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Samantha

Patent Attorney

505-998-6124

supdegraff@peacocklaw.com

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SAMANTHA A. UPDEGRAFF

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE:

Peacock Myers, P.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registered Patent Attorney, June 2007 – Present
Specializing in mechanical, chemical and biotech inventions

Dennis Armijo, P.C.; Lewis and Roca, Jontz, Dawe; and Law & Resource Planning Associates
Law Clerk, May 2005 – March 2007
Patent applications; appeal briefs; legal memoranda; litigation

The Utton Transboundary Resources Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Student Clerk, August 2005 – January 2006
Energy/water conservation research program that worked in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories; legal memoranda regarding energy/water issues and new water technologies

Law & Resource Planning Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Law Clerk, May 2005 – August 2005
Researched and wrote memoranda regarding pertinent water and environmental issues; drafted letters to clients; drafted summary judgment motions and memoranda

Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Process Engineer in Bulk Human Insulin Manufacturing Facility , January 2001 – April 2004
Managed the design, installation and qualification of new process equipment and instruments; led quality improvement projects throughout plant in compliance with FDA requirements; led project to reduce cycle time by 2.5% at bottleneck process step; increased capacity of cation exchange column by 10%; optimized and improved unit operations in biosynthetic insulin plant

Phillip 66 Company, Borger, Texas
Engineering Intern, May 2000 – August 2000
Optimized depropanizer column; developed simulations of unit operations using Aspen Plus

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Engineering Intern, Summer Internship for 1997, 1998 and 1999
Tested amorphous and crystalline solar cells (Dark IV’s and One Sun’s); developed database to analyze the performance of solar modules; analyzed temperature effects of ceramic materials; prepared ceramic films using wet chemicals

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Board of Directors, Secretary, Keshet Dance Company, 2010-Present
TVC Advisor, 2008-2012
Lead Articles Editor and Staff Member of the Natural Resources Journal, 2005-2007
President, Omega Chi Epsilon, 2000
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1996-2000
National Student Exchange with North Carolina State University, Fall 1998

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Dean’s List, UNM, Spring 2005 and Fall 2006; Honor Roll, UNM, Fall 2004 and 2005
Dean’s List, NMSU, 1996-2000

Samantha

EDUCATION:

University of New Mexico Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007

New Mexico State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2000

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Registered Patent Attorney,
No. 60,139

Member of the New Mexico Bar

Albuquerque (Main Office)

201 Third Street NW, Suite 1340
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3368

P.O. Box 26927
Albuquerque, NM 87125-6927