Brain League Consultants is restructured and renamed as Brain League IP Services.
The firm moves out of IIMB’s NSRCEL to its own office.
By this time, the firm has 10 associates, and its client base is growing fast.
To build IP capacity within business organisations, Brain League conducts large scale IP training programs for corporate employees. The programs help many companies build IP knowledge and culture, increase IP filings, and build IP assets. Over the next thirteen years, the firm trains more than twenty thousand corporate employees. As of today, the firm and its partners have trained more corporates than any other firm in the country.
The firm starts offering IP Mining and Audit services to help clients mine unprotected IP, create inventory of protectable IP, an advice clients on IP protection possibilities and strategies. Over the following years, the firm conducts more than 100 IP Audits and helps several companies protect their IP effectively, enforce and license IP, and build financial value from their IP assets. Some of BananaIP’s IP Audit/Mining clients include UNIDO, BHEL, IIT, Madras, Sterlite, Britannia, Emerson, and Yash Raj Films. No other firm in India has the experience of performing so many comprehensive IP audits.
The firm starts offering open source license analysis, advisory and compliance services, and becomes the first firm in India to offer legal services around open source professionally. Over the following years, the firm advises and helps several clients with open source issues and compliance.
Economic Times and The Hindu carry news reports on the firm’s eLearning Tool, Value IPR, for corporates.