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In the Media: Professor Michael Risch’s Column Published in The Washington Post

Michael Risch

Michael Risch, Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law, co-authored an opinion piece in The Washington Post on Nov. 20, 2015. The article, “A patent reform we can all agree on,” published as part of In Theory, an editorial section that each week takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives.

Risch and Colleen V. Chien, an Associate Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, discuss why “the staggering concentration of patent cases in just a few federal district courts is bad for the patent system.” To read the full article, click here.

Risch’s teaching and scholarship focus on intellectual property and internet law. He has written extensively on the topics of patents, trade secrets and other IP, and two of his articles have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. His commentary appears regularly in mainstream media including The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News.  

Prior to joining academia, Risch was a partner at intellectual property boutique Russo & Hale LLP in Palo Alto, California. He previously served on the faculty of West Virginia University College of Law and was an Olin Fellow in Law at Stanford Law School. 

To view Risch’s complete bio, click here.