Alex assists clients with the preparation and prosecution of U.S., international, and foreign patent applications, including both utility and design patent applications. Additionally, he conducts patentability, freedom-to-operate, and patent infringement investigations. Alex has experience in a variety of technology areas including medical devices, automobiles, fluid dispensers, wind turbines, aircraft systems, locking devices, flooring applications, and material transfer systems. During engineering school, Alex was a co-op with The Procter & Gamble Company in their Computer Modeling & Simulation, Plant Engineering, and Intellectual Property R&D Departments. During law school, he was an intern with GE Aviation’s Intellectual Property Legal Department. During the fall of 2013, Alex was a legal extern for Judge Michael R. Barrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, he was a patent attorney at an IP boutique law firm in Cincinnati.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
Law Review: University of Cincinnati Law Review
University of Cincinnati, MBA, Interdisciplinary, 2011
University of Cincinnati, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011, summa cum laude
Herman Schneider Medal Nominee
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Outstanding Chapter President Award
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Intellectual Property Law, 2023; Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2023; Litigation – Patent, 2023
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars®, 2018-2023
Cincinnati Bar Association, Past Young Lawyer Section Liaison for the IP Litigation Committee
Ohio State Bar Association
Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP), Current Board Member, Past Outreach Officer
Associate Recruiting Committee, Member
Presentation, Applying the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Cincinnati Bar Association’s IP Litigation Committee, March 29, 2016.
Case Note, Alex Czanik, InterDigital Communications v. ITC: Wrongly Satisfying the ITC Domestic Industry Requirement, 82 U. Cin. L. Rev. (2014).
Case Note, Alex Czanik, Willful Patent Infringement: Bard v. W.L. Gore’s Thoughtful Shift from Jury to Judge, 82 U. Cin. L. Rev. (2014), (awarded the William Worthington Prize for Best Case Note). (source)