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Patent Services BananaIP offers high quality patent drafting services
for Mechanical, Automotive, Manufacturing, and
Green Energy sectors.
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Patent Services Reputed Patent Attorneys, Experience of Handling
hundreds of projects/files, and strong expertise in
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Patent Services BananaIP has a highly specialized filing & prosecution
team that has helped clients acquire patents in India,
USA, Europe, China, Japan & other countries through
direct and PCT filings
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Entertainment Law Services Entertainment Law Services BananaIP’s entertainment and media law team merges
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value added services
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Our Departments

BananaIP has structured its departments based on client industry requirements and current legal developments. We are the only firm in India with this high degree of specialization. The firm has the following departments


Patent Filing, Prosecution, Search, FTO, Licensing, and Litigation Management.


Copyright Registration, Licensing, Enforcement, Dispute Resolution & Take Down.


Trademark Registration, Opposition, Litigation Management & Licensing.

Industrial Designs

Design Filing, Prosecution, Registration, Search, Licensing, and Dispute Resolution.

IP Consulting, Opinions & Agreements

IP Mining/Audit, Legal Opinions, Contract Drafting/Review, Reports and Advisory.

Open Source Software (OSS) License Advisory

License Analysis, Policy Advisory, Compliance & Legal Opinions

eCommerce Law, Entertainment Law & Technology Law

Compliance, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes &Legal Advise.

Corporate IP Training & Culture Development

Basic IP Training, Master Class, Skill Development Program, and IP Culture Development.

Highly Specialized, Premier Intellectual Property Services Firm

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

Automotive, Aerospace, Power & Space

Mechanical, Manufacturing, Textiles, Metallurgy & Consumer Products

Electronics, Telecom, Communications, IT & Software

Biosciences, Pharma, Chemistry, Nutraceuticals & Ayurveda

AI, Robotics, Computer Vision, NLP & Autonomous Vehicles

Green Technologies, Electric Mobility, Battery Management & Telematics

Medical Technologies, Medical Devices, Food & Healthcare Platforms

eCommerce, Entertainment, Education & Publishing

World Class IP Expertise

Highly specialized  and experienced team of IP Lawyers

Trusting Clients
IP Filed
IP Projects handled
IP Licenses & Contracts Drafted
Years of IP Experience

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    * Strong IP protection opens business, licensing and revenue opportunities. We can help you maximize business/financial value from your IP.

    Our core Team

    Finest Team of Intellectual Property Experts

    BananaIP’s success is due to the exceptional talent, understanding, credentials and experience of its senior partners. Dr. Kalyan Kankanala, Nitin Nair, Somashekar Ramakrishna, Vinita Radhakrishnan and Sanjeeth Hegde are the firm’s core. They are what sets BananaIP apart from other IP firms or consultancies in India.

    Each senior partner has carefully cultivated the expertise necessary to lead their practice areas through advanced education and qualifications; handpicked and groomed associates from the best law, technology, and management schools; and continuous quality and process improvements.

    They have all held IP positions in North America, Europe, and Asia during their careers before founding BananaIP. Their collective qualifications, background and expertise are unmatched in India.

    When strong technology background, specialized legal knowledge, and keen business acumen converge with unparalleled expertise, long term experience and exceptional qualifications of your IP attorneys, your creations, inventions and innovations are in able hands. Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner
    Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

    Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

    Managing Partner & Chief IP Attorney

    • 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

    • Nationally recognized telecom, electronics, AI and big data patent agent/attorney.

    • Worked as patent agent and attorney for global Fortune 500 clients.

    • Instrumental in helping many companies mine, evaluate, protect, and commercialize patents and inventions.

    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


    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.

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    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 Kanpur

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Our Initiatives


    BananaIP frequently undertakes work on a pro-bono bases for start-ups, artists, and persons with disabilities.  Over the years, the firm has provided free IP advisory, filing, and commercialization support with the objective of enabling full and equal opportunity for deserving stakeholders.