DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Notice is hereby given that, on January 14, 2009, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301et seq.("the Act"), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 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 Acts provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, since October 1,2008, ASME has published six new standards, initiated seven new standards activities, and established two new standards-writing committees within the general nature and scope of ASME's standards development activities, as specified in its original notification. More detail regarding these changes can be found athttp://www.asme.org.