BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - A free seminar on freedom-to-operate (FTO) will be held by Wolf Greenfield, an intellectual property law firm, on February 17 in Boston.

At this seminar, attendees will learn how to perform a comprehensive, effective FTO analysis to minimize the risk of patent litigation and maximize product-development efforts.

A panel of experienced business and legal professionals will share best practices for performing FTO analysis, including:

  • Why, when and how to seek FTO guidance
  • FTO impact on valuation
  • Effective FTO searches
  • Risks and limitations of FTO opinions
  • Dealing with problematic patents
  • Managing costs with efficient FTO strategies

Moderated by Wolf Greenfield's Neil P. Ferraro, the seminar features panelists from Husky Injection Molding Systems, Staples and Wolf Greenfield.

The seminar will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Boston Harbor Hotel. To register, please visit or contact Elizabeth Cummings 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. 

Contact Information:

Henry Stimpson
Stimpson Communications

Sara Crocker
Wolf Greenfield

Cristina Brennan
Wolf Greenfield