About Us

BIP Counsels (BananaIP Counsels), formerly Brain League IP Services, founded in 2004 at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore’s incubation center (NSRCEL), is recognized as an IP/Patent trailblazer in India. The firm’s mission is to help clients maximize business value from their IP/Patents, and gain competitive advantage in the market place. In its evolution from Brain League, BIP carries forward the firm’s core values – Merger of Technology, Management and Law, Swift Adaptation to Changes in Competitive Environment, and Business Driven Approach to IP/Patent Services.

Having worked with more than 600 clients across diverse industries such as Electronics, IT, Manufacturing, Automotive, Life Sciences, Entertainment and Academia in India, US Europe, Japan and other countries, BIP distinguishes itself as the best new-age Intellectual Property firm in the country.

BIP is led by founder Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, a recognized national IP expert. Over the last fifteen years, he has helped many companies move up the IP/Patent value chain and gain business/financial value from their intellectual assets. Dr. Kalyan also has a number of books on patent law and IP strategy to his credit, and teaches at premier institutions such as National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

BIP houses technology experts and attorneys who bring to the table, expertise and experience of working with Fortune 500 companies, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), international governmental agencies, educational/research institutions, and start-ups. A blend of industry experience and domain expertise, along with a keen understanding of business dynamics, gives BIP the edge in helping clients maximize business value from their intellectual assets.

Our Team

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