The Sports and Entertainment Centre at GNLU in collaboration with BananaIP (BIP) Counsels conducted a three day Certificate Course on Law and Business of Entertainment from 20-22 September, 2018. The certificate course gave a bird’s eye view of the basics of the law and business of entertainment. It included specific sessions on entertainment contracts, negotiation skills, entertainment disputes and resolution. The course was inaugurated by Dr. Dhiraj Kakadia, Commissioner, Entertainment and Luxury Tax, Government of Gujarat. A total of 34 participants attended the course from all around the country. Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde, Senior Partner, BananaIP Counsels and Ms. Anchita Sharma, IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels were the resource persons for the certificate course.
Date: 20th – 22nd September, 2018
His talk focused on the changing face of protecting software related inventions in India. This session includes a look at relevant sections of act, legal decisions, and alternate forms of protection.
The presentation is attached herewith.
Date: August 8th, 2018
Sanjeeth Hegde – Senior Partner at BananaIP Counsels was the key note speaker at a seminar titled “Changing Dimensions in Media Law in India” organized by ILS Law College, Pune on February 10, 2018. In his address to the students and faculties at ILS Law College, he spoke about “Digital Content Control with special focus on IP Rights and its Censorship”.
Date: February 10th, 2018
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Date: December 15th, 2017
BananaIP’s Senior Partner and Chief IP Attorney was recently interviewed by Forbes for an article titled “India’s Startups Are Filing More Patents Than Ever Before — Here’s Why”. Dr. Kalyan observed that “Several startups don’t prioritize patent filing as an early stage activity. It’s important for them to understand that once an idea or product goes public, the possibility of acquiring a patent is lost under most circumstances.”
Date: 17th October 2017
Prominent experts delivering sessions were:
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Date: 6 October 2017
The Strategic Inventor, brain child of Dr. Kalyan received an overwhelming response. The unique seminar, which focused on patents for corporate inventors, saw the likes of 16 inventors from diverse organizations like Cisco, Eureka Forbes, Muniyal Ayurveda, Samsung, Wipro, Unilever, Agaso Technologies, Peps Industries, Triton and Chirra Electronics coming together under a single roof, at ITC Gardenia Bengaluru. Dr. Kalyan addressed the participants on Patentability and Business Value, and Patent Infringement Risks. (More about the Seminar)
Date: 22 September 2017
Nitin Nair – Senior Partner at BananaIP Counsels was the key note speaker at a workshop titled “Understanding the Importance of IPR with a Focus on IPR Issues in Information Technology, Communication and Electronics Segments” organized by Chitkara University on September 15, 2017. In his address to the students and faculties at Chitkara University along with other start-ups and Corporates attending the event, he spoke about “Developments in IP related to Electronics and Telecommunications”. (View Presentation)
Date: September 15, 2017
Dr. Kalyan, Senior Partner at BananaIP Counsels, has recently judged a National Case Study Competition, conducted by School of Law – Christ University as a part of their Decennial celebrations on 12 September 2017.
Date: 12 September 2017
Dr. Kalyan, Senior Partner of BananIP Counsels, was recently quoted in an article titled “Fate of pending ‘slaughter’ patents hangs in balance” published in The Hindu on June 12th, 2017. The article talks about the new cattle trade rules cast shadow over ‘patentability’ of devices, processes. (Read more)
Date : 12/06/2017
Sanjeeth Hegde delivered a lecture at National Law School, Bangalore on 23rd April, 2017. In his address to the students at NLS, he spoke about “Patent Commercialization”.
Date : 23/04/2017
Lawoctopus published an answer suggesting Dr. Kankanala’s book for increasing basic knowledge in IP Law in an article “How to prepare for IPR?
Date : 13/04/2017
Gaurav Mishra – IP Associate at BananaIP Counsels was the key note speaker at Mando Automotive and Mando Softech on 10th and 12th April, 2017. In his address to the employees at Mando Automotive and Softech from India and Korea and IP firms from Korea, he spoke about “Patents Systems in India” focusing on Automobiles and software patents.
Date : 10/04/2017
The Indian Economist published an article “Data science, analytics and intelligence assets: The trade secret option.” by Dr. Kankanala on Data Management jurisprudence and the inadequacy of Indian laws with regard to trade secrets.
Date : 09/04/2017
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala was the keynote speaker at Cisco on 06th April, 2017. In his address to the employees at Cisco and IT professionals other MNC’s, he spoke about “Trade Secrets and Information Security”.
Date : 06/04/2017
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at IIM, Bangalore on 17thFebruary 2017. In his address to students and faculties, he spoke about “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property”.
