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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.
AAU, The Association of Medical Colleges, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, AUTM, and Council on Governmental Relations released a statement in support of the introduction of the SUCCESS Act.
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 associations wrote that they support "harmonizing the inter partes review (IPR) claim construction standard with that of the federal courts and the ITC by applying the Phillips standard rather than the 'broadest reasonable interpretation' standard."
AAU, APLU, COGR, AUTM, and AAMC developed a series of recommendations for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the Inter Partes Review (IPR) process and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings.