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 of companies.
In 2004, Dr. Kalyan started his career in IP practise 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 practise areas. His work experience spans from patent, trade mark 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 adviced and helped several creativity, technology and knowledge driven companies register, enforce and commercialise their intellectual assets; has made significant contributions to law and policy making in the country; and has also published highly referenced books and research papers on intellectual property law and practice.
In his 15 years career as an IP attorney, Dr. Kalyan 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 in Intellectual Property law, practice and business, and worked with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation to help MSMEs identify and protect their intellectual property.