Michael Risch Joins Faculty
Michael Risch has been appointed Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law. He previously directed the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Law Program at West Virginia School of Law. 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 Indiana Law Journal, the Brigham Young Law Journal, 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. At Chicago, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics and a Bradley Fellow in Law & Economics. Prior to joining the West Virginia faculty, he served as an Olin Fellow in Law at Standford Law School and was a partner at intellectual property boutique Russo & Halle LLP in Palo Alto, California. At Villanova, he will teach the intellectual property survey course, patent law, and cyber law.
He was recently quoted in an article entitled "Trademarks and the Business of Securing an Artist's Brand Name". For access to the article, please click here.