Sara D. Pfeffer is a patent agent with West & Associates and is responsible for patent prosecution of a wide array of inventions, including household
and child-care products, mechanical devices, software and networking methods, and construction equipment. Ms. Pfeffer's practice also includes work on a
variety of litigation matters, including drafting briefs and other court documents, as well as experience with various matters in trademark and copyright
• Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (2008).
• Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - J.D., with Pro Bono Distinction, (2008).
• University of California, Hastings College of the Law - visiting student (2007-2008).
• University of California, Santa Barbara - B.S., Chemistry, (2005).
PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
• Research Assistant, University of California, Riverside - Chemistry Department (Summer 2004)
Conducted individual research on a molecule known to have anti-tumor properties.
Employed temperature programmed desorption (TPD) techniques to design a novel method for the single layer deposition of liquid molecules on crystal surfaces.
Analyzed molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) techniques.
• Sara E. Dirvianskis, Note, American Council on Education v. FCC: Proper Outcome, Lack of Clarity in the Interpretation of CALEA, 47 Jurimetrics J. 463-477 (2007).
HONORS & AWARDS
• ASU College of Law Graduate Scholarship (2005-2008).
• Gallagher & Kennedy Law Scholarship (2005-2006).
• Senior Articles Editor (w/ highest honors), JURIMETRICS: The ABA Journal of Law, Science and Technology (2006-2008).
• American Bar Association (ABA)
• Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) - Co-Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Section.
• Homeless Legal Assistance Program, Arizona State University (2005-2007)
• UC Santa Barbara Chemistry Department - Outreach Volunteer & Coordinator (2001-2004)