Founder and CEO
Esmael Dinan is founder and CEO of Ofinno Technologies. He has over twenty years of research and development experience in technology firms such as WorldCom, Bechtel Communications, Sprint, and Clearwire. He led research and development projects in various areas of wireless and wireline networking technologies, such as LTE Advanced, Evolved Packet Core, 5G New Radio, and 5G Core Networks. He is an inventor in over six hundred granted or pending patent applications. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia in 2001.
VP, Intellectual Property
David G. Grossman manages the protection and licensing of Ofinno technologies.
David G. Grossman, J.D. is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. David Grossman received a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in 2004 and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1981.
David is experienced in the management of intellectual property, the prosecution of patents, and the development, licensing, and commercialization of new technologies. David was the Assistant Director of Technology Transfer for George Mason University for over 10 years, led the software and avionics development for the NASA/Orbital X-34 rocket plane, and designed toys for Fisher-Price. David is an active member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). David has served on the Board of Directors of NAPP for many years and was the research editor of “Tomorrow’s Technology Transfer: The Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers.” Additionally, David is an inventor for over 16 patents with several others pending, has been involved with several start-up companies from initial concept to exit, and has monetized over $30 million in patent rights.
Steve Gion is the Operations Director for Ofinno Technologies. He has more than thirteen years of experience in operations across multiple industries. Prior to starting with Ofinno, Steve was the Regional Logistics Manager for Data Center Infrastructure Operations in Northern Virginia at Amazon Web Services. He also held positions in Amazon as a Senior Financial Analyst and as a fulfillment center Area Manager. Additionally, he served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Steve received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Idaho, and earned an MBA from the University of Maryland.
Patent Development Director
Kavon Nasabzadeh is the Patent Development Director for Ofinno Technologies, where he leads the company’s patent portfolio management and prosecution efforts. Mr. Nasabzadeh has over a decade of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. His extensive experience includes drafting and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications to issuance in a wide variety of technical areas. These include key underlying technologies found in 3GPP and Wi-Fi standards, such as MIMO, precoding, forward error correction, multiple access schemes, and wireless network architectures. Mr. Nasabzadeh also has experience in inter partes review and reexamination proceedings at the USPTO, as well as district court and ITC litigation matters.
Prior to joining Ofinno, Mr. Nasabzadeh worked at a leading IP boutique firm. He also worked as an engineer in the telecommunications industry where he developed state-of-the-art test and measurement systems before entering the legal field. Mr. Nasabzadeh has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Lafayette College, a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, and a JD from the George Washington University.
Technology Research and Development Chair
Kyungmin Park is the Technology Research and Development Chair at Ofinno Technologies. His focus is research and development of radio access network procedures for LTE Advanced, LTE Advanced Pro, and New Radio for 5G. Prior to working for Ofinno, he held a senior research position at LG Electronics and participated in 3GPP standardization activities. Dr. Park is an inventor in over one hundred granted or pending US patent applications. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea in 2011.
Director of Business Development
Don Bitting is Director of Business Development at Ofinno Technologies. He is responsible for developing and implementing growth opportunities and fostering client partnerships. Mr. Bitting is an experienced IP business strategist with over 15 years in the field of Intellectual Property. Prior to joining Ofinno, he served as Director of IP/Patent Licensing at Stanley Black & Decker where he led the build out and execution of new strategic IP commercialization programs. Prior to this, he served as Program Director of IP and Licensing at IBM Corporation for 10 years. As part of IBM’s IP and technology licensing division, he executed key patent licensing and collaborative partnership deals worldwide. Mr. Bitting holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, an MBA from Lehigh University, and an undergraduate degree in Physics from Albright College.
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