Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Change in law could cause race to the patent office

If you're an inventor, get your racing shoes on. You're going to need to be a lot quicker to get to the U.S. patent office now than you have been in the past. Nearly every country in the world has its own patent laws for protecting inventions on...

Cutting down on legalese with software

WordRake LLC, a Seattle-based company that claims to be the creator of the first editing software for lawyers, announced earlier this month that it has entered a strategic alliance with the Washington State Bar Association.WSBA employees have a...

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Cd'A-based Macomber Law rolls out e-payment option

Clients are looking for more convenient payment methods, such as online options, to pay for legal services, says at least one Inland Northwest attorney who is taking steps to accommodate that demand. Macomber Law PLLC, of Coeur d'Alene, has with...

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Managing Partner Jane Brown steers Paine Hamblen's legal course

Jane Brown, who took over last April as managing partner for Spokane-based Paine Hamblen LLP after working more than 20 years with the firm in various roles, says she hopes it continues its track record of bringing on attorneys."It's hard to set...

Shortage of young financial adviser talent said waning

The concern over a lack of young financial advisers that has been dominating industry news is becoming less warranted, say two men named to a list of the country's "top 40 under 40" registered investment advisers."Forbes, Cerulli Associates, W....

Going to dentist, working out, or prepping for future?

Americans who are actively planning for retirement are more likely to visit the dentist or exercise regularly this year than spend time on their investments or retirement planning, according to the findings of a retirement survey.More than eight...

Parents' good examples help guide financial literacy

A new study finds that Americans whose parents set good financial examples are more likely to be among the 62 percent of Americans who have a financial plan and feel confident in their financial future.The first results of the Psychology of this...

Many factors go into deciding when to sell company

Much has been written about the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and its impact on average wage earners. But for business owners nearing retirement, the issues are far more complicated. Tax rates are up, the pace of mergers and acquisitions is...

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Charitable events might grow with economy, some say

Inland Northwest nonprofits say the number of fundraising events could be on the rise this year after some charities had to cancel or downsize events in recent years.Jennifer Evans, owner of Spokane-based Encore Events & Presentations, says, to...

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Investment brokerage gears for growth

Tom Guthrie has been in the investment brokerage business for almost two decades, and says he's hopeful the roughly year-old Spokane branch of Seattle-based brokerage company McAdams Wright Ragen Inc. will continue to grow here on the heels of into...

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