UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
UNITED STATES' MEMORANDUM REGARDING
1. The United States files this Memorandum to outline the procedures of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h) (the "APPA"), that must be followed before the Court may enter the proposed Final Judgment that would resolve the allegations against Defendant Wind River Systems, Inc. ("Wind River") in the civil antitrust suit filed today by the United States. The APPA applies only to antitrust cases brought by the United States.
2. The United States' Complaint alleges that Defendants The MathWorks, Inc. ("The MathWorks") and Wind River entered into an agreement that violates Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1. Today, the United States and Wind River filed a Stipulation and Order and a proposed Final Judgment that would resolve the allegations in the Complaint against Wind River. The United States will shortly file a Competitive Impact Statement relating to the proposed Final Judgment, pursuant to the APPA. 15 U.S.C. § 16(b).
3. In the Stipulation and Order, Wind River agrees to abide by and comply with all terms and provisions of the proposed Final Judgment pending its entry, which cannot occur until after compliance with the requirements of the APPA.
4. The APPA requires the United States to publish the proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement in the Federal Register, and to publish newspaper notices of the proposed Final Judgment 60 days prior to entry of the Final Judgment. The newspaper notices will inform members of the public that they may submit comments about the Final Judgment to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. 15 U.S.C. § 16(b) & (c). The United States will consider any comments it receives, respond to them, and publish the comments and responses in the Federal Register. 15 U.S.C. § 16(d).
5. Not later than ten days after the filing of the proposed Final Judgment, Wind River must file with the Court a description of any communications, other than communications solely by Wind River's counsel of record solely with the U.S. Department of Justice, by or on behalf of Wind River with the United States concerning matters relevant to the Final Judgment. Before entry of the proposed Final Judgment, Wind River must certify to the Court that they have complied with this disclosure requirement. 15 U.S.C. § 16(g).
6. Pursuant to the APPA, at the expiration of the public comment period, the United States will file with the Court any comments that it receives, its responses, and a Motion For Entry of the Final Judgment, unless it withdraws its consent to entry of the Final Judgment pursuant to Paragraph 2 of the Stipulation. 15 U.S.C. § 16(d).
7. After the United States files its Motion For Entry of the Final Judgment, the Court may enter the Final Judgment with or without further hearing, if the Court determines that entry is in the public interest. 15 U.S.C. § 16(e)-(f).
Dated: June 21, 2002
The undersigned certifies that a copy of the United States' Memorandum Regarding Procedures for Entry of Final Judgments was served by fax and U.S. Mail on the following counsel this 21st day of June, 2002:
Counsel for Wind River, Inc.
Counsel for The MathWorks, Inc.