Date : 17/02/2017
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law published an article “Patents and Mobile Devices in India: An Empirical Survey.” which cited Dr. Kankanala’s book, Indian Patent Law and Practice in January 2017.
Harvard Journal of Law & Technology published an article “A quantitative approach to determining patentable subject matter” by Yuqing Cui which cited Dr. Kankanala’s book, Genetic Patent Law and Strategy in 2017.
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at IIM – Bangalore on 24th May, 2016. In his address to students and faculties, he spoke about “IPRs and Licensing”.
Date : 24/05/2016
JSS journal For Legal Studies and Research published Ms. Saloni’s article “Patents and Public health- Price of health and Cost of Monopoly” which cited Dr. Kankanala’s book, Indian Patent Law and Practice.
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala delivered a talk at Tedx on 27th February 2016. In his talk he spoke about “What Motivates Inventors? Patents or Passion”.
Date : 27/02/2016
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala delivered a lecture at National Law School, Bangalore on 5th January, 2016. In his address to the students of NLS, he spoke about “IPR and Licensing”.
Date : 05/01/2016
Robert M.Jarvis in his book The Journal of Patent & Trademark Office Society,2016 cited Dr. Kalyan’s book: Road Humps and Sidewalks: The Path Less Travelled (2013).
Date : 2016
#madeofgreat – Managing Partner of BananaIP Counsels Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala rendered the keynote address at the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) organised Social Media Week in Mumbai on 17th November, 2015. In his address to the many start-ups and social media publications, he spoke of the importance of IP, and rights of publicity and privacy on portals such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
Date : 17/11/2015
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at a seminar organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The presentation was given to an audience consisting of participants from MNCs, corporates, MSMEs, innovation, IPR research and consulting firms / institutes, R&D companies, IP consultants, academic institutions, scientists etc.
Date : 30/10/2015
In a first of its kind, a three day entertainment law course (9th Oct to 11th Oct, 2015) was conducted at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) by Dr. Kalyan, Ms. Sharada Kalamadi and Ms. Anchita Sharma of BananaIP’s Media & Entertainment Division. The team from BananaIP was responsible for planning the syllabus, and delivering lectures on the various legal and business facets of the entertainment industry.
Date : 09/10/2015
The Indian Economist published an article “Patent Strategy: Patents, Compulsory Licensing and Business Strategy.”by Dr. Kankanala regarding strategies involved in business and compulsory licensing.
Date : 30/09/2015
The In-house Intellectual Property Professionals (IHIPP) annual symposium help at General Electric (GE) in Bangalore on 30th of September, 2015 had Dr. Kalyan as a panellist to discuss compulsory licensing of patents and working of patents. The event was attended by the leading in-house IP counsels, technologists, and government policy makers from across India.
Date : 30/09/2015
GazetteNetwork, via Release wire published an article “How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business?” reporting Dr. Kankanala’s talk on using IP in protecting your business.
Date : 24/09/2015
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at a seminar organised by SiNApSE at BananaIP Counsels, Bangalore on 24th September, 2015. In his address to IT professionals from MNC’s and other Corporates and he spoke about “How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business?”.
Date : 24/09/2015
“How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business?”, a full day seminar to understand the state of IP and its importance for Startups, Entrepreneurs and SME’s was organized by SiNApSE, India’s leading IP industry tracker, and powered by BananaIP. The event held on September 18th, 2015 was well attended by aspiring start-ups from around Karnatakaa.
Date : 18/09/2015
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at BananaIP Counsels on 18thSeptember 2015. In his address to many IT professionals from MNC’s and other Corporates, he spoke about “How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business”.
Date : 18/09/2015
Dr. Kalyan delivered a lecture on ‘Intellectuals and Lawyers’ organized by the School of Law Christ University’s (SLCU) Intellectual Property Rights Committee. Dr. Kalyan provided an overview of IP and then went on to discuss the different career prospects available in the field. The lecture was attended by students and faculty from SLCU.
Date : 16/09/2015
Dr. Kalyan was the featured speaker at the recently held “IP for Start-ups” program at the Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). This presentation was part of the 4Startups series conducted by NSRCEL for start-ups. In his presentation Dr. Kalyan spoke about the value of IP for startups, and various steps a startup must take to identify, protect and commercialize its IP assets. He also provided a framework on intellectual property to help startups plan their IP investments. The talk was delivered to an audience consisting of academicians, IP professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and business owners.
Date : 05/09/2015
ForStartups, an initiative of IIMB intended to help startups navigate the Indian market, published about Dr. Kankanala and his profile on their blog for the event 4startups.
