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Clinic - Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy

BLIP is a bespoke experience for each student and may be tailored according to the particular interests of the enrolled student. Students, however, would be well served to have background either through course work or practical experience in some of the following areas: corporations, securities, intellectual property, Internet, media, telecommunications, technology, cybersecurity, antitrust, administrative, and/or tax law. For students interested in working on the Patent Team, students should be Patent Bar eligible (science major or certain science classes), have taken Patent Law, and have taken Patent Prosecution or will take Patent Prosecution currently with BLIP Clinic. The BLIP Clinic is a full-service practice representing startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Students work with clients to guide them through corporate and transactional matters; intellectual property protection; technology and data privacy issues; and policy, digital rights, open source, and other advocacy projects. Students interact and strategize with members of the entrepreneurial, technology, and financial communities, as well as with legislators, regulators, and other policymakers. Many clients are accepted based on the extent to which the client's issues implicate Internet or digital economy issues of first impression or issues that require creative legal representation. (The Clinic endeavors not to presuppose that one client or policy position is more worthy of representation than another client or policy, as long as it may reasonably be argued that the client or policy would help realize the promise of an Internet-enabled, digital world.) Clients come from a broad range of sectors, including education, health and wellness, music, art, fashion, in addition to all manner of technology and ecommerce.

Enrollment Notes:
The clinic enrolls students each semester. Some students will be able to enroll in the Advanced BLIP Clinic for a second semester. Students receive 3 credits for the Clinic + 2 credits for the Seminar, for a total of 5 credits for BLIP during a typical semester. The seminar includes weekly discussions on the current and evolving state of law, policy, technology, and business.