March 27, 2015
Committees formed by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) to examine and affirm university policies and values regarding innovation, technology transfer, and commercialization today each released a set of principles and recommendations for institutions. The groups’ recommendations detail steps universities can take to ensure that institutional policies align with these principles and are readily transparent to the public, policymakers, and potential university partners.
March 3, 2015
President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the STRONG Patents Act of 2015:
March 2, 2015
As House and Senate budget leaders begin crafting the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, three major national higher education organizations whose membership comprises all the major public and private universities in the United States urged those leaders to promote long-term economic growth by repealing sequestration and placing a high priority on scientific research and higher education investments.
February 24, 2015
A group of 145 universities today warned the House and Senate Judiciary Committees that pending legislation to address patent litigation abuses is so broadly drawn that it would weaken the nation’s patent system and hinder the flow of groundbreaking advances from universities to the private sector.
February 5, 2015
Six Associations Support Tailored Legislation to Combat Patent Trolls, Say Provisions of Innovation Act Would Debilitate U.S. Patent System