Patent Attorneys in India

India's Leading Patent Attorneys & Agents

BananaIP is among the few patent firms in India that has a team of highly qualified and experienced patent attorneys and patent agents specializing in different technology domains.

The firm has specialized divisions that handle work in the following domains:

  • Automotive Patents
  • Electric Mobility Patents
  • Artificial Intelligence Patents
  • IoT Patents
  • Electronics Patents
  • Telecommunications Patents
  • Green Energy Patents
  • Medical Devices Patents
  • Bioscience Patents
  • Pharma Biotech Patents
  • Chemistry Patents
  • Traditional Medicine Patents
  • Manufacturing Patents
  • Mechanical Engineering Patents
  • Digital Technologies
  • Entertainment
  • Education

About BananaIP

Established as Brain League in 2004, BananaIP Counsels has over the years built a  highly specialized team of patent attorneys in different technology domains. They have advised, enabled, and assisted several companies to achieve business and commercial success through strategic patent drafting, filing, and prosecution. The firm’s team of patent attorneys are recognized as thought leaders in India and are well known for their contributions to the patent process in the country.

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BananaIP’s team of patent attorneys and agents are led by:

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner, BananaIP Counsels

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Senior Partner

Experience: 19 Years
Specialization: Patent Strategy, Litigation Management, Opposition/Revocation, Enforcement, Audit/Mining, and Dispute Resolution.
Background: Ph.D. in Patent Law

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Mr. Somashekar Ramakrishna, Senior Partner, BananaIP Counsels

Mr. Somashekar Ramakrishna

Senior Partner

Experience: > 18 Years
Specialization: Patent Searching, Drafting, Filing, Prosecution, and Opposition/Revocation.
Technology Domains: Automotive, Electric Mobility, Green Technologies, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, and Robotics.

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Mr. Nitin

Senior Partner

Experience: > 18 years
Specialization: Patent Searching, Drafting, Filing, Prosecution, and Opposition/Revocation.
Technology Domains: AI, IoT, Electronics, Telecom, Software, IT, and Medical Tech.

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Vinita Radhakrishnan, Senior Partner, BananaIP Counsels

Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan

Senior Partner

Experience: > 18 Years
Specialization: Patent Searching, Drafting, Filing, Prosecution, and Opposition/Revocation.
Technology Domains: Biosciences, Pharma, Chemistry, Traditional Medicine, Personal Care, and Health Care.

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Is a patent search mandatory before filing a patent application? What are its advantages?

A patents search is not mandatory, however performing a patent search before filing a patent application will normally uncover certain granted patents/publications which belong to the same technological field as that of the invention. Conducting a patent search before proceeding to file an application for patent has many advantages some of which are identified below.

● Patent search provides the inventor(s)/applicant with necessary information as to the strength of the invention against the currently used/existing art;
● Patent search may guide or inspire the inventor to improve his/her invention based on the disclosure provided in the prior art uncovered during the search;
● Patent search may provide necessary information to refine the claims at a later stage
● Patent search will save money, time and effort in drafting and filing a patent application if the search result indicates that the alleged invention is already in the public domain; and
● Patent search will allow identifying corporations (which could be potential licensees) that own patents in the same technology as that of the applicant’s invention.

Considering the advantages of performing a patent search, a search is advisable before making a decision on filing a patent application. Patent search may also be done at conception, R&D planning and other stages in order to enable decision making.

What is patentability opinion or patentability analysis?

Patentability analysis or patentability opinion is a two-fold process. First step involves searching for prior art that consists of at least one element present in the claims of the invention for which the patentability analysis is being conducted. Once such a search is conducted the second step is to analyzed the shortlisted prior art references to identify whether the invention being analyzed is patentable or not. A patentability analysis requires both technical and legal expertise. Technical expertise is essential in order to understand the invention and pick the right prior art while legal expertise is required in order to understand the scope of each prior art document and analyze the patentability of the invention.

What is a Freedom to Operate (FTO) Search?

A Freedom to operate (FTO) search enables a company/individual to analyze if his product/process is infringing on in-force patents/patent applications, belonging to a third party. The FTO search is jurisdiction-specific, for example, if a company wants to release a product in India, the FTO search will look for patents/patent applications in India. An FTO Search is a search among the claims of in-force patents/patent applications for specific elements/steps of a product/process. A comparison is done between elements/steps of a product/process and individual claims of identified in-force patents/patent applications to determine the freedom to operate.

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