Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal Location: USA (Within USA, location is negotiable)
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Job Description Specialty: Intellectual Property
Accenture seeks a seasoned intellectual property transactional attorney with at least 6 years of broad, in-depth transactional experience, including significant experience in leading IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and software licensing. The candidate will be responsible for leading and supporting a wide variety of complex IP transactions across our business. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to quickly and proactively identify, understand, and solve a wide variety of IP issues, including patent, copyright, trade secret and IP transactional issues, that commonly arise in our business. The candidate will also be a valuable partner to our business by helping to develop and implement firm-wide IP strategic initiatives, policies, best practices, and training to minimize risk and maximize business outcomes.
Anticipates, manages and resolves IP issues that arise across the lifecycle of M&A activity.
Leads or supports due diligence, analysis, structuring, drafting and negotiation of IP terms and agreements during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and related post-closing activities.
Leads the management of IP issues on complex client-facing or alliance transactions and liaising with legal colleagues and business teams to resolve those issues.
Drafts, analyzes, structures and negotiates agreements related to all types of IP transactions, including software licenses and collaboration agreements.
Advises on complex licensing arrangements, including music, film, and image licensing.
Develops and formalizes IP-related processes, templates and form agreements.
Develops and implements IP strategic initiatives, policies, best practices, and training designed to mitigate IP risks and maximize business outcomes.
Relationships: Reports to: IP Transactional Legal Lead Supervises: Outside Counsel
Education: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
Work Experience: Minimum 6 years of IP transactional experience that includes managing due diligence and IP issues in M&A, licensing, and a strong knowledge of IP issues related to the technology sector
Licensed member of a Bar of at least one state
Proactive, organized, and self-motivated and works well in a fast-paced global environment
Committed to collaborating with colleagues in the IP team as well as other stakeholders to achieve shared goals, build relationships, and be a strong team player
Skilled in anticipating obstacles and risks, and developing innovative solutions in alignment with business strategy
Analytical skills, business acumen, and ability to bridge the legal and business aspects of IP law by providing solid IP advice in a business practical manner
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
Executive presence and demonstrated leadership in a professional setting
Ability to manage many complex projects successfully, and set and meet priorities
Internal Number: 00892866
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 500,000+ people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.