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AAU, APLU, and COGR submitted comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office expressing support for their 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance, which revises the procedures officials use to determine patentability under Section 101 of the patent law.
AAU joined COGR, APLU, and AAMC in submitting joint comments on the Commerce Department's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Emerging Technologies.

The National Institutes of Health issued a Request for Information (RFI) on proposed provisions for a draft data management and sharing policy for NIH funded or supported research.

AAU and other higher education associations submitted comments in response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes.
The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) sent comments to the USDA on reform opportunities with respect to USDA regulations, policies, and guidance documents. 
AAU joined several other higher education associations to oppose efforts to roll back current network neutrality rules.
AAU signed onto an ACE-led higher education and library association letter opposing efforts to roll back the Obama administration’s network neutrality rules.
Comments from AAU, APLU, COGR on the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Revisions to Definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (RIN 0694-AG32), August 3, 2015.
Comments from AAU, APLU, and the Council on Governmental Relations on the ITAR Amendment – Revisions to Definitions; Data Transmission and Storage (RIN 1400-AD70), August 3, 2015.
AAU and COGR respond to the June 12, 2013 Federal Register Notice (78 FR 35195) which proposes to amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations (DEAR) to add export control compliance requirements.