STC.UNM, The University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer and economic-development office features “Patent issues for immunotherapy inventions” with patent attorney, Christopher D. Gram on Thursday, April 6 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the auditorium at the Science & Technology Park. The talk is part of STC.UNM’s 2017 Spring Seminar Series.

The seminars, held at UNM Science & Technology Park, are free and open to the public and UNM community, but registration is required. Breakfast will also be served.

Christopher Gram
Christopher Gram

Gram will discuss the following topics:

  • Hurdles that inventors and attorneys face when trying to obtain patent protection in technologies related to immunotherapy.
  • Patent eligibility.
  • How to distinguish your invention from a “product of nature” or a “natural process.”
  • How to distinguish your invention from similar technologies already developed by others.

Gram is a patent attorney whose practice includes patent drafting and prosecution with a focus in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, peptide and nucleic acid technologies, medical devices, and related opinion work.

Gram’s clients include multi-national corporations, mid-size corporations, universities, start-ups, and solo inventors. He has been practicing since 1996 and has been with the law firm of Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A. in Minneapolis, MN since 2006. Immediately prior to joining the firm, he was in-house Intellectual Property Counsel for 3M Innovative Properties Company in St. Paul, MN.

The UNM Science & Technology Park is located at 800 Bradbury Dr. SE, on UNM’s South Campus. The talk will be held in the Auditorium, Building 800.

To register, visit 2017 Spring Seminar Series.