Session 1: Intellectual Property for Business & Value Creation
There is no doubt in the minds of business leaders that intellectual property (IP) provides great business and competitive advantage. However, deriving value from their IP creations and investments is for most companies an unsolved puzzle. With the increase in emphasis on IP in various business transactions ranging from selling products to providing services, organizations in India are now focusing on building IP portfolios that provide direct business value and competitive advantage.
Every start-up aspiring to make IP count for its business must set its IP strategy in the right direction. With this as the premise, we’ll be conducting a training to help organizations identify, protect and leverage their IP.
The seminar is for Start-ups, SME's and Entrepreneurs from any sector where your products and services are driven by your innovation. Key executive decision makers of such organizations responsible for business growth, strategy, and competitiveness are invited to attend.
Sanjeeth has a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master’s degree in IP Law, commerce and technology from Franklin Pierce Law Center USA
• Nationally recognized entertainment law, IP licensing, and trademark attorney
• Has significant US in-house experience in tech licensing with Fortune 500 companies
• Advises leading organizations on branding, IP protection, and valuation
Aswin is an advocate with long term experience of representing clients at different Courts and Tribunals. He worked with the former Advocate General of Karnataka before starting his own practice. He has worked on IP matters, commercial matters, and contractual matters for several clients. He is associated with BananaIP’s litigation team as a litigation partner.
Session 2: Getting a Patent Grant in #1 Year in India
Over the last two years, the IPO has granted several patents in under a year from the date of filing. Some of these grants have been extensively reported, one article claiming a grant in just four and half months. Some of BananaIP's filings received grants within a year, but the shortest was about seven months for Evlogia. The speedy grants spell the beginning of a new era of a proactive patent office, which is today relatively more transparent and organised than earlier.
The expedited grants were facilitated by changes in patent rules for certain applicants and patent applications, and some quick, crafty prosecution by patent attorneys. However, the patent process is just a part of speedening grants, and getting a grant requires much more than merely filing for expedited or express examination. Applications must relate to strong, inventive inventions, they must be put in proper order, and strategically drafted and filed. Under certain circumstances, getting a patent fast might prove to be counterproductive as well.
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala
Dr. Kalyan, holds advanced IP degrees from the world’s leading law institutions, National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Franklin Pierce Law Center USA
• Recognized among the top IP minds of India
• Has advised more than 1000 clients on IP matters
• Internationally cited IP attorney and strategist
• Indian Patent filing and Prosecution expert
• International Patent filing strategist
• Advises Startups and Leading Organizations in Patent and Design related matters
Venue: Kerala Technology Innovation Zone, Kinfra Hi-Tech Park, HMT Colony, P.O, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala 683503.
Time: 2 PM to 5 PM
Date: January 24th, 2020
Faculty: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Sanjeeth Hegde and Mr. Gaurav Mishra.
About BananaIP Counsels
We are the leaders in intellectual property knowledge, culture and skill development in India. We offer interesting, innovative and interactive training, certification and development programs for organisations as well as individuals. Our IP knowledge development and corporate training journey started in 2004 at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Over the years, our faculty members have trained more than 20 thousand corporates and individuals. BananaIP's faculty members are among the leading professionals in the field of intellectual property, patent law, copyright law, entertainment law, open source law, ecommerce law, and related areas.
Note: This session is not for advocates or Patent / IP agents offering patent / IP services directly or as part of firms.