Notice is hereby given that, on July 7, 2008, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. 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, 33 new standards have been initiated and 13 existing standards are being revised. More detail regarding these changes can be found at http://standards.ieee.org/standardswire/sba/16-05-08.html and http://standards.ieee.org/standardswire/sba/06-12-08.html. In addition, an update to the registration activities associated with 21 existing standards is being submitted. More detail regarding this update can be found at http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/registrystan dards.html.
On September 17, 2004, IEEE 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 November 3, 2004 (69 FR 64105).
The last notification was filed with the Department on May 9, 2008. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 17, 2008 (73 FR 34327).Start Signature
Patricia A. Brink,
Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. E8-17511 Filed 7-30-08; 8:45 am]
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