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India, Start Ups, Funding and Intellectual Property

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This post was first published on 9th December, 2014.   Funding activities during the last quarter, especially when it comes to start ups, was great! Apart from the US$ 1 Billion Fundraising by FlipKart, India saw several start ups being funded at various levels. A Report indicates 93 deals and a total funding of INR 97,738 Million. With the FlipKart deal, e-commerce businesses lead the pack in percentage of start ups funded based on sector. With respect to start up activities in the country, a 2014 NASSCOM Report rated India as the fastest growing start up ecosystem and the third largest in the world....

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Salient Features of the National IPR Policy – Part 2

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In this part of the post we will list down some of the important salient features of the National IPR Policy. To read the first part of this post click here. The National IPR Policy has 7 objectives and each of the objectives has been laid out quite well along with the steps that need to be taken to achieve them. These objectives and some of the important steps involved in achieving these objectives are provided below. OBJECTIVE 1: IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion Under this objective the policy intends to create public awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs...

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IP for Start-ups : A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at CII Hyderabad

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the one day Seminar on ‘IPR Management for Startups in Electronics and ICT Sectors’ on 6th May 2016, in Hyderabad, organized by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY). Participants of the seminar included Budding Entrepreneurs, Managers/Executives in Startups and Professionals in various functional areas of Startups such as Research & Development, Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development, Directors, Design, Legal and IP departments who seek to integrate IP strategy into the Business Management...

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Business of IP & Start-ups – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), for their workshop titled ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Bengaluru’ as part of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) program . The workshop was attended by students from prestigious universities such as Yale, Hong Kong University etc. The presentation is titled Business of IP & Start-ups and covers the following topics: Nature of IP and Forms Startups and IP IP Integration Example of a pharma start-up Example of a mobile technology start-up Example of an eCommerce start-up Example of a merchandising...

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IP Related Schemes for Startups and SMEs

The featured image shows an open hand painted in the indian tricolor. The post is about the various Intellectual Property related schemes that are available for businesses. To read more click here.

Scheme for Start-up Intellectual Property Protection (a.k.a Startup India): Eligibility Criteria: Any business entity registered in India, which is less than FIVE years old, whose annual turnover is less than Rs. 25 Cr in any of the preceding financial year, which is “working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or service driven by technology or intellectual property”, certified by the Startup Promotion Board can avail the benefits under this scheme. Benefits relating Intellectual Property: Fast track examination of Patents and disposal. Setting up a panel of “Facilitators” who will advise on different Intellectual Property Rights (filing of...

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IP a Key Part of PM Modi’s Pitch for Start-ups to Make in India and Stay in India

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team on a whirlwind promotional tour in the US are drumming up interest in what India can offer to start-ups.  It is no longer a secret that the Indian start-up scene is hot as evidenced by the throngs of venture capitalists vying for a piece of the next Flipkart or Ola.  There isn’t a limitation of people in India with ideas and the talent to build successful start-ups, however there are serious concerns about the difficulties of doing business here.  Part of Prime Minister Modi’s mission in undertaking this trip to the US is to...

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NSRCEL'S IP For Start-ups at IIMB a Grand Success

Featured Image is of the IIMB, as the post is about an NSRCEL organised panel discussion on intellectual property for start-ups in the IIMB auditorium on 5th September. To read the post click here.

The program organized by NSRCEL, IIMB's  entrepreneurship cell on 5th September, 2015, was a great success. More than five hundred aspiring entrepreneurs registered for the event, and close to two hundred were on campus. Many others joined the event online and viewed the webcast. Proceedings The event started with an introduction to the start-ups series of NSRCEL, and their role in promoting entrepreneurship. Once the preliminaries, by Mr Keshav were out of the way, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala gave his keynote address. (Image: Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, giving the keynote address) Broadly, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala spoke about the value of IP...

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Importance of IP For Start-ups and Entrepreneurs (Part XI): IP Valuation for Start-ups

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  Starting up can be exhilarating, rewarding, and exhausting.  With your focus being on product development, managing investments, building key partnerships, and attracting the right employees, your intellectual property and its role can sometimes be relegated to the backburner.   Intangible assets such as Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents are playing an increasingly central role in start-ups and their transactions.  The creation of intellectual property, it’s licensing and commercialization is the new reality.  As a part of any valuation by a prospective investor or acquirer of your start-up, an IP due diligence is the starting point.  Based on this reality, it...

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Importance of IP For Start-ups and Entrepreneurs (Part X): Checklist for Start-ups

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  These are some basic questions VCs and Investors ask before investing in a start-up. What is the value of Intellectual Property (IP) for the start-up’s business, revenues and competitive advantage in the market? Is the start up IP driven? How strong is the start-up’s IP portfolio when compared with its competitors? Is the IP ownership clear, and are all link documents in place? Will the IP Portfolio help in retaining revenues, and opening new revenue opportunities? Is the start-up’s IP licensable and sellable? What is the financial value of the start-up’s IP portfolio? Has the start-up protected all forms of IP such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, etc? Does...

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Importance of IP For Start-ups and Entrepreneurs(Part IX): IP Risk Clearance Checklist

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Clearing IP Risks is very important before starting a business. A mistake with respect to this can kill a start-up. Some basic IP clearance steps to be taken by all start-ups and entrepreneurs are: Patent Risk Clearance Check if your business idea is the subject of any IP/Patent protection by another person or entity. Perform a patent search to check if any patents cover any aspect of your business. If your business or technology falls within the scope of any patent, perform a risk analysis. Look for strategies to design around, and if no such strategies exist, acquire a license or drop...

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