Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is a well-known and reputed intellectual property (IP) attorney based in Bangalore.
He works with BananaIP Counsels, a top-ranked IP law firm in India. He is the Chief IP Attorney of the firm and heads the consulting and strategy department, which takes up strategically important, high-value IP projects for companies.
About Dr. Kalyan Kankanala
In 2004, Dr. Kalyan started his career in IP practice by co-founding BananaIP, formerly known as Brain League IP Services. As a founding member of the firm, he established and worked with several departments of the firm, and gained invaluable knowledge and experience in different practice areas. His work experience spans from patent, trademark, and industrial design filing and prosecution to IP strategy, licensing, litigation, and dispute resolution. Dr. Kalyan is one of the very few attorneys in India, who has advised and helped several creative, technology, and knowledge-driven companies register, enforce and commercialize their intellectual assets; has made significant contributions to law and policymaking in the country; and has also published highly referenced books and research papers on intellectual property law and practice.
In his 20-year career as an IP attorney, Dr. Kalyan has accomplished much more than most of his peers and veteran attorneys. He has worked with more than 600 clients, written highly referenced books on patent law, and made important contributions to the progress of IP law and policy in the country. He has also trained more than ten thousand corporates on intellectual property law, practice and business, and worked with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation to help MSMEs identify and protect their intellectual property.
Ph.D. in Patent Law - National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
LL.M. in IP, Commerce and Technology, Franklin Pierce Law Center, NH, USA.
LL.B., Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Registered Patent and Trade Mark Agent.
Registered Advocate, licensed to practice law in India.
Specialty Practice Areas
Patent and Trade Mark Law
Open Source Law
At present, Clients hire Dr. Kalyan for:
IP Advice, Consulting, and Strategy
Opinions and Reports
IP Mining and Audits
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Strategically Important Patent/Trademark filing and Prosecution
Licensing and Commercialisation
Kalyan's Select Clients
Pro Bono Work
Dr. Kalyan provides Pro Bono Services for:
Writers and Artists
Dancers, Musicians and Singers
Select Start Ups
Organizations working for Persons with Disabilities
For more than 10 years, Dr. Kalyan has been teaching:
Patent Law and Practice at NLSIU, Bangalore; and
Intellectual Property at IIM, Bangalore.
Dr. Kalyan has earlier taught courses on:
Law and Business;
Entertainment Law; and
IP for Business.