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Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala was the keynote speaker at Tie Mumbai’s Social Media Week, Mumbai.

#madeofgreat – Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala rendered the keynote address at the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) organised Social Media Week in Mumbai on 17th November, 2015. In his address to the many start-ups and social media publications, he spoke of the importance of IP, and rights of publicity and privacy on portals such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

Date : 17/11/2015

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala speaks about Valuation of IP at a seminar by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chennai.

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at a seminar organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The presentation was given to an audience consisting of participants from MNCs, corporates, MSMEs, innovation, IPR research and consulting firms / institutes, R&D companies, IP consultants, academic institutions, scientists etc.

Date : 30/10/2015

Gujarat National Law University invites BananaIP to plan and conduct a course on Entertainment Law.

In a first of its kind, a three day entertainment law course (9th Oct to 11th Oct, 2015) was conducted at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) by Dr. Kalyan, Ms. Sharada Kalamadi and Ms. Anchita Sharma of BananaIP’s Media & Entertainment Division. The team from BananaIP was responsible for planning the syllabus, and delivering lectures on the various legal and business facets of the entertainment industry.

Date : 09/10/2015

Dr. Kalyan featured as a panellist at IHIPP’s Annual IP symposium about compulsory licensing and working of patents at General Electric.

The In-house Intellectual Property Professionals (IHIPP) annual symposium help at General Electric (GE) in Bangalore on 30th of September, 2015 had Dr. Kalyan as a panellist to discuss compulsory licensing of patents and working of patents. The event was attended by the leading in-house IP counsels, technologists, and government policy makers from across India.

Date : 30/09/2015

Seminar conducted on ‘How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business?’ at BananaIP Counsels

“How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business?”, a full day seminar to understand the state of IP and its importance for Startups, Entrepreneurs and SME’s was organized by SiNApSE, India’s leading IP industry tracker, and powered by BananaIP. The event held on September 18th, 2015 was well attended by aspiring start-ups from around Karnataka.

Date : 18/09/2015

Dr. Kalyan advices Christ University, Bangalore’s law students about the abundant career opportunities in the IP industry.

Dr. Kalyan delivered a lecture on ‘Intellectuals and Lawyers’ organized by the School of Law Christ University’s (SLCU) Intellectual Property Rights Committee. Dr. Kalyan provided an overview of IP and then went on to discuss the different career prospects available in the field. The lecture was attended by students and faculty from SLCU.

Date : 16/09/2015

Dr. Kalyan delivers the keynote address at Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore’s IP for Start-ups program

Dr. Kalyan was the featured speaker at the recently held “IP for Start-ups” program at the Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). This presentation was part of the 4Startups series conducted by NSRCEL for start-ups. In his presentation Dr. Kalyan spoke about the value of IP for startups, and various steps a startup must take to identify, protect and commercialize its IP assets. He also provided a framework on intellectual property to help startups plan their IP investments. The talk was delivered to an audience consisting of academicians, IP professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and business owners.

Date : 05/09/2015

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore IIMB-MHRD workshop ‘Primer on IPR’s and its Economics.

Dr Kalyan was invited to speak as a panellist at a workshop conducted at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), IPR Chair on IP Management. The “Primer on IPR’s and its Economics” workshop was aimed to shed light on the concept of IP and discuss its economic theories related to the film and advertising industry.

Date : 04/08/2015

BananaIP’s Managing Partner, Dr. Kalyan, delivers keynote address at Mahindra Research Valley’s Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Day.

Dr. Kalyan delivered a talk on the role of patents in fuelling the fire of innovation at the “Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Day” organized by Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai, a key research wing of the Mahindra Group. As a part of the celebrations, the leading inventors of Mahindra Research Valley were also felicitated for their contributions.

Date : 22/07/2015

Dr. Kalyan presented “Indian Media and Metaphors – A Peek into Copyright Issues” at the 2015 Nova Law Review symposium New Media and Old Metaphors.

Nova Southeastern University’s “Nova Law Review Symposium – New Media and Old Metaphors”, on February 12-13, 2015 in Miami, USA, invited Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner BananaIP, to deliver a speech on “Indian Media and Metaphor – A Peek into Copyright Issues”. The event was attended by leading legal and business professionals from the Media and Entertainment industries.

Date : 12/02/2015

Sanjeeth Hegde delivers a lecture on “Leveraging Intellectual Property Rights in Rural Economies” at a International Conference about RUBAN Society

At the recently held international conference on the “Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable RUBAN Society” on 13th February 2015, organized by the Dayananda Sagar Business Academy in Bangalore, Sanjeeth Hegde, Partner BananaIP, delivered a lecture on how rural communities can leverage IP for development. He also moderated a panel discussion about “Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Sustainable Ruban Society” with esteemed panelist from academia, corporate, and social enterprises.

