Notice is hereby given that, on April 4, 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”), Multiservice Switching Forum (“MSF”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Start Printed Page 28547Federal 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, Anda Networks, San Jose, CA; Armillaire Technologies, Bethesda, MD; Nahi Networks, Petaluma, CA; Telica, Marlboro, MA; University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; and Vocal Data, Richardson, TX have been added as parties to this venture. Also, 2nd Century Communications, Tampa, FL; 3COM, Santa Clara, CA; ADC Telecommunications, Richardson, TX; BellSouth, Atlanta, GA; CopperCom, Santa Clara, CA; Hitachi Telecom, Tokyo, JAPAN; NetPlane, Dedham, MA; PairGain, Tustin, CA; Telefonica de Espana, Madrid, SPAIN; Telia, Stockholm, SWEDEN; Tellabs, Lisle, IL; Vivace Networks, San Jose, CA; and Xbind, New York, NY have been dropped as parties to this venture.
No other changes have been in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and MSF intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.
On January 22, 1999, MSF 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 May 26, 1999 (64 FR 28519).
The last notification was filed with the Department on January 8, 2001. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17202).Start Signature
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 01-13037 Filed 5-22-01; 8:45 am]
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