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at IIM – Bangalore on 31stAugust 2015. In his address to the students and the faculties, he spoke about “Role of IP in creating, stabilizing and growing a start-up”.
Date : 31/08/2015
Dr Kalyan was invited to speak as a panellist at a workshop conducted at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), IPR Chair on IP Management. The “Primer on IPR’s and its Economics” workshop was aimed to shed light on the concept of IP and discuss its economic theories related to the film and advertising industry.
Date : 04/08/2015
Dr. Kalyan delivered a talk on the role of patents in fuelling the fire of innovation at the “Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management Day” organized by Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai, a key research wing of the Mahindra Group. As a part of the celebrations, the leading inventors of Mahindra Research Valley were also felicitated for their contributions.
Date : 22/07/2015
At the recently held international conference on the “Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable RUBAN Society” on 13th February 2015, organized by the Dayananda Sagar Business Academy in Bangalore, Sanjeeth Hegde, Partner BananaIP, delivered a lecture on how rural communities can leverage IP for development. He also moderated a panel discussion about “Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Sustainable Ruban Society” with esteemed panelist from academia, corporate, and social enterprises.
Date : 13/02/2015
DocSlide published Dr. Kankanala’s presentation on Indian Patent Processing and prosecution on its website.
Date : 26/03/2015
Nova Southeastern University’s “Nova Law Review Symposium – New Media and Old Metaphors”, on February 12-13, 2015 in Miami, USA, invited Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner BananaIP, to deliver a speech on “Indian Media and Metaphor – A Peek into Copyright Issues”. The event was attended by leading legal and business professionals from the Media and Entertainment industries.
Date : 12/02/2015
On the occasion of International Data Privacy Day on January 28th, 2015, Dr. Kalyan was invited by Bosch, a global engineering and electronics major, to deliver a lecture on privacy and its significance for Indian organizations. The provisions of the Indian IT Act was a key element of the discussion. The event was attended by Bosch’s senior personnel in information security and privacy roles .
Date : 28/01/2015
Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner, BananaIP , was recently interviewed by Bar & Bench about his latest legal thriller “Pirates of Bollywood”. Commenting on why he chooses to write IP based legal thrillers, Dr. Kalyan said, “ Over the years, I have been working on disseminating IP knowledge through workshops and conferences, books and research papers, writings on SiNApSE blog, IP Radio etc. At one point, I felt spreading knowledge through entertainment could help me take the message far and wide”.
Date : 26/01/2015
BananaIP has been selected as the strategic IP partner for “Eureka”, the prestigious international business plan competition conducted by IIT Bombay. BananaIP will be responsible for providing IP and related consultancy to the finalists of Eureka. The winners of the event will be declared and awarded prizes during E-Summit 2015, to be held at IIT Mumbai.
Date : 11/01/2015
BananaIP’s Managing Parter, Dr. Kalyan, was recently interviewed by the Indian Express for an article titled “More Spends on Patents Needed” which looked at the low number of patents being filed by Indian companies in India as compared to MNCs or NRIs. Dr. Kalyan observed that “MNCs see patents as an investment and not expenditure. Most Indian companies are not IP-savvy and those who file patents do not know how to leverage them for business development,”.
Date : 11/01/2015
Winnowed, an online blog, published a book review of Dr. Kankanala’s book, Pirates of Bollywood calling it an interesting read on January 4, 2015.
Date : 04/01/2015
Boston University published an Article “Are all genes equal?” Written by Samantak Ghosh which cited Dr. Kankanala’s book ‘Indian Patent Law and Practice’ in 2015.
Date : 2015
NALSARPRO published an article “Complications in Patenting Biotech Inventions: A Peek at US Law.” authored by Dr. Kankanala about complications in biotechnology patents in 2015.
Date : 2015
JSS Law College published an article “Patents and Public health- Price of health and Cost of Monopoly” by Ms. Saloni which cited Dr. Kankanala’s Book, Indian Patent Law and Practice in 2015.
Date : 2015
BananaIP’s Partners, Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde and Mr. Somshekar Ramakrishna, were invited by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, to deliver a lecture on using IP as a business strategy for the participants in the Management Program for Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses. The participants were owners of organizations from the high tech, manufacturing and finance industries. The event was held on December 18th, 2014. .
Date : 18/12/2014
Celebrities have become aggressive about protecting their personality rights.
Date : 06/11/2014
TheFreeLibrary published an article “Indian pharmaceutical patent law and the effects of Novartis AG v. Union of India.” which suggested Dr. Kankanala’s book, Indian Patent Law and Practice as a reference on September 22, 2014.
