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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division

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

Notice is hereby given that, on September 5, 2002, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301et seq.("the Act"), PKI Forum, 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, Asia PKIForum, Tokyo, JAPAN has been added as a party to this venture. Also, Btexact Technologies, Ipswich, United Kingdom; CertCo, New York, NY; Communications Electronics Security Group, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom; Deutsche Post Sign Trust GmbH, Bonn, Germany; Giesecke Devrient, Munich, Germany; Mimos Berhard, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; nCipher, Inc., Woburn, MA; NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; TC TrustCenter GmbH, Hamburg, Germany; U.S. Postal Services Headquarters, Washington, DC; and ValiCert, Mountain View, 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 PKI Forum, Inc. intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.

On April 2, 2001, PKI Forum, 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 May 3, 2001 (66 FR 22260).

The last notification was filed with the Department on June 10, 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.