SFF IP Disclosures

When implementing a SFF TA  TWG specification it is important to note the possibility that it may require the use of an invention covered by patent rights. By SNIA distribution of SFF TA TWG specifications, no position is taken with respect to the validity of a claim or claims or of any patent rights in connection therewith.  All SFF TA TWG published specifications are considered SNIA Architecture and are covered by the SNIA IP Policy and as a result goes through a request for disclosure process.  The following information provides the status and results of the request for disclosures.  If a specification is not listed below then it has not been through the request for disclosure process.  Any questions should be addressed to the SNIA Technical Council Managing Director at tcmd@snia.org.

See the letter from the SNIA Secretary for additional details on this request for disclosure, including how to make a disclosure.

Active Request for Disclosures

E.g., 2022-09-26

There are no active requests for disclosures at this time.

Completed Request for Disclosures

E.g., 2022-09-26
IDsort descending Title Disclosure
SFF-8024 SFF Module Management Reference Code Tables None
SFF-8071 SFP+ 1X 0.8mm Card Edge Connector None
SFF-8086 Mini Multilane 4X 10 Gb/s Common Elements Connector None
SFF-8087 Mini Multilane 4X Unshielded Connector Shell and Plug None
SFF-8088 Mini Multilane 4X Shielded Connector Shell and Plug None
SFF-8201 2.5" Form Factor Drive Dimensions None
SFF-8301 3.5" Form Factor Drive Dimensions None
SFF-8351 3.5 " Form Factor Drive with High Density Connector None
SFF-8432 SFP+ Module and Cage TE
SFF-8436 QSFP+ 4X 10 Gb/s Pluggable Transceiver TE
SFF-8448 SAS Sideband Signal Assignments None
SFF-8449 Management Interface for SAS Shielded Cables None
SFF-8472 Management Interface for SFP+ None
SFF-8482 Serial Attachment 2X Unshielded Connector None
SFF-8486 Serial Attachment 4X Unshielded Connector None
SFF-8609 Management Interface for Drive Conditions None
SFF-8611 MiniLink 4/8X I/O Cable Assemblies Molex
SFF-8612 MiniLink 4/8X Shielded Connector Molex
SFF-8617 Mini Multilane 12X Shielded Cage/Connector (CXP) None
SFF-8630 Serial Attachment 4X Unshielded Connector None

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