When Alison Monahan, founder of the Girl’s Guide to Law School website, went to a high-profile legal technology conference last year in Silicon Valley, she noticed something missing on the roster of speakers: women.“There was really only one woman speaking the entire day,” she says. “I thought, ‘Really? That’s the best you can do?’ “That day she and some other female audience members decided to form an online group called Law Tech Ladies to cater to the small-but-growing number of women in the blossoming field where law and technology intersect.“Within a day we had 60 or 70 women in this group—all very interesting, totally legit and doing things in the legal technology space,” Monahan recalls.Women have long been underrepresented in technical fields such as math, science and engineering, and the tech boom saw a continuation of this tradition. Women are founders at only 3 percent of technology firms, while women-owned … [Read more...] about Women are squarely in the picture where law and technology combine
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By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Juul Labs, the e-cigarette maker at the heart of a U.S. crackdown on youth vaping, has filed patent infringement complaints in the United States and Europe against what it said were copycat rivals. The complaints follow the seizure this week by U.S. health regulators of more than 1,000 pages of documents from Juul Labs about its sales and marketing practices, as they investigate growing e-cigarette use among young people that threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts. Juul, which controls nearly three quarters of the U.S. e-cigarette market, filed a complaint on Wednesday with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) naming 18 entities, most of them based in the United States or China, accusing them of developing and selling products based on its patented technology. The complaint, made public on Thursday, asks the ITC to prevent the importation of the products into the United States and their sale. The company said its UK … [Read more...] about E-cigarette maker Juul files complaints against “copycat products”
In the fight for control over Congress, it’s all hands on deck for the midterm elections. But as Democrats’ most famous faces seek to get out the vote, it appears the Clintons are being benched.Following that humiliating loss in 2016, Hillary Clinton is being viewed by some candidates as “the kiss of death” for the upcoming midterms, relegating her to closed-door campaigning and keeping her away from cameras, according to a Democratic strategist who spoke with The Washington Examiner.“Democrats don't want her to campaign for them because everywhere she goes she carries this stench of death and is the only political figure in America that is less popular than Donald Trump,” the strategist said. “That's a real testament to her.” 70 PHOTOS Hillary Clinton through the years See Gallery Hillary Clinton through the years A 1992 photo shows then Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton (L) and his wife Hillary (R) embracing. … [Read more...] about Some Dem reportedly fear Hillary Clinton’s ‘kiss of death’ for the midterms
1 of 53 View 53 Items Ravell Call, Deseret News Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr. and his wife Mary Kaye are interviewed at Spaso House in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. By Jesse Hyde | November 1, 2018 at 4:00 am MDT In a Deseret News exclusive, reporter Jesse Hyde and photojournalist Ravell Call went to Moscow to meet with U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. In a series of conversations, Huntsman reveals what happened immediately after the Helsinki summit, the tense state of affairs between the U.S. and Russia, and how a new personal health scare is putting his life and career in perspective. MOSCOW — In the early morning hours of July 17, Jon Huntsman Jr., the U.S. ambassador to Russia, boarded a plane for Brussels. He had just left the Helsinki Summit, the first official meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Now he was being dispatched to meet with the ambassadors of the 28 other NATO nations … [Read more...] about The last statesman: Can Jon Huntsman, Jr. keep the art of diplomacy alive in the time of President Trump?
Hillary Clinton said she “can’t imagine” any circumstance in which she would run for president again in 2020 or beyond.But the former secretary of state said in the latest episode of Tina Brown’s “TBD” podcast that she won’t stay silent with her criticism of President Donald Trump, who defeated her in the 2016 election.“I’ve had a terrific experience in public life and in politics. I care deeply about this country and I am very worried about the direction that Trump and his allies are taking us,” said Clinton. “So I will continue to speak out and fight for our basic rights, particularly when it comes to how we treat each other and also the rule of law.”She added: “There are things that I care deeply about that just because I’m not running, I’m not going to keep my mouth shut. I’m going to keep speaking out.”Clinton criticized the Trump administration’s “level of … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: ‘Just because I’m not running, I’m not going to keep my mouth shut’