Open Source Law Services

Open Source License & Creative Commons License Services

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

It is estimated that 99% of businesses using software use open source software (OSS) in one form or another. Owing to the success of open source software, the concept has transcended boundaries and is today integrated into many other fields. While use of open source software provides several advantages from speed, to a large community, it also comes with many conditions, restrictions and sometimes problems. Dealing with open source license compliance, and strategizing risk mitigation require a strong background in both law and software.

Since 2004, our team of technology savvy IP attorneys has been helping large multinational corporations analyze open source licenses, devise compliance models and risk mitigation strategies. Converging their graduate education in IP Law and Software, our team has advised companies on some of the cutting-edge projects involving Android, Linux and iOS. Realizing the increasing role of patent risks in integration of open source software with proprietary software well ahead of time, we have devised policies, which are protecting our clients’ interests in several ways. Our experience in open source consulting, coupled with our expertise in law and technology, makes our team ‘one of its kind’ in the country.

Worked on Client Projects related to

  • 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

Open Source Software Services

  • Open Source and Creative Commons License Review and Analysis
  • Drafting Open Source Licenses
  • Open Source Policy and Process Set Up
  • Open Source License Terms Compliance
  • Open Source Audit and Advise
    Dispute Resolution
  • Open Source Approach and Strategy
  • Open Source License Training
  • Patent and other IP Risk Clearance

Select Clients

  • Mahindra
  • Sasken
  • Infotech
  • Bosch
  • LG
  • Samsung
  • Dover
  • Emerson

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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