SERVICES

INDUSTRIES

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law, JD, with honors
  • University of Cincinnati, BS, summa cum laude
KLutsch@BlankRome.com
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Keith Lutsch

Partner

Houston, TX v. +1.713.632.8689 f. +1.713.228.6605

Keith Lutsch concentrates his intellectual property practice on electronics, computer, and networking hardware and software patent prosecution; standards organization activities; patent program development; management and strategy; and the technical aspects of patent litigation and analysis.

Mr. Lutsch has significant experience managing and participating in major licensing and cross-licensing negotiations, preparing and negotiating industry standards agreements, managing standards organizations, and monitoring the impact of standards on patent portfolios. He has been responsible for reviewing third-party products for infringement, preparing and managing strategic patent prosecution procedures and applications, reviewing disclosures and products for patentability, reviewing patent portfolios to identify important patents and applications, and reviewing third-party infringement claims. Approximately two dozen patents prepared by Mr. Lutsch have been litigated.

He has authored numerous papers on standards, computer, and copyright law and topics, and has been a speaker on standards organization, computer law, and intellectual property law at numerous events.

Mr. Lutsch is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and ranked as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in IP Law by ALM 2013.


COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Lutsch is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, formerly serving as trustee of the USA & Canada Society and currently is co-chair of the LESI High Tech committee. He also previously served as chair of the State Bar of Texas’ local grievance committee, and as a faculty member of University of Houston Law Center and the former University of Houston Patent Review Board.


RECOGNITIONS

  • 2016–2017,  “IP Star,” listed in Managing IP (“MIP”) Magazine


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