Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the premier intellectual property firm in India, BananaIP.  He was the national expert on IP for United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and teaches at premier institutions such as National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and IIM-B. He is also an author and novelist. 

Dr. Kalyan has numerous national and international publications to his credit. His books on patent law and IP strategy are extensively cited, and have received international acclaim and recognition among professionals in the field.
As a social entrepreneur, he runs the Cane Foundation, which aims to fight disability in all forms. He is also a member of the editorial board, Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCIAR), Government of India.