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Highly Specialized, Premier Patent Services Firm

BananaIP’s Patent Attorneys are among the leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automotive, Electronics, Telecom, Bio Sciences, Pharma and Manufacturing Patent Practice

Patent Search & Analytics

Patent Drafting, Filing and Registration

FTO Analysis & Opinion

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IP/Patents Filed in India and Other Countries

The firm has worked with more than 600 clients across diverse industries including: Electronics, IT, Manufacturing, Automotive, Life Sciences, Entertainment and Academia. These clients are located in India, US, Europe, Japan, China, Russia and other countries.

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Projects / Files handled

BananaIP has the experience of delivering a wide range of IP projects for Fortune 500 companies, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), international governmental agencies, educational / research institutions, and startups.

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Leadership Team

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Managing Partner
  • Recognized among the top IP minds of India
  • Has advised more than 1000 clients on IP matters
  • Internationally cited IP attorney and strategist
Somashekar Ramakrishna

Somashekar Ramakrishna

Senior Partner
  • Nationally recognized automotive, mechanical, and manufacturing patent agent/attorney
  • Has significant experience of working with a leading US Patent Firm and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  • Seasoned patent drafting and prosecution expert for global manufacturing and automotive companies
Nitin Nair - Senior Partner BananaIP Counsels

Nitin Nair

Senior Partner
  • Worked as patent agent and attorney for global Fortune 500 clients
  • Instrumental in helping many companies mine, evaluate, protect, and commercialize patents and inventions
  • Nationally recognized telecom, electronics, AI and big data patent agent/attorney.
Vinita Radhakrishnan

Vinita Radhakrishnan

Senior Partner
  • Internationally recognized life sciences, pharma and traditional medicine patent agent/attorney
  • Has significant inhouse experience in helping pharma companies strategize, protect and license intellectual property
  • Works with a portfolio of clients across the world on international patent strategy, filing and protection
Sanjeeth Hegde

Sanjeeth Hegde

Senior Partner
  • Nationally recognized entertainment law, IP licensing, and trademark attorney
  • Has significant US in-house experience in tech licensing with Fortune 500 companies
  • Advises leading organizations on branding, IP protection, and valuation

Intellectual Property Departments

What our Clients Say

Our IP team is an extension of your organization

Why the name BananaIP?

Why the name BananaIP?

A ‘personalised’ local support, understanding of nuances of different IP laws and a global operational reach make BananaIP, earlier Brain league, the guys to work with.

Mr. Prakash | Senior Advisor – Sun Mobility, Former R&D Head - Mahindra Reva

Dr. Kalyan Kankanala and BananaIP team were instrumental in helping the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the International Center for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT) devise innovative IP programs for SMEs. The strategic IP Audits, Best Practices, and business driven IP Filings of Dr. Kalyan have helped many of our cluster companies move up the IP value chain.

M.S. Dhakad | Former Programme Director, UNIDO

Essilor, a world leader in the plastic ophthalmic lens business, must protect its innovative brands in every country. BananaIP, has supported Essilor India in registering its Indian brands. The best parts of the service provided by the firm are its transparency and not requiring any follow ups. We feel privileged to have the services from BananaIP, led by Dr. Kalyan.

Dattatri H. M. | Head - Legal & Secretarial, Essilor India

We at NSRCEL and IIMB have called upon Dr. Kalyan for professional support in a variety of ways and on numerous occasions. What has struck me in each of those instances is the readiness with which he has responded: Willingly, professionally. … We feel privileged and fortunate to know Dr. Kalyan and that we are able to draw on his knowledge, experience and insight freely.

Professor Sabarinathan G. | Chairperson, NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore

BananaIP has an excellent team with an ability to understand complex technical aspects of innovations and, advise innovators on patentable claims. I am very impressed with their expertise.

Dr. Abhay Karandikar | Director - IIT Khanpur

Yash Raj Films has had excellent experiences working with BananaIP Counsels. They have been a source of insightful opinions for all legal matters, end-to-end copyright and trademark registrations, and other IP matters. The team brings to the table, unparalleled legal expertise and business acumen in the entertainment field. YRF sees BananaIP as an organization with great dedication and commitment to their client’s cause.

Rohit Sobti | Founder & CEO - BrandMonk, Former Vice President - Yash Raj Films

Intellepedia – IP News Center

Intellepedia’s mission is to disseminate IP news and developments, spread IP awareness, and contribute to the flow of IP knowledge in India and across the world. Intellepedia has published more than four thousand IP articles, posts and news updates. From fundamentals of Intellectual Property to advanced intellectual property principles and concepts, Intellepedia’s publications cover a wide range of subjects and topics.

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