RE: sFlow - AMD Patent Issues

From: Peter Phaal <>
Date: 07/15/05
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I had a quick glance at the AMD patent and it doesn't seem relevant to
sFlow. It appears to cover a form of distributed switching. It's a little
surprising that the patent was granted since the technique has been around a
while, for example see section 2.7 "Intervention Mode" in this data sheet
from Galileo Technologies from 1996:


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 1:44 PM
Subject: [sFlow] sFlow - AMD Patent Issues

It has come to my attention that AMD is asserting patent 6,151,316
against sFlow implementers. Does anyone have any information about

/Thanks for your time
Received on Fri Jul 15 17:11:58 2005

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