Anna Brandl

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Brandl’s practice covers a broad range of complex litigation, with a primary focus on oil and gas and intellectual property litigation. Ms. Brandl has experience practicing in various federal and state courts. She also has extensive transactional experience in intellectual property counseling due diligence matters.

Ms. Brandl has a Master of Science in biotechnology, and is well versed in working with experts in various technological fields. She has represented clients in the oil and gas, medical technology, financial, and construction industries.

EXPERIENCE AND HIGHLIGHTS
  • Representation of oil and gas operators, midstream companies, and mineral interest owners in various oil and gas related litigation matters including breach of contract disputes, adverse possession disputes, trespass to try title disputes, declaratory judgment actions/quiet title disputes, various breach of oil and gas lease and surface use agreement disputes, negligence and trespass disputes, and royalty and post production cost disputes
  • Representation of oil and gas operators and drilling contractors in inspection, pre-litigation analysis, and litigation regarding defense of various personal injury oilfield accidents
  • Representation of various companies regarding misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of non-competition/non-solicitation agreement disputes
  • Representation of various companies in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

AFFILIATIONS

  • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Council, 2023-2026
  • Southwest Oilman’s Tennis Tournament (SWOTT), Secretary, 2019-present
  • Leadership Midland Alumni
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Permian Basin Women’s Energy Network
  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member, 2017-2023

HONORS

  • Best Lawyers in America┬«, U.S. News & World Report, 2024
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters

EDUCATION
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2006
    • Order of the Coif
    • Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Texas Tech University, M.S., 2006
  • University of Dallas, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003

ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Speeches & Publications
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property: Fundamentals and Practical Tips”, Executive Women’s Club of Midland, 2018
  • Author, Excluding Testimony Through the Effective Use of Motions in Limine and Motions to Exclude, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, April 20, 2017
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property: Fundamentals, Practical Tips, and Relevance to the Oil and Gas Industry”, Midland County Bar Association Luncheon, April 11, 2014
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property in the Oil Patch”, Midland Young Professionals in Energy Luncheon, August 26, 2014
  • Author, Judicial Interpretation of 35 U.S.C. 271(e)(1): An Improper Expansion Beyond the Legislative Intent, Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, 2006
  • Author, Tips for Avoiding Loss of Patentability Caused by Oral Presentations, Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Brochure, 2006