Alexander S. Czanik

Alexander S. Czanik

Cincinnati, Ohio
Alexander S. Czanik is an Associate with Wood Herron & Evans who concentrates his practice in patent law, specifically relating to the preparation, prosecution, and enforcement of domestic and international patent applications.  Alex has experience in a variety of technology areas including medical devices, fluid dispensers, wind turbines, aircraft systems and engines, locking devices, flooring applications, and material transfer systems.  He began at Wood Herron & Evans as a law clerk the summer before his third year of law school.  During engineering, Alex co-oped at a global consumer products company in their Computer Modeling & Simulation, Plant Engineering, and Intellectual Property R&D Departments.  During his second year of law school, Alex interned at a global aircraft engine manufacturer in their Intellectual Property Legal Department.  During his fall 2013 semester, Alex externed with Judge Michael R. Barrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.  Alex currently lives in Hyde Park and enjoys playing tennis in his free time.

Areas of Practice

  • Mechanical/Aerospace
  • Patents

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Law Review: University of Cincinnati Law Review
  • University of Cincinnati
    • M.B.A.
    • Major: Interdisciplinary
  • University of Cincinnati
    • B.S. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Herman Schneider Medal Nominee
    • Honors: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Outstanding Chapter President Award
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Published Works

  • 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)


  • Presentation, Applying the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Cincinnati Bar Association’s IP Litigation Committee, March 29, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section Liaison for the IP Litigation Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP)

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Michael R. Barrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Extern