22nd February - Law News

2614th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Saudi teenager Rahaf Alqunun captured the world's attention when she fled from her family in Kuwait, fearing she would be harmed or killed by her family for renouncing Islam. She lived in a country where she was under the control of her father in a strict male guardianship system — needing permission to work, marry and travel. Human rights groups have called for the system to be abolished, saying it can trap women and girls as prisoners of abusive families.

Focus of the Day Article:
US patent and trademark office releases report on trends and characteristics of women inventors, echoing findings from IWPR report. The report shows that women still comprise a small minority of patented inventors. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) report, entitled Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on US patents, covers trends and characteristics of US women inventors named on US patents granted from 1976 through 2016.
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