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Charles Bernard Kramer

About Charles Kramer

About me


Transactional Intellectual Property and Corporate Attorney

Member of the Bar of New York


I am an intellectual property and corporate
attorney.  My over 20 years of experience includes:
- working as General Counsel of a software company
  in New Jersey where I:

  -- negotiated and drafted all of their contracts,
     including toolkit, enterprise, and other
     complex licenses and service agreements to customers
     around the world.  This work required frequent
     interaction with management and with the Sales
     Department; and

  -- was responsible for basic corporate and employment

- Managing a private law practice where I:

  -- negotiated and drafted many agreements involving
     computer games during a time when the technology
     and related legal issues were new;

  -- filed and prosecuted many trademark applications;

  -- led a successful royalty audit against a major game

My background also includes:

- 3 years at the Wall Street law firm Lord, Day & Lord;
- obtaining an LL.M. (post-JD graduate law degree) that
  required study of intellectual property and antitrust law;

- publishing a law review comment ("New Media Techniques,"
  14 J.M.Law Rev. 733);

- publishing articles on copyright, trademark, and licensing
  issues for a non-lawyer audience, including in Miller Freeman's
  InterActivity Magazine;


- speaking at conferences on legal issues, including at Game
  Developers' Conference, AOP's Online Summit, ONE BBSCON,
  the University of Texas School of Law's Computer Law
  Conference, and at Miller Freeman's Digital Video

- Contributing to CSC Consulting's Leading Edge
  Forum paper "Open Source: Open for Business.";

- Forming and representing trade associations including
  STAR ("Shareware Trade Association and Resources"),
  IGDN ("International Game Developers' Network") and
  The ASN.1 Consortium.

Charles B. Kramer, Esq.