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Intellectual Property Counsel

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time


Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Organization: Corporate Functions/Legal

Location: Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MO

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 674,000 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 [Register to View] .

People in the Corporate Function contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.

Job Description

Imagine being part of team that helps transform leading organisations and communities around the world!

At Accenture we put innovation at the heart of everything we do and coupled with our core values of client value creation, one global network, respect for the individual, best people, integrity and stewardship, we offer careers that provide unparalleled opportunities for career growth and job satisfaction.

The mission statement of Global Services Legal is to “drive sustainable business growth for Accenture by providing deep legal expertise at the intersection of business strategy, industry and technology in a highly dynamic environment.” The Global Services Legal team is a strategic partner and a product counsel towards the five Services under Accenture’s Next Generation Growth Model, i.e. Interactive, Strategy & Consulting, Industry X, Technology and Operations. We are a diverse team and our team’s mission is to help our business to grow in a responsible, inclusive, and sustainable way, by providing early-stage legal advice and support in relation to the key business strategies and priorities.

This team also functions as the integrator between various other parts of the Legal team, coordinating between the multidisciplinary areas of deep expertise across the wider Legal team, to deliver one holistic Legal perspective to the business.

Accenture seeks an attorney with at least 5 years of broad IP experience to join our global IP group as IP counsel. You will be a trusted advisor by providing business practical IP advice across a variety of IP topics, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. You will also be a valuable partner by helping to develop and implement IP strategic initiatives, policies, best practices, and training.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our business groups to gain a deep understanding of key assets and strategic growth areas, and develop IP strategies to protect the assets and maximize business outcomes.

  • Manage and continuously evolve our patenting efforts by working with business leads and developers; identifying strategic focus areas; evaluating the patentability of inventions; and supporting patent harvesting, patent prosecution and IP operations.

  • Educate, advise and support internal stakeholders (such as business clients, corporate colleagues, and other legal colleagues) on IP issues and transactions across various industries and geographies.

  • Develop and implement IP strategic initiatives, policies, best practices, and training.

  • Support other IP projects as needed to continuously transform our IP practice to address emerging technology and evolving IP laws.

Behaviours and Attributes

  • Committed to collaborating with colleagues in the IP group as well as other stakeholders to achieve shared goals, build relationships, and be a dependable team player.

  • Proactively anticipates obstacles and risks, and develops innovative IP solutions in collaboration with colleagues.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: JD and admission in good standing with applicable bar association(s)

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a corporate or law firm setting.

Professional Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act,Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $119,880 - $227,600and [Register to View]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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