Senior Ip Counsel, Wireless/Video Compression – Corporation – Northern VA

Ofinno is a leading research and development lab for 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, and video compression technologies. Home to some of the world’s most prolific inventors, Ofinno helps companies stay ahead of the technological curve by outsourcing their R&D from ideation to delivery.

We are growing rapidly, and we need experienced IP counsel to keep our enterprise at the leading edge of innovation. Our legal team works shoulder-to-shoulder with the technology team, from the conception of a new idea until the moment the patent is received. The end result is an industry-recognized portfolio, with global reach, at the core of next-generation tech.

Cross-training is what separates Ofinno from other R&D labs. We challenge our IP counsel to master the technical concepts underlying our inventors’ ideas. At the same time, our IP counsel are expected to educate our inventors on the legal aspects of IP. Ofinno’s culture of mutual learning and collaboration is unique among R&D labs, and absolutely can not be duplicated at a law firm.

Job Description
What you’ll be doing:

You will have responsibility for all IP needs of the business related to Ofinno’s technical team, including working closely with inventors to evaluate, draft, file, and prosecute patent applications in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and drafting patent applications, including specification, figures, and claims
  • Making filing decisions and formulating prosecution strategies
  • Interviewing Examiners and responding to Office Actions
  • Coordinating prosecution strategies across multiple global jurisdictions and instructing foreign associates
  • Helping to coordinate, evaluate, and manage Ofinno’s 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, or Video Compression patent portfolio
    Searching prior art for relevant subject matter

Who you are:

  • Licensed to practice before the USPTO
  • Experience with 5G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, or Video Compression technology
  • Five or more years of experience drafting and prosecuting patents, managing portfolios, performing patent analysis, and developing patent strategies
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Willing and able to report to our office in Reston, Virginia, at least four days per week

Additional information:

Our people are our business, and it is our job to take care of you. We know you have to see it to believe it, but here are some of the perks you can count on:

  • Competitive salaries within the range of $175k - $240k for attorneys ($125k - $170k for agents), with regular opportunities for salary increase, and additional compensation based on company performance and valuation.
  • 401(K) matching -- We help you plan and save for retirement with a 401(K) matching program that’s available on day one.
  • Free healthcare plans-- Ofinno covers full premiums for you are your family on select healthcare plans, including employer HSA contributions if applicable.
  • Free Food -- Our kitchen is always fully stocked, including lunch, protein bars, fruit, sodas, coffee and tea.
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off -- Our lives are enriched by family time, vacations and personal time, so we offer unlimited paid time off and sick leave.
  • On-campus gym -- Unwind, reduce stress and feel great – even when you’re at work.
  • Other benefits, too long to list -- Please discuss with our great People Ops team about additional benefits offered.
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

To join Ofinno, please submit a cover letter and some writing samples to The writing samples preferably include: (a) a patent application that you have written in the area of 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, or video compression; (b) at least one response to a USPTO or EPO Office Action. For the Office Action Response, we are particularly interested in the persuasiveness of your arguments regarding novelty and non-obviousness. Ideally, the Office Action Response includes substantive arguments with fact-based analysis of the cited art (as opposed to 101 arguments or arguments in support of newly-added features).

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Northern VA