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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-The ATM Forum

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Notice is hereby given that, on July 7, 2000, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), The ATM Forum 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, Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, CA; Netopia, Inc., Alameda, CA; Xilinx, San Jose, CA; Beacon Networks, Marlboro, MA; Centillium Communications, Inc., Fremont, CA; Element 14, Inc., Cambridge, United Kingdom; Metro-Optix, Plano, TX; RapidWAN, Inc., San Jose, CA; and Seneca Networks, Inc., Rockville, MD have been added as parties to this venture. The following members have changed their names: BellSouth Services to BellSouth, Atlanta, GA; MCI WorldCom to WorldCom, Richardson, TX; and Promatory Communications, Inc. to Nortel Networks Broadband Access, Newark, CA. The following principal members have downgraded to auditing members: CYLINK Corp., Sunnyvale, CA; and Matra Marconi Space, Toulouse, France. The following auditing member has upgraded to a small business principal member: Woodwind Communications System, Inc., Germantown, MD.

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 The ATM Forum intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On April 19, 1993, The ATM Forum 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 June 2, 1993 (58 FR 31415).

The last notification was filed with the Department on April 7, 2000. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on July 11, 2000 (65 FR 42725).

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Constance K. Robinson,

Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-20313 Filed 8-10-00; 8:45 am]