BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - A free seminar on technology collaborations and joint ventures will be held by Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. on Nov. 12 in Cambridge, Mass.

The pressure for new technologies to fill R&D pipelines and introduce new products has never been greater. More companies are turning to collaborations and joint ventures, but structuring these agreements is a challenge, particularly the intellectual property aspects.

This seminar will assess the key success factors in selecting the right collaboration/joint venture partner, negotiating the optimal deal, and allocating and managing IP rights.

The panel of business executives and IP transactions experts will share their experiences and answer issues such as:

*Factors for a successful collaboration partner/relationship
*IP risks and opportunities
*Deal structures yielding the greatest potential
*Restructuring strategies when changes and problems occur

Panelists are Abigail Barrow, Founding Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center; Mark de Souza, Vice President, Business Development, Dyax Corp.; Ed Gates, Pharmaceutical Group Chair, Wolf Greenfield; and Steve Henry, Licensing & Transactions Group Chair, Wolf Greenfield.

The session will run from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.

Free registration at

Wolf Greenfield, the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law, serves companies that make everything from pharmaceuticals to software to electronics to snowboards, as well as representing academic research centers. The firm counsels clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, and related licensing and litigation. Web:

Contact Information: Contact: Henry Stimpson Stimpson Communications 508-647-0705 Sara Crocker Wolf Greenfield 617-646-8231