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SEC Proposes Rule Changes Regarding Disclosures About Variable Annuities and Variable Life Insurance Contracts

On October 30, 2018 the Securities and Exchange Commission announced amendments to rules and forms designed to improve disclosures made to clients regarding variable annuities and variable life insurance contracts.  According to the SEC, the purpose of the proposed amendments … Continue reading

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USPTO Director Iancu Proposes Revised 101 Guidance

In remarks at the annual IPO meeting today, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu said "the USPTO cannot wait" for "uncertain" legislation on patentable subject matter and is "contemplating revised guidance" to help examiners apply this doctrine. Few are likely to object … Continue reading

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FCC Proposes Rules to Improve 911 Emergency Calling

By Glenn S. Richards and Joseph A. Cohen The first 911 call was made 50 years ago, long before wireless phones, texting, and Internet calling were used for everyday communications. Congress and the FCC regularly propose and adopt laws and … Continue reading

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SEC proposes to clarify reporting exemption for single-issuer broker-dealers

By Lene Powell, J.D. The SEC proposed to amend a reporting rule to clarify an exemption for broker-dealers who act for a single issuer. Under the proposed amendment to Rule 17a-5(e), a broker-dealer would not be required to engage an … Continue reading

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Australia Proposes New Encryption Legislation

In August 2018, the Government of Australia unveiled a new proposed bill that would grant the county’s national security and law enforcement agencies additional powers when confronting encrypted communications and devices. The text of the draft Telecommunications and Other Legislation … Continue reading

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