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Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2011

Form PF: CFTC and SEC jointly propose new disclosure rules for investment advisers of private funds

On January 26, 2011, as required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) jointly proposed new disclosure requirements for investment advisers to private funds.

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Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2011

CFTC proposes repeal of certain commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor exemptions

On January 26, 2011, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) proposed certain amendments to current CFTC rules, including the elimination of two widely used exemptions from commodity pool operator (“CPO”) registration. If adopted, the proposed amendments would have a significant impact on advisers to funds currently operated as “exempt commodity pools,” including many hedge funds.

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Foley Hoag LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2010

Supreme Court clarifies scope of patentable inventions

The Supreme Court today affirmed the Federal Circuit’s holding that Bilski’s business method was unpatentable subject matter because it sought to claim patent protection on an abstract idea.

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