Yearly Archives: 2011

Washington State Voters Throw Out State Controlled Liquor Sales

Washington State Voters Throw Out State Controlled Liquor Sales On November 8, 2011, Costco and other big retailers successfully convinced Washington State voters to approve Initiative 1183.  This will end the State’s long time monopoly on liquor sales.  The new

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Posted in All Advisories, Antitrust & Competition Law, Wines & Spirits

Congress Reforms the Patent Process

The America Invents Act, a new law passed by Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President Obama, is the first significant reform of the Patent application process in sixty years. The Act makes a number

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Posted in All Advisories, Patents & Trademarks, Practice & Industries