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The Strategic Inventor

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Generating Patent and Business Driven Inventions – A Program/Workshop for Corporate Inventors

Brief Overview

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels presents a unique, first of its kind program to help companies generate business and competitive value driven patents. Designed and delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, a well-known Patent Attorney and thought leader in the field, the primary objective of the program is to help inventors gain valuable insights about inventing from the patent perspective. Unlike traditional and standard workshops and seminars on patent law, the program does not include lectures, talks or presentations. The program uses creative and contemplative learning techniques such as storytelling, creative problem solving, thought experiments and role plays.

Program Date: 22nd September 2017

Program Tenure: One Day

Venue: ITC Gardenia, Bangalore (Tentative)

Note: The program may also be organized at a company’s premises on request.

General Program Schedule

Sessions: 3

Time: Seven (7) Hours

Session 1 – The Story of Patentable Inventions

Session Lead: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Session Overview: “Can you invent for patents, which have perceptible business value?”

The objective of this session is to help inventors learn the essential elements for creating patentable inventions  through participative storytelling and simple problem solving.

Session 2 – Inventions to Patents: Insights from Inventor Stories

Session Weavers: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala and Mr. Nithin. V. Kumar

Session Overview: “How does the inventive and patent process really work in the business context? Is there an objective method of creating patentable inventions that fit into the business context of the company?”

In this session, inventors will gain insights into some basic principles that define business and patent driven invention by sharing their stories and experiences. They will weave a web of intelligence from a co-ordinated exchange of stories.

Session 3 – The Argumentative Inventor

Session Co-ordinators: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Mr. Nithin. V. Kumar and Ms. Soumyashree Kashyap

Session Overview: “How will you assess risks from patented inventions during the inventive process? Can you generate risk free inventions that are patentable?”

This session will involve a Mock Court Trial, which will help the inventors understand the nuances of creating patentable inventions, which are relatively free from patent risks.

Book Publication – Inventor Interviews and Profiles

After the Seminar, a book tentatively entitled, The Strategic Inventor, will be published. The book will interview and profile participating inventors and their patent contributions. The primary objective of the book is to promote and highlight Indian inventors and their inventive activity.

Who may register for the Workshop/Program?

The program is open only to inventors. Inventors, who have filed patents earlier will benefit more from the program than others.

The program is primarily suitable for corporate inventors seeking to generate patentable inventions that address the company’s business needs. Companies may nominate  their employee inventors for the program.

Anyone interested in registering for the program, may write to Ms. Ragini: [email protected].

You may also register by filling the registration form.

Registration Fee: Rs. 25, 000/- plus GST per participant (Note: The fee is payable in advance of the program/workshop.)

Organizer: BananaIP (BIP) Counsels

Corporate Program/Workshop

The Workshop/Program may also be organized at a company’s premises, or at a chosen venue only for the company’s inventors. If you are  interested in organizing the program for your company, please write to Ms. Ragini: [email protected]


The session will be conducted by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala and his colleagues.

About Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala is a renowned patent attorney, professor, author and inventor. Over the years, he has worked with  numerous corporate and independent inventors in Software/IT, Electronics, Telecommunications, Mechanical, Automotive and Bio/Pharma fields among others. He specializes in helping companies generate, protect, manage  and commercialize intellectual assets, and has over the years helped several companies scale up the  patent value chain, quantitatively and qualitatively.

As a patent attorney, Dr. Kalyan works closely with inventors and has trained more than ten thousand corporate employees on various aspects of patent law since 2003. He himself is an inventor in five patents, and has developed this unique program   to help companies increase the quality of business relevant inventions from their inventors. The program merges Dr. Kalyan’s experience of working with inventors as a patent attorney, teaching patent law at NLSIU and IIMB, and writing creative stories around patents and inventions.

You may learn more about Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at:

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