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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-OBI Consortium, Inc.

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Notice is hereby given that, on August 23, 1999, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), OBI Consortium, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership status. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, American Management Systems, Fairfax, VA; GEIS (GE Information Systems), Gaithersburg, MD; and Trilogy Buying Chain, Austin, TX have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX; and Open Market, Burlington, MA have been dropped as parties to this venture.

No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and OBI Consortium, Inc. intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On Saturday 10, 1997, OBI Consortium, Inc. filed its original notification pursuant to section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on November 10, 1997 (62 FR 60531).

The last notification was filed with the Department on May 27, 1999. A notice has not yet been published in the Federal Register.

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Constance K. Robinson,

Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-3121 Filed 2-9-00; 8:45 am]