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Christopher Gram, M.S.

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Biography

Christopher is a patent attorney practicing in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, peptide and nucleic acid technologies, regenerative medicine, and medical devices. Christopher has worked as in-house intellectual property counsel for 3M.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
    • J.D.
  • University of Minnesota
    • M.S., Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Yale University
    • B.A. Biology, Intensive Major

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications & Presentations

  • U.S. Patent Reform: An Update and Discussion of Its Impacts on Technology Transfer, AUTM Annual Meeting, March 16, 2012 (an update on the U.S. Patent Reform Act of 2011)

  • Gram, C.D. and R.J. Brooker, “An Analysis of the Side Chain Requirement of Position 177 within the Lactose Permease Which Confers the Ability to Recognize Maltose,” Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267, 3841-6 (1992).

Technologies

  • Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Medical devices
  • Nucleic acids and sequencing
  • Peptide technologies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Regenerative medicine

Services

  • Patent preparation and prosecution – international/domestic
  • Strategic portfolio management
  • Licensing and related opinion work
  • Litigation support