Dr. Nithyananda is an Assistant Professor in the area of Finance and Legal Systems at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIM Trichy), Tamil Nadu, India, where he teaches courses on Business Laws, Legal Aspects of Business / Business Laws, Legal Aspects of Marketing and Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights, Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Capital Market Regulations.
Currently, he also looks after the administrative responsibility of registering and managing the trademarks of IIM Trichy as the Chairperson of the Trademarks Committee at IIM Trichy.
He was the Principal Investigator for the international research project
, funded by the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA., along with Prof. Cyril Fouillet of ESSCA, as the co-investigator for the period 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2016.
With backgrounds in both finance and legal systems area, he brings a unique perspective to business problems. He comes with a rich consulting experience of five years where he was working in the area of urban infrastructure finance. During his consulting years, he has provided consulting services to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, in addition to Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Mysore City Corporation, Brihan Mumbai Mahanagara Palika, Jalgaon City Corporation, among others.
In addition to this, he has also provided consulting services in the area of Intellectual Property Management to companies in the area of pharmaceuticals, media, electronics and telecommunications on aspects like valuation of intellectual property, IPR strategy, collateralization of IPR, etc. He has also provided contract evaluation and contract management advisory services through a legal consulting company based in Bangalore.
He brings in academic experience of around twelve years and industry experience of about two years, in addition to five years of his consulting experience. His areas of research interest include Business Laws & Capital Market Laws, Innovation in Teaching and Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights where he specifically focuses on the interactions of finance and intellectual property rights, including protecting financial innovations and leveraging their value.
He sits on the board of two private companies and he is also providing consulting services to many startups in various business domains on matters like formation & formalization of organization structure, intellectual property protection, contract management, recruitment, organizational policy, etc.
He has completed his PhD from National Law School of India University, Bangalore in the area of Intellectual Property and Finance.