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Problem

Patexia seeks prior art for US Patent 6,504,764 (US ‘764), which allegedly describes a nonvolatile memory system (e.g., flash memory) with a buffer memory component and a controller, which verifies the data after each write operation and repeats the write operation if the verification fails.

Questions

  1. Was the reference filed or published before February 16, 1998? (True/False)
  2. Does the reference describe a memory system which includes a nonvolatile memory, a buffer memory, and a controller? (30 points)
  3. Is the controller capable of sending commands to the nonvolatile memory, which trigger the writing of data stored in the buffer memory to the nonvolatile memory? (30 points)
  4. When the steps described in Question 3 have been performed, is there a process which verifies that the data in the buffer was in fact written to the nonvolatile memory, and which repeats the write process if this verification fails? (40 points)
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Questions

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1Was the reference filed or published before February 16, 1998? T/F
2Does the reference describe a memory system which includes a nonvolatile memory, a buffer memory, and a controller? 30
3Is the controller capable of sending commands to the nonvolatile memory, which trigger the writing of data stored in the buffer memory to the nonvolatile memory? 30
4When the steps described in Question 3 have been performed, is there a process which verifies that the data in the buffer was in fact written to the nonvolatile memory, and which repeats the write process if this verification fails? 40

Additional Notes

Prior Art Search

This is a Prior Art Search contest aimed at determining if a patent idea was known and publicly available before a patent was filed.

This contest will close on Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST.

This contest is subject to modified prize distribution awards:

  • the top 2 submissions will be designated as winners and receive $5,000 each
  • the next scored 2 submission will be designated as winners and receive receive $1,000 each
  • the next scored submissions (to a maximum of 10) will be designated as runner-ups and receive a minimum of $300 each

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