel of prominent judges and scholars. We are extremely pleased to announce that this year’s guest of honor will be the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Judges’ Night will begin with a keynote interview with Judge Dyk. Following the keynote interview, Judge Dyk will join in a panel discussion with Judge John W. Holcomb and Judge Shashi H. Kewalramani of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The panel discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Brannen, Managing Partner of Stris & Maher LLP.
**Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (provider # 2083) will seek approval from the State Bar of California for MCLE credit in the amount of 1.0 hour.
Judge (plus one guest, e.g., law clerk): FREE
In-House: $15 ($25 after March 11)
LAIPLA Law Student Members**: $15 ($25 after March 11)
Government & Law Professors: $15 ($25 after March 11)
LAIPLA Member: $25 ($35 after March 11)
Non-Member: $30 ($40 after March 11)
** Membership for Law Students is free
Pre-registration deadline is Friday, March 11. After the deadline, the registration fee increases as shown above. Cancellations must be received by the deadline.
Guests of Honor
The Honorable Timothy B. Dyk, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Circuit Judge Timothy B. Dyk was appointed by President William J. Clinton in 2000. Prior to his appointment, Judge Dyk was Partner and Chair, Issues and Appeals Practice Area, at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue from 1990 to 2000. He was Adjunct Professor at Yale Law School from 1986 to 1987 and 1989, at the University of Virginia Law School in 1984 and 1985, and from 1987 to 1988, and at the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983, 1986, 1989 and 1991. Judge Dyk was Associate and Partner, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering from 1964 to 1990. From 1963 to 1964, Judge Dyk served as Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General Louis F. Oberdorfer. He also served as law clerk to Chief Justice Warren from 1962 to 1963, and to Justices Reed and Burton from 1961 to 1962. Judge Dyk received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1958 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1961. He was First President of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court from 2000 to 2001 and President of the Giles Sutherland Rich Inn of Court from 2006 to 2007. Judge Dyk is co-author of the Chapter on Patents in the Fourth Edition of the treatise, Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts. He was the recipient of the 2012 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Federal Circuit and the 2016 Honorable William C. Conner Inn of Court Excellence Award. He is a member of the American Law Institute.
The Honorable John W. Holcomb, Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
Judge John W. Holcomb was appointed as a United States District Judge in November 2019. Prior to his appointment, Judge Holcomb has spent his legal career in private practice, primarily focusing on intellectual property law. He has tried major, complex litigation matters involving patents, copyrights, and trade secrets in the Central and Southern Districts of California, San Diego County Superior Court, and the Delaware Chancery Court. He has also argued appeals before the Federal Circuit and the Delaware Supreme Court. Holcomb’s clients have included individuals and entities of all sizes, from large publicly traded corporations to small privately held companies.
Judge Holcomb has also dedicated time to pro bono matters involving family law, immigration, and civil rights issues. Additionally, Holcomb has been on the Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel for the Central District since 2009, and he has served as a panel mediator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for the Central District since 2012. Throughout his career, Holcomb has been involved in several bar associations in various capacities.
Judge Holcomb has worked as a partner at Greenberg Gross since 2019 where he litigated intellectual property cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants, conducted mediations, and served as a Special Master. Before joining Greenberg Gross, Holcomb briefly worked as a solo practitioner, conducting mediations and providing advice and consulting services concerning intellectual property and bankruptcy issues.
From 1997 to 2018, Judge Holcomb worked at Knobbe Martens where he became partner in 2002. During this time, he litigated intellectual property cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants, and consulted on bankruptcy, secured transactions, and commercial law issues. From 1994 to 1997, Judge Holcomb worked as an associate at Irell & Manella, focusing on general civil litigation and bankruptcy matters.
Judge Holcomb received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Judge Holcomb served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy from 1984 to 1989. Following law school, Judge Holcomb clerked for the Honorable Ronald Barliant of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The Honorable Shashi H. Kewalramani, Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
Judge Shashi H. Kewalramani was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in 2017. Prior to his appointment, Judge Kewalramani maintained a private practice handling intellectual property and commercial litigation on the defense and plaintiff side for his clients, federal criminal defense, and state and federal investigation matters. He is a registered patent attorney, previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Central and Northern Districts of California, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Schell, the then-Chief Judge in the Eastern District of Texas.
Judge Kewalramani received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of several engineering honor societies, and his J.D. from Baylor Law School, graduating cum laude, where he was also an editor of the Law Review.
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