First in India to offer Open Source License Analysis and Consulting Services professionally

Helped numerous clients:

Strategize Open Source Software (OSS) use in proprietary products

Plan Patent / IP protection for products with Open Source Software (OSS) components

Comply with Open Source Software (OSS) licenses

Mitigate IP and contractual risks

Perform Open Source Software (OSS) Audits

BananaIP’s highly specialized team of open source lawyers with a keen understanding of technology and business work in the Open Source Department. The Department is led by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala, who has long term experience of working on open source projects. He has advised companies like Samsung, Bosch, LG, Menthan, Infotech, Sasken, Mahindra, DailyHunt, and many others on open source license matters. His team is well recognized in the industry for its work in the open source law space.

Our services

Open Source and Creative Commons License Review and Analysis

Drafting Open Source Licenses

Open Source License Terms Compliance

Patent and other IP Risk Clearance

Open Source Audit and Advise

Dispute Resolution

Open Source Approach and Strategy

Open Source License Training

Open Source Policy and Process Set Up

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About Us

Dr. Kalyan Kankanala heads the Open Source Department of BananaIP. The firm started offering open source services 15 years back, and his team is recognized as the first in India to professionally offer legal services relating to open source and creative commons.

Over the years, BananaIP’s team has advised numerous clients frame open source policies/processes, strategize open source software use, comply with OSS licenses, perform audits and mitigate open source risks. They have also educated hundreds of corporates on open source licenses and related compliance requirements.

Managing Partner

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is a well-known IP attorney and advisor in India. He has been working on open source license and related issues since his graduation with a Masters in IP Law from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2003. He has over the years advised and helped clients in India and across the world on a host of open source issues.

Dr. Kalyan writes regularly on open source and related issues, and many of his writings are well cited and referred. He also teaches modules on open source license analysis and compliance at IIM, Bangalore.

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