Notice is hereby given that, on October 7, 2016, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Open Platform for NFV Project, Inc. (“Open Platform for NFV Project”) has 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, China Telecommunications Corporation, Beijing, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; Dell Technologies, Santa Clara, CA; Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS, Berlin, GERMANY; and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-do, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, have been added as parties to this venture.
Also, 6Wind SA, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, FRANCE; ClearPath Networks, El Segundo, CA; Dell USA, LP, Round Rock, TX; Dorado Software, Inc., El Dorado Hills, CA; EMC Corporation, Santa Clara, CA; NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Tokyo, JAPAN; and Vodafone Group PLC, Newbury, UNITED KINGDOM, have withdrawn as parties to this venture.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 Open Platform for NFV Project intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.
On October 17, 2014, Open Platform for NFV Project 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 14, 2014 (79 FR 68301).
The last notification was filed with the Department on July 20, 2016. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on August 11, 2016 (81 FR 53163).
Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-26536 Filed 11-2-16; 8:45 am]
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