R. Anthony Reese is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine Law School, where his teaching and research interests include copyright law, trademark law, and copyright and technology. His current research involves the termination of transfer provisions in U.S. copyright law, and the preservation of works of authorship.
He serves as an Associate Reporter on ALI’s Restatement of Copyright Law project.
Prior to joining the UCI Law faculty, he spent 10 years as a law professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School and at NYU School of Law, and has taught copyright law in several international programs.
He is also co-author of the casebooks Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines (with Professor Paul Goldstein), Copyright: Cases & Materials (with Professors Robert Gorman & Jane Ginsburg), and Internet Commerce (with Professors Margaret Jane Radin & John Rothchild).
Prior to teaching, Professor Reese was a Research Fellow in the Program in Law, Science and Technology at Stanford Law School. He also practiced intellectual property law with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, where he remains special counsel.
He clerked for Judge Betty B. Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
EDUCATION: Yale University, B.A.; Stanford Law School, J.D.