Michael Risch

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Professor of Law

299 N. Spring Mill Road

Villanova, PA 19085

United States

http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law/academics/faculty/Facultyprofiles/MichaelRisch.html

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Patent Troll Myths

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 457, 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2012
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 3,412 (1,772)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Patent, Troll, NPE, Non-Practicing Entities, Litigation

2.

Functionality and Graphical User Interface Design Patents

Stanford Technology Law Review, vol. 17, p. 53 (2014), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3058
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 1,292 (8,798)

Abstract:

graphical user interface, GUI, patent, design patent, copyright, economic analysis, ephemeral

3.

Life after Bilski

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 63, pp. 1315-1347, 2011, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1725009, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 11-046, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-02, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 11-05, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2003
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 29 Feb 2012
Stanford Law School, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 1,181 (10,783)

Abstract:

patents, law, Bilski, invention, MOT, patentable subject matter, 101, Diehr, business methods, software, Federal Circuit

4.

Why Do We Have Trade Secrets?

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 11, p. 1, Winter 2007
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 13 Jul 2006
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 768 (18,471)
Citation 3

Abstract:

trade secrets, economic analysis, intellectual property, copyright, patent, reverse engineering, independent devlopment

5.

A Brief Defense of the Written Description Requirement

Yale Law Journal Online, Vol. 119, p. 127, 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2013
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 712 (26,287)

Abstract:

patent, written description, enablement, invention, conception, priority

6.

Patent Portfolios as Securities

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 63, p. 89, 2013, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3022
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2015
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 668 (26,743)

Abstract:

patents, aggregation, securities, trolls, PAEs, royalty stacking, licensing

7.

Licensing Acquired Patents

George Mason Law Review, vol. 21, p. 979, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1003
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 631 (29,677)

Abstract:

patent, licensing, acquisition, NPE, trolls, PAE, technology transfer

8.

Everything is Patentable

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 75, p. 591, 2008
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 21 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 622 (28,087)
Citation 3

Abstract:

patent, patent law, patentable subject matter, DNA, genes, Bilski, mental steps, products of nature, metabolite, comiskey, nuijten

9.

America's First Patents

Florida Law Review, Vol. 64, p. 1279, 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2014
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 591 (31,883)

Abstract:

patents, history, 1790, 1793, 1836, subject matter, process, machine or transformation, method

10.

A Generation of Patent Litigation

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 67 (2015), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2014-1013
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 23 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2015
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 573 (27,867)

Abstract:

patent, litigation, NPE, citations, trolls

11.

RAND Patents and Exclusion Orders: Submission of 19 Economics and Law Professors to the International Trade Commission

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-12, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2102865
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Jul 2012
Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, University of Minnesota Law School, Notre Dame Law School, Syracuse University College of Law, Santa Clara University - School of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration, Rutgers Law School, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Georgia Law School, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, New York University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, Duke University School of Law, New York University School of Law, University of Leuven and University of Nebraska - College of Law
Downloads 424 (41,653)
Citation 1

Abstract:

12.

Trade Secret Law and Information Development Incentives

THE LAW AND THEORY OF TRADE SECRECY: A HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH, Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Katherine J. Strandburg, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 09 May 2013
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 292 (67,944)
Citation 1

Abstract:

trade secret, incentives, information, research and development, R & D, copyright, patent, trademark, privacy

13.

Brief Amici Curiae of 20 Law and Business Professors in Support of Neither Party in Bilski v. Doll

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1485043
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Stanford Law School, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Downloads 278 (81,690)

Abstract:

patentable subject matter, Bilski, patent eligibility, business method patents, software patents

14.

Reinventing Usefulness

Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 1195, 2010
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 254 (84,620)

Abstract:

patent, usefulness, utility, commercialization, innovation

15.

Patent Challenges and Royalty Inflation

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 85, p. 1003, 2010
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 24 May 2010
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 246 (94,628)

Abstract:

patent, licensing, medimmune, deadweight loss, tax

16.

The Failure of Public Notice in Patent Prosecution

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 1, p. 179, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2007
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 216 (100,816)
Citation 3

Abstract:

patent, claim, construction, interpretation, broadest reasonable construction, PHOSITA, skill in the art, Phillips, Markman

17.

