Name Andre Frieden

Designation   Chief IP Counsel

Company     Wipro

Country    USA

Extensive in-house and law firm experience negotiating regional and global technology transactions, guiding innovation growth strategies, securing key commercial alliances and supporting M&A for Fortune 100 companies, governmental organizations and U.S., European, LatAm and APAC technology companies
– Negotiating and drafting a wide range of complex technology transactions (software licenses, AI/ML solutions, VR/AR offerings, SaaS, PaaS and Cloud agreements, IT infrastructure contracts, IT outsourcing/offshoring and other professional services agreements, database and digital content subscription agreements, supply chain agreements, product development and collaboration agreements, IP licenses, hardware purchases and leases, telecom agreements)
– Advising senior executives on strategic IT initiatives and supporting teams in procurement, product development, software license compliance, IT support services, finance, marketing and HR in connection with technology transactions, technology partnerships and related IP matters
– Managing global patent and trademark portfolios related to proprietary software and SaaS offerings, including performing due diligence, supporting filings, and advising on a broad range of IP disputes (patent, copyright and trademark infringement claims, incl. settlement negotiations)
– Counseling on data privacy/security requirements (HIPAA, EU data protection, GLBA, PCI) and e-commerce compliance issues (e.g., Can-Spam Act)
– Managing outside counsel work covering a range of commercial and technology matters
– Advising on contract disputes relating to IT outsourcing and professional services with key vendors;
– Supporting IP due diligence and IT license consolidation in connection with strategic acquisitions
– Published on legal, business and technology topics (incl. in the National Law Journal, BNA Int’l journals and various CLE books)