Back by popular demand is Haute Tech 2, held the morning of the NY IP Law Association Dinner in Recognition of the Federal Judiciary (i.e., the “Patent Prom”) in New York City on March 31, 2017. The Patent Prom is the largest annual gathering of the federal judiciary and the largest party hosted by the patent bar (including in-house and outside counsel) based in NY and around the country.


Please join us in New York City on March 31, 2017, for our second annual “ChIPs Haute Tech” panel discussion and networking luncheon. We are pleased to have assembled an exciting panel of entrepreneurs and experts to talk about: the ever-evolving scope and breadth of fashion tech, the excitement and tribulations of the fashion tech world, and the IP challenges that flow from the intersection of fashion and technology. From start-up to established designer label, learn from those who live fashion tech every day.



WHAT: Haute Tech 2

WHEN: March 31, 2017

WHERE: Kirkland & Ellis
601 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY



10:30 Welcome and Check-in
11:00 Panel Discussion
12:30 Networking Luncheon



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Our engaging panelists include entrepreneurs and legal experts who are working in the new and dynamic fashion-tech space, including:


Deborah McNamara, adjunct professor of Fashion Law at NYU, private practice attorney for fashion tech clients, and independent fashion designer with a degree from Parsons School of Design.


Veronika Harbick, brand strategist turned knitwear engineer and fashion tech entrepreneur with Thursday’s Finest, a fashion tech company that creates custom clothing using 3D knitting robots.


Ava Farshidi, associate counsel at Rebecca Minkoff, privacy expert working at the intersection of fashion, business and technology to responsibly transform retail into the store of the future.


Aaron Wright, internet entrepreneur and corporate and IP expert, founder and director of the Tech Startup Clinic at Cardozo School of Law serving law students and startups (including fashion tech startups) to further their futures.


Amanda Parkes, doctorate in tangible media with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and art; Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY, a combination incubator, factory,and research lab for high tech fashion and textiles.


Bradley Feinstein, serial entrepreneur, co-founder and President of Dropel Fabrics, a company using innovative material science and nanotechnology to create water, oil, and stain-resistant fabric.


Carly-Ann Fergus (invited), Program Director at XRC Labs, an innovative accelerator program in association with Parsons School of Design to incubate and launch promising startups in retail and consumer goods sectors.


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