This document is available in two formats: this web page (for browsing content) and PDF (comparable to original document formatting). To view the PDF you will need Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded from the Adobe site. For an official signed copy, please contact the Antitrust Documents Group.



UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 7100       
Washington, DC 20530,   

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC.;
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110;

APPLE INC.;
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014;

GOOGLE INC.;
1600 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043;

INTEL CORPORATION
2200 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054;

INTUIT, INC.
2632 Marine Way
Mountain View, CA 94043; and

PIXAR
1200 Park Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608,

                  Defendants.


|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|         

Case No.

Case No. 1:10-cv-01629
Assigned to: Kollar-Kotelly, Colleen
Assign. Date: 9/24/2010

PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES'
EXPLANATION OF CONSENT DECREE PROCEDURES

Plaintiff United States of America ("United States") submits this short memorandum summarizing the procedures regarding the Court's entry of the proposed Final Judgment. This Judgment would settle this case pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(h) (the "APPA"), which applies to civil antitrust cases brought and settled by the United States.

1. Today, the United States has filed a Complaint, Stipulation, proposed Final Judgment, and Competitive Impact Statement related to the proposed Final Judgment. The parties have agreed that the Court may enter the proposed Final Judgment following compliance with the APPA.

2. The APPA requires that the United States publish the proposed Final Judgment and Competitive Impact Statement in the Federal Register and cause to be published a summary of the terms of the proposal Final Judgment and the Competitive Impact Statement in certain newspapers at least sixty (60) days prior to entry of the proposed Final Judgment. The notice will inform members of the public that they may submit comments about the proposed Final Judgment to the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (see 15 U.S.C. 16(b)-(c)).

3. During the sixty-day period, the United States will consider, and at the close of that period respond to, any comments that it has received, and it will publish the comments and the United States' responses in the Federal Register.

4. After the expiration of the sixty-day period, the United States will file with the Court the comments and the United States' responses, and it may ask the Court to enter the proposed Final Judgment (unless the United States has decided to withdraw its consent to entry of the Final Judgment, as permitted by paragraph 3 of the Stipulation, see 15 U.S.C. 16(d)).

5. If the United States requests that the Court enter the proposed Final Judgment after compliance with the APPA, 15 U.S.C. 16(e)-(f), then the Court may enter the Final Judgment without a hearing, provided that it concludes that the Final Judgment is in the public interest.



Dated: September 24, 2010 Respectfully submitted,

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:


   _______________/s/________________
Ryan Struve, Esq.
Attorney
Networks & Technology Section
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 7100
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 307-6200
Fax: (202) 616-8544
Email: ryan.struve@usdoj.gov





CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I, Ryan Struve, hereby certify that on September 24, 2010, I caused a copy of the Plaintiff United States' Explanation of Consent Decree Procedures to be served on defendants Adobe Systems, Inc., Apple, Inc., Google, Inc., Intel Corporation, Intuit, Inc., and Pixar by mailing the document via email to the duly authorized legal representatives of the defendants, as follows:

FOR DEFENDANT ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC.
Craig A. Waldman, Esq.
Jones Day
555 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 875-5765
Fax: (415) 963-6813
Email: cwaldman@jonesday.com

FOR DEFENDANT APPLE INC.
Richard Parker, Esq.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
1625 Eye Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 383-5380
Fax: (202) 383-5414
Email: rparker@omm.com

FOR DEFENDANT GOOGLE INC.
Mark Leddy, Esq.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 974-1570
Fax: (202) 974-1999
Email: mleddy@cgsh.com

FOR DEFENDANT INTEL CORPORATION
Leon B. Greenfield, Esq.
WilmerHale
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 663-6972
Fax: (202) 663-6363
Email: Leon.Greenfield@wilmerhale.com

FOR DEFENDANT INTUIT, INC.
Joe Sims, Esq.
Jones Day
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Telephone: (202) 879-3863
Fax: (202) 626-1700
Email: jsims@jonesday.com

FOR DEFENDANT PIXAR
Deborah A. Garza, Esq.
Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Telephone: (202) 662-5146
Fax: (202) 778-5146
Email: dgarza@cov.com



    _______________/s/________________
Ryan Struve, Esq.
Attorney
Networks & Technology Section
U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 7100
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 307-6200
Fax: (202) 616-8544
Email: ryan.struve@usdoj.gov