Chief IP Attorney and Senior Partner, BananaIP (BIP) Counsels;
CEO, Invenomics – Merging IP, Creativity and Business Value;
Visiting Faculty, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and IIMB; and
Author and Novelist.
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala is a renowned IP Attorney, Professor and Author from Bangalore, India. Over the years, he has advised and helped many knowledge, technology and creativity driven companies achieve business success from their Intellectual Property Assets. From building revenue generating IP portfolios and creating IP based market share to generating licensing revenues and increasing financial valuation of IP assets, Dr. Kalyan has successfully helped many organisations build substantial value from their Intellectual Property.
Dr. Kalyan’s day to day work as an IP Attorney, consultant and advisor helps him understand IP and business dynamics of organisations at both macro and micro levels. His research, scholarship and teaching at premier educational institutes such as IIMB and NLSIU help him gain invaluable, futuristic insights into progress of law, policy and business. Dr. Kalyan’s writing endeavours provide him the intellectual latitude to think creatively, experiment with novel ideas, and develop innovative IP models.
Over the years, Dr. Kalyan has worked with more than six hundred (600) companies in different sectors. Many of Dr. Kalyan’s clients have made significant IP progress, and are among the IP leaders in their areas of business. Some of his clients include United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), IIMB, Samsung, LG, Bosch, Yash Raj Films, IIT, Madras, IIT, Bombay, BHEL, PEPS Industries, Mahindra and Mahindra, Crompton Greaves, Astra Zeneca, Muniyal Ayurveda, BrandMonk, Dharma Productions and DailyHunt.
Dr. Kalyan is a registered patent and trade mark attorney. He is a visiting faculty at NLSIU, IIMB and IIMS. Dr. Kalyan also holds positions with the Centre of Excellence in IP and Standards, Cane Foundation, and Journals of IPR and Entertainment Law.
Dr. Kalyan is an accomplished author and novelist. Indian Patent Law and Practice (Oxford University Press), Fundamentals of IP (Literators Publishing), IP Client Strategies (Thomson Reuters), and Epidemic (Literators Publishing) are some of his highly referenced works in intellectual property.