Clinic - Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy
Marjorie S. White
Required: Corporations is a prerequisite for taking BLIP (except for students interested in working with the Patent Team). For students interested in working with the Patent Team, a course in patent law is required.
Copyright, Trademark, or other Intellectual Property classes The BLIP Clinic is a full-service practice that represents startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Students work with clients to guide them through corporate and transactional matters; intellectual property protection (trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets); 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, and food and beverage, in addition to all manner of technology and ecommerce. Students will be well served to have background either through course work or practical experience in some of the following areas: corporations, intellectual property (trademark, copyright, or patent), telecommunications, Internet, administrative, and/or tax law. The clinic includes a 2-credit seminar with weekly discussions on the current and evolving state of law, policy, technology, and business.
The clinic enrolls students each semester. Some students will be able to enroll in the Advanced BLIP Clinic for a second semester.