The Layered Patent System

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 101, p. 1535, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2015-1002
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 27 May 2016
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 214 (94,238)

Abstract:

NPE, PAE, patent, troll, reform, invalidity

18.

Virtual Rule of Law

West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 1, p. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2009
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 181 (125,387)

Abstract:

virtual worlds, rule of law, legal theory

19.

How Can Whelan v. Jaslow and Lotus v. Borland Both be Right? Re-Examining the Economics of Computer Software Reuse

John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Vol. 17, No. 511, 1999
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Feb 2006
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 177 (127,869)

Abstract:

copyright, economics, computer, software, source code, reuse, whelan, borland, law

20.

Virtual Third Parties

Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 25, p. 415, 2009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 155 (147,777)

Abstract:

virtual worlds, third-party beneficiaries, contract, Restatement of Contracts

21.

Response to ‘Pervasive Sequence Patents Cover the Entire Human Genome’

Genome Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 14, 2014, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-07, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-148, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-19, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-16
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 14 May 2014
West Virginia University College of Law, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, University of San Diego School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, University of Baltimore - School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 154 (148,554)

Abstract:

gene patents, human genome, Myriad Genetics, patent claims, patent scope

22.

A Surprisingly Useful Requirement

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 57, 2011, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2010
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 May 2012
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 124 (152,706)

Abstract:

patent, utility, usefulness, innovation, commercial, practical, operable

23.

Forward to the Past

Cato Supreme Court Review, p. 333, 2009-2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2010-24
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Sep 2010
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 124 (181,860)

Abstract:

bilski, abstract ideas, patent, business methods, software, supreme court review

24.

An Empirical Look at Trade Secret Law's Shift from Common to Statutory Law

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW, Shyam Balganesh, ed., 2013, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research paper No. 2012-2008
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 15 May 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 117 (169,172)

Abstract:

trade secrets, common law, shift, UTSA

25.

Nothing is Patentable

Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 67, p. 45, 2015
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2015
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 102 (140,163)

Abstract:

patentable subject matter, abstract ideas, natural phenomenon

26.

Comments on Trade Secret Sharing in High Velocity Labor Markets

Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 339 (2009)
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 15 May 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 99 (196,185)

Abstract:

trade secrets, employee mobility, high velocity, labor market

27.

IP and Entrepreneurship in an Evolving Economy: A Case Study

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN EVOLVING ECONOMIES: THE ROLE OF LAW, Megan Carpenter, ed., 2012, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 15 May 2012
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 58 (284,909)

Abstract:

IP, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, law clinic, growth, economy

28.

A Failure of Uniform Laws?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 159, p. 1, 2010, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2016
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 53 (301,992)

Abstract:

Trade Secrets, IP, UTSA, Uniform Laws, West Virginia

29.

Empirical Methods in Trade Secret Research

Peter S. Menell & David L. Schwartz (eds.), Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. II - Analytical Methods) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, Forthcoming), Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2015-1021
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2016
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 31 (221,580)

Abstract:

trade secrets, empirical, survey, experimental, docket

30.

(Un)Reasonable Royalties

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 97, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 0 (61,601)

Abstract:

31.

Recalibrating Patent Venue

77 Maryland Law Review, 2018 Forthcoming, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-1, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1029
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 04 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2017
Colleen V. Chien and Michael Risch
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 0 (68,424)

Abstract:

patents, patent venue

32.

Trucks, Trains, and Transformation: Net Neutrality Lessons from the First Cyberlaw Symposium

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 585, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1028
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2016
Michael Risch and Christie Larochelle
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Villanova University - School of Law
Downloads 0 (327,192)

Abstract:

Internet, NREN, Network Neutrality, Common Carrier

33.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 30, Forthcoming, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2016-1022
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 07 May 2016
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Downloads 0 (168,224)

Abstract:

software, patent, copyright, trade secret, look and feel, NDA

34.

Framing the Patent Troll Debate

Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, vol. 24, No. 2, 127-130 (2014)
Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 25 May 2014
Michael Risch
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Abstract:

licensing, litigation, monetization, NPE, patent assertion entities, patents, privateer, trolls, PAE