The 2015 STC Fall Seminar Series, presented by Christopher D. Gram, titled “Obvious?!? What do you mean my invention is obvious?” takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the UNM Science and Technology Park. The seminar is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Gram is a patent attorney who works for the firm Mueting, Raasch &Gebhardt, P.A, whose practice includes patent drafting and prosecution in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, peptide, and nucleic acid technologies, medical devices, and related opinion work. Before joining the firm, Gram was in-house Intellectual Property Counsel for 3M Company’s Pharmaceuticals Division. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.S. (Cell and Developmental Biology) and J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

The seminar will focus on how inventors can combat rejections for “obviousness.” Gram will discuss what the USPTO means when it rejects patent claims for being too obvious and ways for inventors to provide patent counsel with ammunition to overcome rejection.

The Science and Technology Park is located at 800 Bradbury Drive SE on UNM’s South Campus and the event will take place in the auditorium in Building 800. For directions to UNM’s South Campus, click here. To register for the event, go to or contact Amber Ortega (505) 272-7900 or