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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

Super Specialized Intellectual Property (IP) Services

BananaIP offers highly specialized “One of its Kind” Intellectual Property (IP) services. The firm has departments specializing in fields such as AI, Automotive, Electronics, Telecom, IT, Green Energy, Biosciences, Entertainment Law and e-Commerce Law.

More than 1,500 Clients and 20,000 Intellectual Property (IP) Projects

Clients choose to work with BananaIP because of our ability to merge their needs with advancements in law, policy, business and technology. The firm is Intellectual Property (IP) attorney / advisor to leading organizations in diverse industries at the forefront of Intellectual Property (IP) in India.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Automotive, Aerospace, Power & Space

BananaIP offers high quality patent services for Automotive, Aerospace, Power and Space sectors. The primary goal of the highly qualified Automotive patent Attorneys of BananaIP is to get the strongest possible patent protection with utmost business and competitive value in the market. Owning a quality patent has become as important as the invention itself that is to be covered in the patent. Every invention, which propels a company’s success, will have to be complemented by a strong patent specification that can withstand various hurdles during its lifetime. A good quality patent specification should not only cover the invention but must also be able to emerge from the examination process with broader scope and must prevent an easy design around.

Mechanical, Manufacturing, Textiles, Metallurgy & Consumer Products

After 15-years of Intellectual Property services and excellence, BananaIP is recognized as a pioneer in the evolution of Intellectual Property in India through high quality services, law, and policy contributions, highly cited publications, and proactive technology integration. BananaIP offers high quality patent services for Mechanical, Manufacturing, Textiles, Metallurgy & Consumer Products sectors. The primary goal of the highly qualified Automotive patent Attorneys of BananaIP is to get the strongest possible patent protection with utmost business and competitive value in the market.

Electronics, Telecom, Communications, IT & Software

BananaIP is the only firm that has a super specialized patent department in AI, electronics, telecom, data analytics, mobile app, and machine learning space. The firm specializes in drafting high quality patent applications for the broadest possible and valuable patents. The firm has helped several clients acquire direct and speedy patent registrations. Nitin and his team have worked with several inventors in the field and understand their ideas, inventions and mindset better than others. The firm has a highly specialized filing and prosecution team that has helped clients acquire patents in India, USA, Europe, China, Japan and other countries through direct and PCT filings. Nitin and his team have long term experience of working in the field and understand the patent nuances very well.

Biosciences, Pharma, Chemistry, Nutraceuticals & Ayurveda

Strong Understanding of Science, Experience of working with leading Biosciences Companies, and Unparalleled Expertise in Law makes BananaIP’s Biosciences Department one of its kind in the country. Biosciences is the most promising frontier technology that forms a significant part of today’s knowledge driven economy. To thrive in such an economy, intellectual property protection becomes absolutely necessary. Given the complex nature of the technology itself, and given the very high costs for the development of new products and processes, but relatively low costs of imitation, it is extremely crucial for an innovator to seek high quality IP services in order to survive in the competitive market space.

AI, Robotics, Computer Vision, NLP & Autonomous Vehicles

Intellectual Property is an intangible asset that can be exploited in many ways to generate maximum profits. The success of a business can be ensured by efficiently managing its Intellectual Property portfolio and using adequate means to capitalize on these assets, to further its financial plan. Licensing/technology transfer is one way of making one’s product commercially accessible. It gives certain exploitation rights to an entity, which in turn pays royalties to the licensor. BananaIP is the only firm that has a super specialized patent department in AI, Computer Vision, NLP & Autonomous Vehicles, electronics, telecom, data analytics, mobile app, and machine learning space. The firm specializes in drafting high quality patent applications for the broadest possible and valuable patents. The BananaIP team understands the industries in which the clients function and help them strategize in a way to attain their much-desired business goals.

Green Technologies, Electric Mobility, Battery Management & Telematics

BananaIP is the only firm that has a super specialized patent department in Green Technologies, Electric Mobility, Battery Management & Telematics space. The firm specializes in drafting high quality patent applications for the broadest possible and valuable patents. The firm has helped several clients acquire direct and speedy patent registrations. Nitin and his team have worked with several inventors in the field and understand their ideas, inventions and mindset better than others. The firm has a highly specialized filing and prosecution team that has helped clients acquire patents in India, USA, Europe, China, Japan and other countries through direct and PCT filings. Nitin and his team have long term experience of working in the field and understand the patent nuances very well.

Medical Technologies, Medical Devices, Food & Healthcare Platforms

Strong Understanding of Science, Experience of working with leading Biosciences Companies, and Unparalleled Expertise in Law makes BananaIP’s Biosciences Department one of its kind in the country. Biosciences is the most promising frontier technology that forms a significant part of today’s knowledge driven economy. To thrive in such an economy, intellectual property protection becomes absolutely necessary. Given the complex nature of the technology itself, and given the very high costs for the development of new products and processes, but relatively low costs of imitation, it is extremely crucial for an innovator to seek high quality IP services in order to survive in the competitive market space. BananaIP is the only firm that has a super specialized patent department in Medical Technologies, Medical Devices, Food & Healthcare Platforms space. The firm specializes in drafting high quality patent applications for the broadest possible and valuable patents. The firm has helped several clients acquire direct and speedy patent registrations.

eCommerce, Entertainment, Education and Publishing

Our eCommerce, Entertainment, Education and Publishing Law team merges expertise in law, management and business to offer value-added services to marketplace e-commerce entities, artists, producers, content aggregators, networks, and distributors. Handling legal matters of eCommerce companies requires lawyers to think out of the box, take decisions fearlessly, and stand at the forefront of legal developments. BananaIP’s eCommerce attorneys led by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala bring unparalleled legal expertise, long term experience of working with leading eCommerce businesses, and a keen understanding of the law and its progress to the table. From rights acquisition, to licensing and merchandising, and dispute resolution, we help clients make commercially beneficial decisions in the entertainment industry. Our ability to effectively understand the business objectives of our clients and ‘think out of the box’ to arrive at innovative strategies sets us apart from our peers.

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

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

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