Date : 22/09/2014
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at Le Meridian Hotel, Bangalore on 12th September, 2014. In his address to IT professionals from MNC’s and other Corporates, he spoke about “The Changing Landscape of Open Source Licenses”.
Date : 12/09/2014
Washington University Global Studies Law Review published an article which cited Dr. Kankanala’s book, Indian Patent Law and Practice on September 22, 2014.
Date : 22/09/2014
The PRLOG issued a press release about Dr. Kankanala’s talk on the Changing Landscape of Open Source Licenses in the seminar organized by BananaIP on September 1, 2014.
Date : 01/09/2014
Comparativepatentremedies, an online blog on patents, has suggested Dr.Kankanala’s book Indian Patent Law and Practice, which he co-authored with his colleagues from Brain League in understanding Indian Patent Law in India on July 11, 2014.
Date : 11/07/2014
“India Shaken But Not Stirred by US Concerns About Patent Laws”
Date : 04/05/2014
Dr. Kalyan was invited by Crompton Greaves, the global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy, to deliver a presentation about “Patenting in Software and Automation” during their annual Technology Day. The event brought together Crompton Greaves’ technologists and engineers from across India to discuss the values of innovation for the organization.
Date : 20/05/2014
Dr. Kalyan, Managing Partner of BananIP Counsels, was recently interviewed for an article titled “There is a rush for patents” published in The Hindu on April 14th, 2014. The article talks of the increase in patent filings in the state of Karnatakaa and likens it to a gold rush.
Date : 29/04/2014
“BananaIP’s partners, Mr. Nitin Nair and Mr. Somashekar Ramakrishna, conducted a training session on Intellectual Property capacity building for HAL Senior Management on 23rd April, 2014”
Date : 23/04/2014
Dr. Kalyan presented on the value of 20 year patent term for the mechanical industry at an international conference organized by IIT Bombay on 2nd Feb, 2014. The details of the event are available
Date : 02/02/2014
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the chairperson at a Session on management of intellectual property and strategy at IIT – Bombay on 31st January, 2014. In his address to students and faculties, he spoke about “Management of Intellectual Property and Strategy”.
Date : 31/01/2014
Mr. Nitin, head of Electronics / IT at BananaIP gave a presentation for CII conference titled, Cluster level IP Awareness program for Textiles at Kolahapur and for Plastics at Balasore (ppt). The details of the event are available at the following link:
Date : 12/04/2013
Dr. Kalyan organized a programme in association with UNIDO at CII office Noida for SME’s and educational institutions. You can view the presentationhere. The details of the event are available
Date : 20/11/2013
The Hindu published an article introducing Dr. Kankanala’s book, Road humps and Sidewalks and his upcoming book, Pirates of Bollywood on November 7, 2013.
Date : 07/11/2013
Dr. Kalyan presented on the role of IP audits for SME’s at an IP conference organized by the Mysore chapter of CII.
Date : 06/08/2013
Franchise India, an online blog, published an expert opinion of Dr. Kankanala in the article “Is Your Idea Patented?” which was regarding patenting tips for startups in June, 2013.
Date : 06/2013
Rhoda Baxter published an exclusive interview of Dr. Kankanala in the article “Inheritance books – Kalyan Kankanala” discussing his choice of books that he would leave behind for his future generations, on April 27, 2013.
Date : 27/04/2013
SpicyIP published a brief introduction to Dr. Kankanala’s book, Road Humps and Sidewalks on their website in the article “SpicyIP Tidbit: An IP Thriller from an IP lawyer” on March 19, 2013.
Date : 19/03/2013
International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, published a paper authored by Jagdish A. T., on Intellectual Property and Patentee Protection to Bioinformatics, titled “Law of Intellectual Property and Bioinformatics.” cited Dr. Kankanala from his book, Genetic Patent Law and Strategy on January 1, 2013.
Date : 01/01/2013
Journal of Intellectual property rights published an article “Business value from Intellectual Property” authored by Dr. Kankanala on the value of Intellectual Property in business on September 17, 2012.
Date : 17/09/2012
Journal Of Intellectual Property rights published an article “A review and analysis of a section of India’s innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge management and technology policy literature” by Robert H. Myer who thanked Dr. Kankanala for his support and motivation, in September 2012.
Date : 09/2012
Journal for Intellectual Property Rights featured Dr. Kankanala as the guest editor for their special issue “Leveraging IP for Business Advantage” in September, 2012.
Date : 09/2012
Newswire issued a press release about Dr. Kankanala’s talk on the use of patents in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology during the seminar “Using patents for competitive advantage.” hosted by Intellecture on April 10, 2012.
