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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.


Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 50%
    23 years
  2. Trademark Application: 20%
    23 years
  3. M & A: 10%
    28 years
  4. Internet: 10%
    23 years
  5. Corporate: 10%
    23 years

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  • Janet Lee Steinman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know Charles for over 25 years. We used to work together and we served on a NYC Bar Association committee together. I would recommend Charles to any client.


    Janet Steinman Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gerry J. Elman

    Charles Kramer is a knowledgable and experienced lawyer with particular expertise in licensing. He is well regarded by his peers and adored by his clients.


    Gerry Elman Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

200 E 10th St Ste 816
New York, NY, 10003-7790

200 East 10th Street, Suite 816
New York, NY, 10003-7702



NYCurrently registered 198307/10/2016
ILAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice198208/10/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselOSS Nokalva, Inc.1999 - 2005
AssociateLord, Day & Lord1983 - 1986
Publication nameTitleDate
InterActivity MagazineYour name in pixels: legal aspects of attributing credit1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawIntellectual property and antitrust lawLL.M - Master of Laws1984
McGeorge School of Law (European Program)International LawCertificate in Advanced International Law1983
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
State University of New York, BinghamtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Digital Video Conference"Setting up shop"1999
Game Developers ConferenceComputer and Video games1998