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Posted on: Apr 16, 2014

The IndyBar's Bench Bar Conference has long been known as the best opportunity for litigators and judges to mix and mingle in a casual, fun environment. Now in its 21st year, the conference has widened its appeal with the second year of in-house counsel programming planned for the 2014 event, to be held June 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Check out In-House Counsel Track programming below, and view the full agenda, which includes nationally-renowned plenary and luncheon speakers, at Planning to attend? Don't delay! Registration prices will increase on May 1.

DON'T WORRY, WE WON'T TALK ABOUT PATENTS: IP and Internet Law for In-House Counsel
How do you make sure your organization has the rights it needs in its work product, or that of its independent contractors? What is "work made for hire"? What are "moral rights"? What is an "intent to use" trademark application? Can you buy Google ads triggered by someone else's trademarked terms? What are some "hot topics" right now in Internet Law? Anthony Rose, adjunct professor of Internet Law and partner with the Indianapolis boutique IP firm Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP will present this one-hour overview and primer on copyright, trademark and Internet law.
Speaker: Anthony Rose, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL: Advanced Contract Negotiation Tips for In-House Counsel
Most businesses have contracts - and lots of them. When you are revising and negotiating the many contracts (be they for goods or services) that come across your desk, what are some state law subtleties that may affect your drafting or negotiating position? When you push for Indiana (or another state's law) during negotiations, how might that impact your contract in the event of a dispute? You will be surprised at what an impact small drafting changes may make. This one-hour session isn't for beginners: it will cover subtleties in contract drafting and negotiations to help you craft contracts to better protect your business.
Speaker: James Birge, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

TO COMPETE OR NON-COMPETE: That is the Question
Best practices and practical considerations when attaching the tether of a non-competes, non-solicitations, and other perceived ball and chains on employees and company leadership.
Speakers: A panel of in-house and outside counsel


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