Notice is hereby given that, on March 30, 2001, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Financial Services Technology Consortium, Inc. (“Consortium”) 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, University Bank, Ann Arbor, MI has joined the Consortium as a principal member. Authentor Systems, Inc., Englewood, CA joined the Consortium as an associate member. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD joined the Consortium as an advisory member. Also, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC; FundServ, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada; IntraNet, Newton, MA; National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), Ann Arbor, MI; and NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan 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 Financial Services Technology Consortium, Inc. intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.
On October 21, 1993, Financial Services Technology 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 December 14, 1993 (58 FR 65399).
The last notification was files with the Department on December 27, 2000. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on March 20, 2001 (66 FR 15758).Start Signature
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 01-12858 Filed 5-21-01; 8:45 am]
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