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., 2022-11-30

There are no active requests for disclosures at this time.

Completed Request for Disclosures

E.g., 2022-11-30
ID Titlesort descending Disclosure
SFF-8617 Mini Multilane 12X Shielded Cage/Connector (CXP) None
SFF-8086 Mini Multilane 4X 10 Gb/s Common Elements Connector None
SFF-8088 Mini Multilane 4X Shielded Connector Shell and Plug None
SFF-8087 Mini Multilane 4X Unshielded Connector Shell and Plug None
SFF-8611 MiniLink 4/8X I/O Cable Assemblies Molex
SFF-8612 MiniLink 4/8X Shielded Connector Molex
SFF-8667 Module with High Density Connector for Enclosure Applications None
SFF-TA-1032 Multi-lane External High Speed Cable System None
SFF-8639 Multifunction 6X Unshielded Connector Foxconn
SFF-TA-1021 PCIe Enclosure Compatible Form Factor (PECFF) Specification None
SFF-TA-1022 PCIe Enclosure Compatible Form Factor (PECFF) Thermal Reporting Specification None
SFF-TA-1034 Pluggable Multi-Purpose Module None
SFF-TA-1002 Protocol Agnostic Multi-Lane High Speed Connector Amphenol , TE
SFF-8663 QSFP+ 28 Gb/s Cage (Style A) None
SFF-8436 QSFP+ 4X 10 Gb/s Pluggable Transceiver TE
SFF-8662 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style A) None
SFF-8672 QSFP+ 4X 28 Gb/s Connector (Style B) None
SFF-8682 QSFP+ 4X Connector None
SFF-8679 QSFP+ 4X Hardware and Electrical Specification None
SFF-8661 QSFP+ 4X Module None