Date : 10/04/2012
Rhoda Baxter’s website published an article “Patent attorney heroes – Marsh is not alone.” which listed Dr. Kankanala’s books, Pirates of Bollywood and Road Humps and Sidewalks as legal thrillers involving patents, on March 29, 2012.
Date : 29/03/2012
IITM”s Rural Technology and Business incubator published an introduction to Dr. Kankanala as a partner in their Annual Report in 2012.
Date : 2012
UNHLAW magazine published Dr.Kankanala’s appointment as the national expert on IP for United Nations Industrial Development Organization under their alumni profile in the 2012 issue.
Date : 2012
UNHLAW magazine published Dr. Kankanala’s thoughts as an esteemed faculty in the honorary issue in 2012.
Date : 2012
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at IIT, Madras Research Park on 09th September, 2011. In his address to IT professionals from MNC’s and other Corporates, he spoke about “Deriving value from your IP”.
Date : 09/09/2011
UNH Law Alumni Magazine mentioned Dr. Kankanala’s book, Indian Patent Law and Practice in their 2011 issue.
Date : 2011
Pressbox, which is based in the UK, published an article about Dr. Kankanala’s talk on deriving value from Intellectual Property at a seminar hosted by Intellecture on August 10, 2011.
Building Valuable Intellectual Property (IP) .
Date : 10/08/2011
NYU Annual Survey of American Law published an article “Patent policy, natural products, and the gene patent debate: seeking the proper judicial mode of analysis” by Mathew M. Karlan on the gene patent debate which cited Dr. Kankanala’s book, Gene Patent Law and Strategy on May 4, 2011.
Date : 04/05/2011
SpicyIP published an article announcing a confluence that listed Dr. Kankanala one amongst the experts on December 31, 2010 during the, “2nd IPR Researcher’s Confluence at IIT Bombay”
Date : 31/12/ 2010
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at IIM – Bangalore on 4th October, 2010. In his address to many students and faculties of IIM – Bangalore, he spoke about “Knowledge Based Businesses: Processes and Ecosystem”.
Date : 04/10/ 2010
BIRAC published Dr. Kankanala’s workshop on IP in Biotechnology organized by BIRAP and WIPO on their website on December 7, 2010, titled “Industrial Property Rights and Technology Management”.
Date : 07/12/ 2010
Educationandintertainment, an online blog, published the news of Dr.Kankanala’s book availability for sale on their website under books for IPR on July 6, 2010.
Date : 06/07/ 2010
OnlinePRmedia issued a press release about Dr. Kankanala’s talk in Pune about Dr. Kankanala’s talk on IP risks in product/process development, in a seminar held in Pune on May 19, 2010.
Intellectual Property and Business Advantage – https://www.onlineprnews.com/news/36447-1274249780-seminar-on-intellectual-property-and-business-advantage-on-may-21st-2010-in-pune.html#sthash.qxJVGU4U.dpuf
Date : 19/05/ 2010
Industry 2.0, a blog published an article about Dr. Kankanala’s talk on ‘Patents for Competitive Advantage’, in the seminar hosted by Intellecture on April 19, 2010.
Date : 19/04/ 2010
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at a seminar conducted by I-WIN IP Services, Hyderabad on 10th July, 2009. In his address to IT professionals from MNC’s and other Corporates, he spoke about “Analyzing patentability requirements”.
Date : 10/07/2009
Dr. Kalyan Kankanala was the key note speaker at IIT, Kanpur on 22nd January, 2009. In his address to the students and faculties of IIT – Kanpur, he spoke about “Integrating IP Strategy with business Strategy”.
Date : 22/01/2009
K.S.L.U.’s Law School journal published a report on Dr. Kankanala for inaugurating their Moot Court Society in 2009.
Date : 2009
IndiaPRwire issued a release about Dr. Kankanala’s talk on analyzing risks involved in IP in Chennai on October 17, 2008.
“Intellectual Property and Business Advantage”
Date : 17/10/2008
NALSAR published a paper titled “Trips, patents and parallel imports in India: A proposal for amendment” co-authored by Mrinalini Kochupillai, thanking Dr. Kankanala for his inputs and comments which was also published by Research Gate in October, 2008.
Date : 10/2008
SpicyIP published a brief introduction to Dr. Kankanala’s book, Genetic Patent – Law & Strategy on their website on August 16, 2007.
Date : 16/08/2007
SSRN published a paper authored by Dr. Kankanala with his colleague, Arun Narasani from Brain League, on “Testing Parameters for Software Patentability” on July 25, 2005.
Testing Parameters for Software Patentability – https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1991751
Date : 25/07/2005