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AAU, along with AAMC, APLU, AUTM, and COGR, Wednesday submitted for the record comments on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s gathering of public information about the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018.
AAU joined CUPA-HR-led comments in response to the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule, which formally rescinds the Department’s 2016 rule. The rule, published in March 2019, would increase the annual salary threshold that determines which employees qualify for overtime pay from $455 to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year).
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.