André Frieden

Associate General Counsel, Chief IP CounselWipro

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
- Extensive in-house and law firm experience negotiating regional and global technology transactions 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, 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, IT, product development, software license compliance, finance, marketing and HR in connection with such technology transactions 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)
- Languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish