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October 27, 2005

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Allegra Young, UT Law, (512) 471-7330.

Professor Tony Reese Named One of the 100 Most Innovative in Technology Field

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Professor R. Anthony Reese

AUSTIN, Texas—The World Technology Network named UT Law's Professor R. Anthony Reese as one of the five most innovative scholars in law and technology in its announcement for its 2005 World Technology Awards. As such, Reese was included among the top 100 most innovative people working in the technology field. Others so honored in their respective fields included Linus Torvalds of Open Source Development Labs, Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University, Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric, and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The awards honor individuals and corporations from 20 technology-related categories who are regarded by their peers as innovative and whose work is perceived to have long-term significance. The recipients are selected every year by existing WTN members in the same category.

The awards gala ceremony will be held in association with TIME magazine, CNN and Science Magazine in Nov. at the San Francisco City Hall.

About Professor Reese

Professor Reese is the Thomas W. Gregory Professorship at UT Law. A specialist in copyright, intellectual property, and cyberspace aspects of intellectual property, Professor Reese came to Texas in 1999 from Stanford Law School, where he was a Research Fellow in the Program in Law, Science and Technology.

Prior to his fellowship, he clerked for the Hon. Betty Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced intellectual property law with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco.

His publications include "Reducing Digital Copyright Infringement Without Restricting Innovation" (Stanford Law Review, 2004) (with Mark A. Lemley). He has also written about liability of technology developers for copyright infringement by technology users (Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2005), copyright's first-sale doctrine (Boston College Law Review, 2003), digital rights management (Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2003), the public display right in copyright law (University of Illinois Law Review, 2001), copyright and Internet music transmissions (University of Miami Law Review, 2001), and state sovereign immunity and intellectual property law (Texas Law Review, 2001) (co-author).

Professor Reese has recently become a co-author on forthcoming new editions of two casebooks: Internet Commerce (with Margaret Jane Radin and John Rothchild) and Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines (with Paul Goldstein).

Professor Reese was a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School in 2004– 2005 and regularly teaches in international programs organized by the University of British Columbia; St. Peter's College, Oxford University; and the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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