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Patexia seeks prior art regarding the serial ATA specification.
Three documents are requested:
- a presentation from the Intel Developer Forum, Fall 2001 that describes the final serial ATA specification
- the final serial ATA 1.0 specification from August 2001 that was publicly available on May 2002 or earlier
- the final serial ATA 1.0 specification from April 2002 that was publicly available on May 2002 or earlier
The final specifications may include revisions to the SATA 1.0 specification, as long as they include the final specifications from either August 2001 or April 2002, and the document describing those versions was publicly available on May 2002 or earlier.
Do not post any confidential information on this website. Confidential documentation or documents not otherwise publicly available will be immediately disqualified and will not be considered.
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|1||Is one of the submitted references a presentation from the Intel Developer Forum, Fall 2001 that details the final serial ATA 1.0 specification?||T/F|
|2||Is one of the submitted references a final serial ATA 1.0 specification released on August 2001 that was publicly available on May 2002 or earlier?||T/F|
|3||Is one of the submitted references a final serial ATA 1.0 specification released on April 2002 that was publicly available on May 2002 or earlier?||T/F|
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 Sunday, December 21st, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST and is subject to modified prize distribution awards:
- the earliest submission of each requested and not otherwise submitted document will be designated as a winner and receive $500 per qualified document
- All work must be original and prepared by a single author
- Maximum of one entry per person allowed
- Maximum length of 1,500 words
- Entries must be in English
- Ideas should be clearly expressed at a college-educated, non-expert level
- All submissions are subject to Patexia's contest legal terms
- Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from the contest
- Serial ATA Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Revision 1.0 (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/serial-ata/serial-ata-ahci-spec-rev1_0.html)
- Serial ATA: High Speed Serialized AT Attachment. Revision 1.0a. 7-January-2003.