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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.
AAU thanks Representative Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) for introducing the STRONGER Patents Act, bipartisan legislation that would effectively crack down on abuses of the U.S. patent system while taking steps to improve that system.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman expresses dismay at the FCC decision to eliminate protections for network neutrality, reversing their 2015 Open Internet Order.
AAU joins six other associations in letter sent to FCC in support of open and neutral access to the Internet.
AAU and APLU released a report that details actions universities and federal agencies can take to advance timely access to data from federally-sponsored research.
AAU and APLU released a report that details actions universities and federal agencies can take to ensure public access to federally-sponsored research data. 
AAU joined several other higher education associations to oppose efforts to roll back current network neutrality rules.

In October 2014, the Association of American Universities (AAU) formed the AAU Technology Transfer Working Group with the task of reaffirming that the primary goal of university technology transfer operations is to advance the public interest.

AAU signed onto an ACE-led higher education and library association letter opposing efforts to roll back the Obama administration’s network neutrality rules.
The Milken Institute today released a report ranking more than 200 U.S. universities for their ability to turn their research into products and startup companies. Seventeen AAU universities were ranked in the top 20 schools.