Date : 13/02/2015

Dr. Kalyan delivers a lecture on “Privacy & IT Act – Relevance to Industry” at Bosch

On the occasion of International Data Privacy Day on January 28th, 2015, Dr. Kalyan was invited by Bosch, a global engineering and electronics major, to deliver a lecture on privacy and its significance for Indian organizations. The provisions of the Indian IT Act was a key element of the discussion. The event was attended by Bosch’s senior personnel in information security and privacy roles .

Date : 28/01/2015

Dr. Kalyan interviewed by Bar & Bench about Pirates of Bollywood

Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner, BananaIP , was recently interviewed by Bar & Bench about his latest legal thriller “Pirates of Bollywood”. Commenting on why he chooses to write IP based legal thrillers, Dr. Kalyan said, “ Over the years, I have been working on disseminating IP knowledge through workshops and conferences, books and research papers, writings on SiNApSE blog, IP Radio etc. At one point, I felt spreading knowledge through entertainment could help me take the message far and wide”.

Date : 26/01/2015

BananaIP Chosen as Strategic IP Partner for IIT Mumbai’s International Business Plan Competition

BananaIP has been selected as the strategic IP partner for “Eureka”, the prestigious international business plan competition conducted by IIT Bombay. BananaIP will be responsible for providing IP and related consultancy to the finalists of Eureka. The winners of the event will be declared and awarded prizes during E-Summit 2015, to be held at IIT Mumbai.

Date : 11/01/2015

Dr. Kalyan Quoted in the Indian Express

BananaIP’s Managing Parter, Dr. Kalyan, was recently interviewed by the Indian Express for an article titled “More Spends on Patents Needed” which looked at the low number of patents being filed by Indian companies in India as compared to MNCs or NRIs. Dr. Kalyan observed that “MNCs see patents as an investment and not expenditure. Most Indian companies are not IP-savvy and those who file patents do not know how to leverage them for business development,”.

Date : 11/01/2015

Lecture on IP at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

BananaIP’s Partners, Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde and Mr. Somshekar Ramakrishna, were invited by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, to deliver a lecture on using IP as a business strategy for the participants in the Management Program for Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses. The participants were owners of organizations from the high tech, manufacturing and finance industries. The event was held on December 18th, 2014. .

Date : 18/12/2014

Dr.Kalyan quoted in The Telegraph

“Image Conscious”

Celebrities have become aggressive about protecting their personality rights.

Date : 06/11/2014

Dr.Kalyan quoted in The New Indian Express article

“India Shaken But Not Stirred by US Concerns About Patent Laws”

Date : 04/05/2014

Dr.Kalyan invited to speak by Crompton Greaves

Dr. Kalyan was invited by Crompton Greaves, the global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy, to deliver a presentation about “Patenting in Software and Automation” during their annual Technology Day. The event brought together Crompton Greaves’ technologists and engineers from across India to discuss the values of innovation for the organization.

Date : 20/05/2014

BananaIP in the News

Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananIP Counsels, was recently interviewed for an article titled “There is a rush for patents” published in The Hindu on April 14th, 2014. The article talks of the increase in patent filings in the state of Karnataka and likens it to a gold rush.

Date : 29/04/2014

IP Training at HAL Academy

“BananaIP’s partners, Mr. Nitin Nair and Mr. Somashekar Ramakrishna, conducted a training session on Intellectual Property capacity building for HAL Senior Management on 23rd April, 2014”

Date : 23/04/2014

Dr. Kalyan presents at MIPS, 2014 – IIT Bombay

Dr. Kalyan presented on the value of 20 year patent term for the mechanical industry at an international conference organized by IIT Bombay on 2nd Feb, 2014. The details of the event are available

Date : 02/02/2014

Nitin presents at CII conference

Mr. Nitin, head of Electronics / IT at BananaIP gave a presentation for CII conference titled, Cluster level IP Awareness program for Textiles at Kolahapur and for Plastics at Balasore (ppt). The details of the event are available at the following link:

Date : 12/04/2013

Dr. Kalyan organizes IP awareness programme with UNIDO

Dr. Kalyan organized a programme in association with UNIDO at CII office Noida for SME’s and educational institutions. You can view the presentationhere. The details of the event are available

Date : 20/11/2013

Dr. Kalyan presents at CII conference, Mysore

Dr. Kalyan presented on the role of IP audits for SME’s at an IP conference organized by the Mysore chapter of CII.

Date : 06/08/2013

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