Sanjeeth Hegde

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Senior Partner - Entertainment Law & IP Licensing

Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde is a Senior Partner at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels and specializes in entertainment law and technology licensing. Over the years he has worked with some of the leading Fortune 500 companies such as ADM and EMC-Dell. He holds a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Intellectual Property law degrees from Franklin Pierce Law Center (UNH School of Law), USA. He also teaches at premier institutions such as NLSIU and IIMB. Some of Sanjeeth’s clients include Yash Raj Films, Dharma Productions, Essilor, Altimetrik, Peps Industries and Bosch. From time to time he also advises select start-ups and SMEs.

Focus Areas

Technology Licensing, IP Partnerships and Alliances, IP Protection, Trade Secret Policy and Strategy

Education

  • Master of IP, Commerce, and Technology, University of New Hampshire School of Law, NH, USA
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of New Hampshire School of Law, NH, USA

Research Interests

  • Corporate intellectual assets management strategies
  • Goodwill protection and valuation
  • Effective royalty management systems for media and entertainment industry

Interests/Hobbies

  • Avid long distance runner
  • Trekking in rainforests
  • Motor biking and exploration

Experience

  • Over 10 years of progressive experience in technology licensing and IP management in products, technology and knowledge based companies in the US and India
  • Trained in Project Management and Six Sigma, adept at leading large business/legal process outsourcing units
  • Expertise in planning and implementing IP and Open Source software usage policies
  • Experience handling strategic IP development/sharing partnerships in leading technology and consulting organizations
  • Planning and conducting workshops on various IP topics for corporates