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Patent Prosecution Management

More often than not, inventions that are not worthy of a patent grant, pass through the process and pose threats to businesses. These patents may be invalidated or revoked through a legal process at any time before the expiry of the patent term. Grounds for such revocation range from existence of prior art to inequitable conduct or false disclosure to the patent office. Despite the existence of a valid ground for invalidation, the task can be accomplished only through diligent research and documentation, crafty drafting and lucid presentation of the case.

From providing invalidity opinions to devising an invalidation and revocation strategy for India, USA, and other countries, to implementing the same, our team of experienced patent agents/attorneys work closely with clients and endeavor to achieve optimum results. Through our revocation support, we help clients remove patent hurdles to business and create free to operate markets in India and internationally. Our strategic opinions and detailed research help our clients make informed patent decisions.

Our Specialisation

  • Analyzing Examination Reports
  • Office Actions
  • Drafting Comment & Analysis letters
  • Devising Response Strategies
  • Filing Patent Responses
  • Patent Representation and Hearing
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Discussions with Examiners
  • Patent Appeals

Patent Offices

  • Indian Patent Office (IPO)
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Japan Patent Office (JPO), and
  • Other Patent Offices

Why BananaIP ?

  • BananaIP hosts an experienced and highly qualified team of patent attorneys, agents, and technologists, who have performed thousands of patent searches for their clients;
  • Formerly as Brain League, and now as BananaIP, the firm has performed more than ten thousand patent searches for clients in India, USA, Europe, and other countries;
  • BananaIP’s teams of patent attorneys with inter-disciplinary expertise provide inputs converging, business, technology and law;
  • The Firm’s proprietary project and portfolio management tools enable it to track, manage and deliver projects in an organized and timely manner;
  • Over the years, BananaIP’s attorneys and agents have developed proprietary templates and tools to address specific business needs of clients;
  • BananaIP has subscriptions to proprietary patent search tools and databases that enables its experts to search patent and non-patent literature to uncover relevant prior art and references; and
  • BananaIP has search teams based out of Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad, allowing easy access and proximity to clients at the said locations.

OUR PATENT TEAM

BananaIP’s success is due to the exceptional talent, understanding, credentials and experience of its senior partners. Dr. Kalyan Kankanala, Nitin Nair, Somashekar Ramakrishna, Vinita Radhakrishnan and Sanjeeth Hegde are the firm’s core. They are what sets BananaIP apart from other IP firms or consultancies in India.

Each senior partner has carefully cultivated the expertise necessary to lead their practice areas through advanced education and qualifications; handpicked and groomed associates from the best law, technology, and management schools; and continuous quality and process improvements.

They have all held IP positions in North America, Europe, and Asia during their careers before founding BananaIP. Their collective qualifications, background and expertise are unmatched in India.

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Managing Partner & Chief IP Attorney

• Recognized among the top IP minds of India.

• Has advised more than 1000 clients on IP matters.

• Internationally cited IP attorney and strategist.

Somashekar Ramakrishna

Somashekar Ramakrishna

Senior Partner

• Nationally recognized automotive, mechanical, and manufacturing patent agent/attorney.

• Has significant experience of working with a leading US Patent Firm and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

• Seasoned patent drafting and prosecution expert for global manufacturing and automotive companies.

Nitin Nair

Nitin
Nair

Senior Partner

• Nationally recognized telecom, electronics, AI and big data patent agent/attorney.

• Worked as patent agent and attorney for global Fortune 500 clients.

• Instrumental in helping many companies mine, evaluate, protect, and commercialize patents and inventions.

Vinita Radhakrishnan

Vinita Radhakrishnan

Senior Partner

• Internationally recognized life sciences, pharma and traditional medicine patent agent/attorney.

• Has significant inhouse experience in helping pharma companies strategize, protect and license intellectual property.

• Works with a portfolio of clients across the world on international patent strategy, filing and protection.

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