The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)
In many legal matters, specifically patent litigation, determining and authenticating the date of computer hardware or other electronic products or components is often key to establishing the item as legitimate evidence of prior art. Such evidence can be used to buttress claims of technologies available or of events transpiring by or at a particular date.
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"Technology Corner: Dating of Electronic Hardware for Prior Art Investigations,"
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 7
, Article 7.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/jdfsl/vol7/iss1/7