Notice is hereby given that, on May 6, 2003, 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 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, NG Technologies, Richardson, TX has been added as a party to this venture. NetTest has changed its name to Navtel Communications, Markham, Ontario, CANADA; and ECI Telecom has changed its name to Veraz Networks, Petah Tikva, ISRAEL. Also, Anda Networks, San Jose, CA; Bay Packets, Fremont, CA; Calix Networks, Petaluma, CA; Catena Networks, Morrisville, NC; Ericsson, Stockholm, SWEDEN; Gallery IP Telephony, Raanana, ISRAEL; Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ; Mitel Networks, Kanata, Ontario, CANADA; Net.com, Fremont, CA; NexVerse, San Jose, CA; Nortel Networks, Nepean, Ontario, CANADA, Pelago Networks, Marlborough, MA; Telica, Marlborough, MA; University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; and WorldCom, Richardson, TX 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 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 October 9, 2002. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on November 15, 2002 (67 FR 69245).Start Signature
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 03-16455 Filed 6-27-03; 8:45 am]
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