Legal Counsel (IP) (Remote)
Freshworks
Chennai, India
5h ago

About the company :

Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to delight their customers and employees. We do this by taking a fresh approach to building and delivering software that is affordable, quick to implement, and designed for the end-user.

More than 50,000 companies from startups to public companies around the world use Freshworks software-as-a-service to enable a better customer experience (CRM) and employee experience (ITSM, HRSM).

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freshworks has a dedicated team operating from 13 global locations to serve customers, including American Express, Sony, Vice Media, TaylorMade, Sotheby’s, Stitchfix, OfficeMax, Multichoice, Delivery Hero, ITV, and Klarna.

Freshworks transforms the way world-class organizations collaborate with customers and co-workers. The suite includes Freshdesk (omnichannel customer support), Freshsales (sales automation), Freshmarketer (marketing automation), Freshservice (IT service desk), Freshteam (HR management system).

About the Role :

Freshworks is seeking a highly motivated and enterprising counsel to join the Freshworks Legal Team. You will assist Freshworks in applying for Patents, Trademarks and advise on open source licensing.

You will be mentored by senior counsels and work closely with product & engineering teams.

Responsibilities :

  • Draft / assist in drafting / work with external consultants to draft Patent Claims
  • File trademarks across the globe and managing the existing trademark portfolio.
  • Review and finalize license agreements.
  • Advising on open source licenses and conducting audits to verify compliance.
  • Research on IP issues relevant to the SaaS industry.
  • Work closely with the product and engineering teams in understanding innovative features in the products.
  • Assist the Regional Counsel in briefing and managing external consultants where specialist advice is required.
  • Desired Candidate Profile :

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology and law (both) with demonstrated excellent academic performance.
  • 6-9 years of experience as an IP attorney in a reputable business law firm, or in-house experience with the legal department preferably in a multi-national company.
  • Sound knowledge of IP laws. Preference to those who have a good understanding / experience of working with
  • USPTO.

  • Strong knowledge of basic principles of contract drafting, review, and negotiation with an ability to provide practical and well-reasoned solutions.
  • Good understanding / experience in Privacy
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in English (both written and oral).
  • Good interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Must be fluent in MS office and comfortable with new technology.
  • Responsive and follows through on commitments.
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