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In-House Intellectual Property Counsel (Commercial IP) • 5-10 PQE • UK / Europe / Remote

In House IP Lawyer role with a large global multi-billion IT business.

Our client is a global IT business with over 25 years' history and offices in 40 countries around the world, one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies and a Top Employer 2020.

The company is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and has a strong focus on AI and analytics, digital engineering, IoT, process automation etc. The business feels very safe in current conditions and is going through its next stage of innovation and growth, with a focus on Europe and the UK.

Remote, Central London, West London, Bristol, Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), Continental Europe (France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Nordics etc) - as long as UK qualified.

EMEA Legal Team
As part of the global team of over 200 professionals, EMEA legal counsel are located across 12 countries with a significant presence in London, where EMEA GC is based.

New Intellectual Property Legal Role (Commercial IP)

Our client is creating a new specialist commercial IP role to work alongside the technology lawyers and will start interviewing within a couple of weeks.

Great timing and opportunities
The company's current focus is on further deepening its Cloud, digital engineering, data and IoT proposition. The business is executing against this strategy both with organic investment and targeted M&A's, with a particular emphasis on the UK and Europe, where it recognises strong market potential.


Pragmatic commercial IP legal advice for delivering information technology outsourcing and managed services business. Advise on IP risks, IP trends, and support commercial lawyers on various contracts, including procurement, reseller, distribution, supply, outsourcing, M&A, licensing (software, SaaS/XaaS), collaboration agreements, IP rights assignments, advisory and consultancy agreements, end-user licence agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Intellectual Property, licensing and technology transactions in complex XaaS, Outsourcing, Managed Services, digital transformation/AI projects
Leading international R&D cooperation with industry, academics and startups;
Development and implementation of IP strategies and policies;
Trade and Export Control compliance and regulatory IP monitoring.

  • 6-12 years of experience with at least 4 years as a technology lawyer in-house or in private practice
  • Either UK qualified or with at least 4 years of experience under the English law
Role benefits
  • Above market salary, bonus and benefits (we can discuss in more detail)
  • Managing direct reports
  • True opportunities to progress in your career
  • High degree of trust and autonomy whilst being part of a collaborative team
  • Flexible home-office or remote working policy
  • 360 degree learning and development opportunities to further your career
  • Excellent office locations (Central or West London) with great transport links

Your contact is Mila Read, Director of Found Legal. Please apply below or via [email protected]

FOUND LEGAL is a specialist in-house tech legal recruitment agency. We specialise in placing lawyers into technology companies across the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia. If the role / location is not the right fit, please reach out to Mila Read to discuss other opportunities.

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Job Location
London, United Kingdom
Remote work from: United Kingdom; UK
Date posted
May 17, 2020
Valid through
June 16, 2020
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