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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Multiservice Switching Forum

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Notice is hereby given that, on July 16, 2004, 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”) filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. 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, Advanced Fibre Communications, Petaluma, CA; Applied Innovation, Dublin, OH; Italtel, Settimo Milanese, Italy; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kamakura, Japan; Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and Xener Systems, Seoul, Republic of Korea, have been added 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 April 13, 2004. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 21, 2004 (69 FR 344050).

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Dorothy B. Fountain,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-19362 Filed 8-23-04; 8:45 am]

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