Associate Professor 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, the Indiana 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.
Courses and Seminars
- Intellectual Property
- Patent Law
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