Peter Brewer is a patent attorney who is licensed to practice law in Texas and Tennessee. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a law degree cum laude from South Texas College of Law in Houston. He is a former Briefing Attorney to the Supreme Court of Texas, where he worked on cases involving oil and gas rights.




Peter has worked with some of the world's largest oil companies and service companies in patent matters. His patent experience includes:

  • geomechanical modeling
  • steerable bottom hole assemblies
  • optimization of artificial lift systems
  • fracturing relief valves
  • drill bit design
  • well injectivity analysis
  • sand screens
  • inflatable packers
  • subsurface safety valves
  • maritime vessel designs
  • petroleum subsea architecture / hydrate management
  • downhole production tools and methods
  • expandable tubulars
  • gas lift valves
  • the pyrolysis of synthetic fuels

Peter has experience in the evaluation of patents and has been called upon to draft freedom-to-operate opinions, validity/invalidity opinions, patentability opinions and non-infringement opinions. Peter is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, and is the author of SPE Paper No. 74467-MS titled "Intellectual Property for the Oil Field." He presented this paper at an IADC/SPE Drilling Conference.

Peter is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Tennessee State Bar, the Knoxville Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Association.

  • Voted "Best Attorney" for Intellectual Property in Knoxville, Tennessee by Knoxville Bar Association, published in CityView magazine (2009 – 2011, 2015) 
  • Listed since 2008 in Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Intellectual Property Law 
  • President – Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (2011)
  • Board Member – Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association Board of Directors (2008 to present)
  • Member – Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association IP Section
  • Member – Association of Intellectual Property Firms
  • Member – Knoxville Bar Association
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's 2009 Knoxville Office Pro Bono Award 
  • Member – Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Briefing Attorney to the Supreme Court of Texas (1987 – 1988 Term)
  • Member – Professional Tennis Registry
  • Associate Editor – South Texas Law Review 

Peter also writes articles pertaining to the field of intellectual property generally.  Here are a few of his publications:

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The Rules of Professional Conduct of the states where our offices are located require the following language: This website is operated by Peter L. Brewer. Mr. Brewer is the Managing Member of Energy IP, LLC, which is affiliated with the law firm of Stipkala & Klosowski LLC. No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Peter L. Brewer is licensed in Tennessee and Texas. Stipkala & Klosowski LLC has offices in Tennessee and South Carolina. Appointments to discuss intellectual property matters may be conducted via telephone, skype, or via offices in Texas, Tennessee or South Carolina.

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