Alex Lutzky

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2015, summa cum laude, St. Mary’s Law Journal, Senior Associate Editor, Staff Writer, 2013-2015

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2000

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2015
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2013

Admissions

Texas, 2015

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2017

Profile

Alexander Lutzky is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation and Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Groups in the San Antonio office of Haynes and Boone. His practice covers the full spectrum of intellectual property litigation, but is focused on patent litigation, trademark registration and litigation, and electrical energy administrative law.

Prior to attending law school Alex obtained leadership and technical experience as a military officer in the United States Navy and had a successful career in the civilian nuclear power industry. Alex designed and operated a range of electrical power generation systems, including steam-driven turbine and battery back-up systems. A licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, his work experience also encompasses mechanical valve, steam boiler, turbine, and piping systems and technologies.

Alex provides the same level of dedicated service and technical experience to his clients as he did in his prior professions. Outside of his legal career, he continues to serve as a Navy Reservist and is active in the community in Bulverde, Texas.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • Comment, “In Pursuit of Just Compensation in Texas: Assessing Damages in Takings Cases Using the Property’s Tax-Appraised Value,” 46 St. Mary’s. L.J. 105.

Professional Recognition

  • Senior Associate Editor of the Year, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 2014-2015
  • Staff Writer of the Year, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 2014-2015

Professional and Community Activities

  • U.S. Navy Reserve Officer, 2010-Present

Newsletter

IP Beacon

The IP Beacon

The IP Beacon is a Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues and trends in Intellectual Property Law. Read the latest issue...

U.S. Federal Circuit Rebukes Trademark Trial and Appeal Board over Whether the Term “ZERO” Is Generic for Soft Drinks

On June 20, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Royal Crown Company, Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Company. In this trademark dispute between two major soft drink makers, the court held that the TTAB committed multiple errors when analyzing whether Coca-Cola’s use of the term “ZERO” in 17 trademark applications was generic or merely descriptive and remanded the case.

Intellectual Property

IP

Federal Circuit Rules Disparagement Clause of §2(a) of the Lanham Act Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in In re Simon Shiao Tam, held the 70-year-old disparagement clause of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act unconstitutional.

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