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Software Licensing and Commercialization Attorney

at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Posted: 1/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00031045451

Job Description

Software Licensing and Commercialization Attorney
Cognizant is seeking a Director level in-house attorney to join our IP & Technology Transactions team within the Legal Department, preferably in the Denver office but we will also consider candidates in Dallas, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Teaneck, New Jersey.  This individual will support internal business and technical teams engaged in software and SaaS product development, commercialization, and deployment.  The person in this role also will negotiate a wide range of technology transactions, including inbound and outbound software licenses, SaaS subscription agreements, strategic alliances, software OEM, and cloud services agreements to support Cognizant's software and services offerings.  Extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, and closing information technology agreements is required.  He or she will also draft supplemental terms and conditions and augment company license and services templates for the deployment of software products and solutions.  General technology, open source software, and other intellectual property expertise is a plus.  Solid, effective negotiation and relationship management skills are critical in this position.  The person in this role will need to develop collaborative relationships with internal clients and colleagues.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Working with the other members of the Cognizant Legal Department, this attorney is responsible for the following:
  1. Reviewing, drafting and negotiating inbound and outbound software evaluation, license, SaaS, strategic alliance, reseller, support and cloud services agreements;   
  2. Working closely with the business through the new product introduction and commercialization process, including performing IP due diligence, negotiating software OEM technology agreements, and developing commercial and licensing terms;
  3. Website and mobile application terms development and licensing support;
  4. Workflow process improvement, playbook development, training, and forms updating;
  5. Assisting commercial attorneys with IP and licensing terms in large-scale IT services agreements, including IT infrastructure, outsourcing, BPO and BPaaS contracts.
Depending upon the candidate's experience and interest, there may also be opportunities to assist with policy and process initiatives, open source software management, IP due diligence and integration for acquired companies, and advising on IP matters in litigation.