Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

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.

At present, Clients solicit Dr. Kalyan's services for:

  • IP Advise, 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

SAMSUNG
MAHINDRA
DAILYHUNT
PEPS
IIMB
UNIDO
EUREKA FORBES
BOSCH
IITB

SPECIALITY PRACTICE AREAS

PATENT AND TRADE MARK LAW

e-COMMERCE LAW

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

OPEN SOURCE LAW

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS & HONORARY POSITIONS

  • REGISTERED PATENT AND TRADE MARK AGENT.

  • REGISTERED ADVOCATE, LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN INDIA.

  • FORMER SOCIAL MEMBER, ANIMAL ETHICS COMMITTEE, ASTRAZENECA.

  • MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD, CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN IP AND STANDARDS, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE.

  • MEMBER, BOARD OF ADVISORS, NISCAIR JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.

  • MEMBER, BOARD OF ADVISORS, KSLU JOURNAL OF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

For more than 15 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.

PRO BONO WORK

Dr. Kalyan provides Pro Bono Services for:

 

  • Writers and Artists
  • Dancers, Musicians and Singers
  • Select StartUps
  • Organisations working for Persons with Disabilities
  • Non Profit Libraries
  • Access to knowledge and information
Contact Dr. Kalyan

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