"Wearable World: Legal Issues with Wearable Technologies," Download, Davis Wright Tremaine, New York, N.Y.
Technology is rapidly becoming wearable and fashionable – as companies across many industries develop apparel, eyewear, jewelry, accessories, activity trackers, baby monitors, and other body devices imbued with computing power and wireless connectivity. While providing significant new functionality for consumers, the growing world of wearable devices also triggers new legal challenges. This panel delved into the legal issues that companies face in the new wearable world, including:
- Intellectual property issues
- Privacy and security of user data
- Employment law challenges in the workplace
- Product liability and consumer safety concerns
Panelists: Ewa M. Abrams, Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Tiffany & Co.; Geri Lynn Mankoff-Elias, Vice President & Intellectual Property Counsel, Kate Spade & Company; John Maltbie, Director of Intellectual Property, Civil Enforcement, Louis Vuitton Americas
Moderators: Kraig Baker, Partner, DWT; Roxanne Elings, Partner, DWT