Andre Frieden

Mr. Frieden manages the global IP law group at Wipro, a publicly traded multinational information technology company with over $7.5 billion in annual revenue. He provides strategic guidance in connection with the company’s rapidly growing patent and trademark portfolios, supports the expansion of Wipro’s global and regional IP licensing programs, and advises executives in key business units and geographies on IP-focused growth and risk management strategies. He also negotiates many of the company’s leading technology offerings in automation and artificial intelligence and supports key digital transformation initiatives and IP-driven alliances in the U.S., Europe and APAC. Previously, Mr. Frieden has served as lead in-house IP counsel at large privately-held and publicly-traded companies. Prior to that he worked at two major law firms, where he represented Fortune 100 companies, research institutions, startups and governmental organizations on a wide range of IP matters, including complex transactions as well as IP enforcement action, dispute resolution and portfolio management. He has published extensively on topics relating to IP protection, software licensing, cross-border technology partnerships, and data security/privacy. He speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish and works from Wipro’s offices in Chicago, Bangalore and London.