Brandy S. Nolan

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 8183
United States
T:+1 214 855 8183
Brandy S. Nolan

Brandy S. Nolan


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Brandy Nolan, Senior Counsel in the Dallas office, focuses on patent disputes and other intellectual property matters.  Her experience includes patent and trade secret litigation, patent prosecution, validity and infringement risk assessments, and patent licensing.  Additional experience comes from her former work as a chemical engineer, which encompassed non-woven process and product development. 

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JD, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2009
BS, with special distinction, Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2001

Brandy served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and as a Legal Research & Legal Writing Teaching Quizmaster while at the University of Texas. She was a Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court 2007 Semi-Finalist and 2009 Student Director and Susman Godfrey Moot Court 2008 Quarter-Finalist. Also during law school, Brandy was a part of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society and a member of the Board of Advocates. She received honors as a member of the President's and Dean's Honor Rolls at the University of Oklahoma, where she was also a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society and National Society of Black Engineers.

Brandy is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the following jurisdictions:

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Texas State Bar
  • US Patent and Trademark Attorney


  • Represented computer company in arbitration concerning contract dispute
  • Represented e-commerce companies in patent infringement suits concerning web-based technologies and smart phone applications
  • Represented beauty services provider in preliminary injunction hearing concerning trade secret dispute
  • Represented energy and chemicals company in patent litigation concerning refinery processes
  • Represented health care company in mediation related to patent infringement suit
  • Represented pro bono clients in hearings, mediation, and/or trial concerning divorce, probate, and a contract dispute
  • Conducted factual investigations, managed complex discovery, worked with expert witnesses, facilitated claim construction activities, and drafted procedural and dispositive motions


Brandy has drafted and prosecuted patents, as well as managed international patent portfolios concerning a variety of technologies, including:

  • Semiconductors
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Water filtration products
  • Waste water management systems
  • Metal alloy compositions
  • Computer software
  • Electronic checking systems
  • Processes for producing titanium
  • Wireless communication systems

Brandy has also conducted intellectual property due diligence, including patent validity and infringement risk assessments and prior art searches, concerning a variety of technologies, including:

  • Fischer-Tropsch reaction, gas-to-liquids, and other processes related to producing synthetic fuels from natural gas
  • Processes utilizing gas and steam turbines
  • Floating storage units and re-gasification of liquefied natural gas
  • Process for purifying streams containing carbon dioxide
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section
  • UNT Dallas College of Law, Louis A. Bedford, Jr. Mentorship Program (2015 - 2016)
  • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Associate Member (2011 - 2013)
  • Junior Achievement, Fulbright & Jaworski JA in a Day Volunteer  (2010 - 2011)
  • United Way, Fulbright & Jaworski Fundraising Campaign, Floor Captain (2010)
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Volunteer Attorney
  • 3M Science Training Encouragement Program Steering Committee and Mentor (2002 - 2006)
  • Saint Paul, MN Multicultural Excellence Program Mentor (2001 - 2006)