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Chijioke (Chiji) E. Offor

Associate

Chiji Offor is a business-savvy, problem-solver and a tough litigator with a strong background in computer software, mobile electronics, and internet applications and services.

Chiji’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology counseling, with an emphasis on patent litigation. Chiji has handled all stages of patent litigation. He has developed and implemented successful invalidity, claim construction, non-infringement, and apportionment strategies. He has deposed and defended depositions of corporate and technical witnesses, including experts. Chiji has prepared claim construction, dispositive, and post-trial pleadings and motions; and he has worked with experts to prepare expert reports. Chiji has advised clients in matters involving various technologies, including mobile software applications; internet and wireless communication protocols; data warehousing and business analytics software; digital sensors and electric meters; and advanced metering infrastructure; among others.

Chiji has demonstrated success as first-chair trial counsel and in federal courts, including the Northern and Eastern District of Texas federal courts. He has successfully argued discovery, TRO, and pretrial motions in federal court. And, as lead trial counsel in a three-day bench trial in the Northern District of Texas, Chiji won a complete petitioner verdict securing the return of an abducted 6-year-old child to the child’s mother in Mexico.

Chiji is committed to providing pro bono legal services and is involved in the Dallas legal and professional communities. In 2014 he received DAYL’s 2014 Pro Bono Service Award and was recognized by the Texas Bar Journal as a Pro Bono Champion. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the UT Dallas EPPS School and served for three years on the Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals board. Chiji is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and was selected for membership in the first associate class of the Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Intellectual Property Inn of Court.

Experience Highlights

  • Led litigation defense (discovery, technical, and damages teams) representing computer manufacturer (multi-party litigation) in successful defense against patent infringement suit targeting third-party wireless radio chipsets.
  • Led litigation defense (discovery, technical, and damages teams) representing public utility (multi-party litigation) in successful defense against patent infringement suit targeting electronic meters and advanced metering infrastructure.
  • Won complete petitioner verdict after three-day bench trial and secured the return of an abducted 6-year-old child to her mother in a case involving international child abduction claims. See Vazquez v. Vasquez, No. 3:13-cv-1445-B, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184292 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 27, 2013), aff’d 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14521 (5th Cir. 2014).
  • Prepared successful post-trial JNOV motions on behalf of reservoir monitoring equipment manufacturer resulting in an order setting aside jury verdict of direct infringement.
  • Prepared successful motion to compel on behalf of defendant semiconductor manufacturer resulting in an order requiring the patent infringement plaintiff to amend its infringement contentions for all three asserted patents.
  • Co-led discovery, damages, and technical defense teams representing business software and services company in successful defense against patent infringement suit targeting message processing, data transformation, and business analytics software.
  • Led discovery and technical defense teams representing mobile device manufacturer in successful defense against patent infringement suit targeting social networking applications and image sharing technology on mobile devices.
  • Co-led discovery and technical defense teams representing mobile device and network technology company in successful defense against patent infringement suit targeting smartphone application software.

Education

University of Wisconsin
J.D., 2008
Two-time Regional Semifinalist, Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition; Executive Board, Moot Court; John Marshall IT & Security Law Moot Court Team; Dean’s Academic Achievement Honors.

University of Michigan, College of Engineering
B.S., Computer Science, 2005

Court Admissions

Texas, 2008

Wisconsin

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas

Honors and Awards

Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2017).

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