Michael Risch, Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law, was quoted in the May 18 Bloomberg Business article, “Apple Gets Mixed Ruling in First Samsung Appeal.” A noted intellectual property expert, Risch has provided frequent media commentary on the global patent battles between Apple Inc. and Samsung Group.
Four years after Apple released its first iPhone in 2007, it filed its first suit against Samsung, accusing the Korean company of copying the iPhone. The smartphone companies have resolved most of their patent battles, but this article discusses one of two cases still before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Risch’s comments in the article address how the court’s decision sets up the end of this case. To read the full article click here.
Risch’s teaching and scholarship focus on intellectual property and internet law, with an emphasis on patents, trade secrets and information access. Risch joined the Villanova faculty in 2010 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. Prior to entering academia, he was a partner at intellectual property boutique Russo & Hale LLP in Palo Alto, California.
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