Response from M-Systems
David.Woodhouse at mvhi.com
Fri Jul 9 18:55:01 EDT 1999
jgg at deltatee.com said:
> I'm not sure you can actually patent and enforce the software side of
> a hardware interface. Ie if we write a driver that does the proper
> sequence to page, write and erase their chip they cannot take action
> agaist us, unless perhaps that sequence involved lots more software
> control that the AMD flash chips do.
That I suppose I'd agree with - although I would like to get NFTL working too,
which is a different matter.
> Can you dig up the patents they actually hold on their FTL and on
> their hardware interface?
http://www.patents.ibm.com/ and search for "M-Systems". I can't see NFTL, just
FTL, which is a moot point because it's already done. There's some stuff on
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