Prof. Michael Risch

Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law

Professor Michael Risch joined the Villanova faculty as Associate Professor of Law from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he directed the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Law Program.  Prior to joining the West Virginia faculty, he served as an Olin Fellow in Law at Stanford Law School. Professor Risch’s teaching and scholarship focus on intellectual property and cyberspace law, with an emphasis on patents, trade secrets and information access.  His articles have been published in the Stanford Law Review, theIndiana Law Journal, the Brigham Young Law Journal, the George Mason Law Review, the Tennessee Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and the Yale Law Journal Online, among others. Professor Risch received his A.B. with honors and distinction in Public Policy and with distinction in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University, and his J.D. with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to entering academia, he was a partner at intellectual property boutique Russo & Hale LLP in Palo Alto, California.

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Publications and Multimedia
The Myriad Decision and Patented Innovation in the Biotech Industry - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group and George Mason University School of Law's Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Podcast
July 11, 2013
Patent Licensing - A Detriment or Key to Innovation? - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast Co-sponsored by the George Mason University Law School Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
February 25, 2013
Bilski v. Doll - Cert Granted SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 8-13-09
August 13, 2009