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Intellectual Property Mining

Media & Entertainment Law

Subject matter experts from all IP domains under one roof

BananaIP’s mission is to help clients maximize business value from their IP/Patents, and gain competitive advantage in the market place

Patentability Analysis

Patent Drafting

Patent Portfolio Management

Patent Litigation Management




Patents Filed in India and Abroad

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 and other countries.

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IP Audits conducted in India

BananaIP’s technology experts and attorneys bring both expertise and the experience of working with Fortune 500 companies, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), international governmental agencies, educational/research institutions, and startups.

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Leadership Team

Nitin Nair

Chief Technology Officer
Somashekar Ramakrishna

Somashekar Ramakrishna

Chief Patent Officer
Sanjeeth Hegde

Sanjeeth Hegde

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Chief IP Attorney
Vinita Radhakrishnan

Vinita Radhakrishnan

Chief Patent Officer

Case Study: Trademark Prosecution for Leading Mattress Manufacturer

Client: A leading matress manufacturer and exporter from India

Case Study: Patent Research, Analytics and Drafting for a Large US Firm

Client: A leading law firm from the US

Case Study: Patent Life Cycle Management for IT Conglomerate

Client: A global IT and technology conglomerate

IP Portfolio Development and Audit/Mining for a Global Automotive Major

Client: A leading global automotive company

What our Clients Say

Our IP team is an extension of your organization

Technology licensing and commercialization in India

Seminar on Business Approach to Intellectual Property for IT, Electronics and Telecom Industries

Yash Raj Films has had excellent experiences working with BananaIP, previously Brain League team. They have been a source of insightful opinion 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 | Vice President, Yash Raj Films

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 | R&D Head, Mahindra Reva

Dr. Kalyan and his team were instrumental in helping United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), International Center for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT) devise innovative IP programs for SMEs. 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 being a world leader in the plastic ophthalmic lens business, it has to protect its innovative brands in every country. Brainleague, now BananaIP, has been supporting Essilor India in getting its Indian brands registered. The best part in the service provided by the firm is the transparency and not requiring any followups. … We feel privileged to have services from Brainleague led by Mr. 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

The firm 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 | Professor, IIT Bombay

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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Other Services


Intellectual Property Agreements

Corporate training on Intellectual Property


Open Source and Creative Commons Consultation

IP Retainer Plans to suit your Organizational needs

We have been featured as IP experts in numerous publications