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Riezman Berger, P.C. Attorneys file U.S. Patent Enforcement Lawsuit in Federal Court

Frederick J. Berger and Charles S. Kramer are acting as lead counsel in a U.S. Patent Enforcement Lawsuit for PB& J, LLC against a major data storage company in U.S. Federal Court, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Through this Lawsuit, PB& J, LLC seeks to enforce what may be one of the most important patents in the world of off-site data storage. According to Mr. Kramer, “It is our contention that PB&J’s patent should be of concern to virtually all off-site backup software applications in the United States. Several companies have already capitulated after reviewing the PJ&J patent and we intend to continue to pursue our client’s legal rights." Mr. Berger stated that “We believe that our client may well turn out to be the Mark Zuckerberg of the off-site backup data storage industry.”

Since joining the firm in 1976, Frederick J. Berger has built a strong practice in the areas of Business Litigation, Business Law, Closely Held Businesses, Mergers and Acquisitions, Communications and Media, Hospitality Law, Hotel Development and Franchise Transactions, Licensing Transactions, Contract Law, Governmental Affairs and Regulations, Municipal Law, Real Estate Transactions, Complex Tax Free Exchanges and Strategies dealing with Disregarded Entities and valuations of fee and leasehold interests, Real Property Leases, Land Development, Zoning Law, Entertainment Law and Offensive/Defensive Business Strategies in land use, legislation and government regulated industries. Fred’s practice centers on the representation of businesses and lenders in business litigation, general business, employment agreements, non-competition agreements and real estate transactions, as well as commercial lending transactions. Fred’s clients range from start up businesses and middle market companies to Fortune 100 corporations. Fred also represents creditors in lending, workout and foreclosure situations.

A top trial lawyer and business advisor, Charles S. Kramer’s practice covers all aspects of business representation, including business trial work and litigation, general business counseling, and transactional work and negotiation. Charles has successfully tried cases of all magnitudes, and is known for obtaining successful results for both plaintiffs and defendants. His trial work includes construction, contract, employment, copyright, trademark, trade secret, securities, unfair competition, right of privacy and publicity, constitutional law, business tort, antitrust and sports law cases. He has pioneered new theories for the benefit of clients, including claims for “negligent endorsement” of companies, products or services, and new applications of unfair competition law. His persuasive abilities were showcased in Resnik v. Blue Cross, a case in which his plaintiff’s verdict was upheld by the Appeals Court but described as the outermost boundaries by which a case may be proven solely by circumstantial evidence.

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