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Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--J Consortium, Inc.

Notice is hereby given that, on August 28, 2002, pursuant to section 6(a) of theNational Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301et seq.("the Act"), J Consortium, Inc. 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, Advanced Electronic Design, Massy, France has been added as a party to this venture. Also, A. Sh. Burhan (individual member), Lahore, Punjab, India; Gunukula Srikanth (individual member), Reddy, Nalgonda, India; M P Vikram (individual member), Karnataka, India; and Advantisys, Upland, CA 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 J Consortium, Inc. intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On August 6, 1999, J Consortium, Inc. filed its original notification pursuant to section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in theFederal Registerpursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on March 21, 2000 (65 FR 15175).

The last notification was filed with the Department on May 30, 2002. A notice was published in theFederal Registerpursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on June 27, 2002 (67 FR 43343).

Constance K. Robinson, Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.