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AAU and APLU today submitted comments in response to the United States Copyright Office’s request for public comment on its forthcoming study on state sovereign immunity in the copyright context.
State Department Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach sent a letter to the governing boards of American colleges and universities and their affiliates seeking their assistance to safeguard American technology and institutions to ensure national and economic security remain safe and free from foreign interference.
APLU and AAU will host the third “University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase,” featuring twenty university-affiliated startup companies from across the nation, on September 10, 2020
AAU joined APLU in filing an amicus brief in Allen v. Cooper, a case that will be argued before the Supreme Court on November 5.
AAU, together with nine other higher education associations, submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, titled “Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information.” 
The following is a statement from the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of University Presses welcoming Cornell University to the Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem Initiative, which includes more than 60 university presses and 15 university members.
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, 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.
The comments express the associations’ strong support for the Green Paper’s overarching aims and for many of the Green Paper’s recommendations, several of which reflect a positive response to the associations’ July 2018 comments on NIST’s Request for Information (RFI) on Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes.
AAU and 19 other higher education groups this week filed an amicus brief arguing against the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order arguing that it undermines universities’ educational, research, and public service activities.