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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Ethernet in the First Mile Alliance

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Notice is hereby given that, on April 17, 2002, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Ethernet in the First Mile Alliance (“EFMA”) 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, BATM Advanced Communications, Yokneam Ilit, ISRAEL; Calix, Petaluma, CA; Fiberintheloop, Marlow, UNITED KINGDOM; Hatteras Networks, Research Triangle Park, NC; Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, GERMANY; Passave, Inc., Tel Aviv, ISRAEL; Spirent Communications, Calabasas, CA; and Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Elastic Networks, Alpharetta, GA, has been acquired by Paradyne, Alpharetta, GA.

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 EFMA intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.

On January 16, 2002, EFMA 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 March 8, 2002 (67 FR 10760).

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Constance K. Robinson,

Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-15326 Filed 6-17-02; 8:45 am]