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Date(s) - Wed 03/31/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The impact of climate change is at the forefront of our political and technological landscape. Climate change is affecting a myriad of industries, such as transportation, agriculture, food production, and consumer goods. Further, the current administration has set goals to tackle the climate crisis domestically and abroad to put the country and the world on the path to a sustainable climate.

What role does IP play in promoting these efforts? What are some of IP-related issues and challenges companies and counsel need to consider both domestically and abroad? What are some of the trade-offs?

Please join SFIPLA in welcoming our esteemed panelists, Nair Flores, Nicole Bartow, and Laurie Lubiano for a discussion on the legal and IP issues affecting companies that provide environmentally-minded and sustainable technologies and solutions.


Nair Flores is the VP of Legal at Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats is a leader in cell-cultured meats and has a goal of feeding 10 billion people by 2050 while preserving the environment. Prior to joining Memphis Meats, Nair was not only Lyft’s first IP lawyer but also the head of its intellectual property legal team.

Nicole Bartow is the Chief Litigation Counsel at Rivian Automotive. Rivian designs emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles for sustainable transportation and adventure. Prior to joining Rivian, Nicole was a Senior Director of Litigation at Uber.

Laurie Lubiano is IP and Product Counsel at The Climate Corporation. The Climate Corporation is one of the world’s leading digital agriculture companies that provides tools for farmers to examine weather, soil, and field data to sustainably increase productivity. Laurie also serves as a public board member for the Medical Board of California.

Moderator, Rebecca Horton is an IP attorney at Polsinelli, and specializes in patent, copyright and trademark litigation.


Date:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time:  12pm-1pm

Place:  ZOOM (login credential details to be provided prior to program meeting date)

Cost:    FREE

Click here to register.

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association is an approved provider of California MCLE credit, and certifies that the above activity meets the requirements for one hour of participatory credit.