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Problem

Patexia seeks prior art for US Patent 8,437,797 (US ‘797) which allegedly describes a method/system of distributing photographic images between two mobile devices, with a focus on claims 1 through 8. In such a system, an image capturing mobile device has a processor, a wireless transmitter, and a wireless receiver, and is paired with a receiving mobile device.

This image capturing mobile device:

  • has its processor that receives the photographic images
  • wirelessly receives transfer criteria from another receiving mobile device
  • filters the photographic images based on the transfer criteria
  • wirelessly transmits the filtered photographic images to the receiving device

An overview of the relationship between the two mobile devices
Figure. An overview of the relationship between the two mobile devices

As claimed by the patent, the transfer criteria of the image capturing device includes:

  • the geographic location of the image capturing mobile device
  • the subject identification of the filtered photographic images
  • the geographic location of the filtered photographic images
An overview of the Transfer Criteria
Figure. An overview of the Transfer Criteria

As claimed by the patent, the image capturing device and the receiving device can be selectively paired with each other based upon:

  • the geographic locations of the devices
  • the affinity group of the receiving mobile device
  • the subject identification of the filtered photographic images


Figure. An overview of the Pairing Criteria

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Questions

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1Was the reference filed or published before August 8th, 2008? T/F
2Does the reference describe a mobile device with a wireless transmitter and receiver that can capture images? 5
3Is this image capturing mobile device able to: have a processor receive several photographic images, wirelessly receive transfer criteria from a receiving mobile device, have a processor selectively filter the several images based on the transfer criteria, and wireless transmit the selectively filtered images to the receiving mobile device? 18
4Can the received transfer criteria be: the geographic location of the image capturing mobile device? 12
5Can the received transfer criteria be: the identified subject of the respective photographic image? 12
6Can the received transfer criteria be: the geographic location associated with the respective photographic image? 12
7Will the wireless transfer of images only occur when the two mobile devices (the image capturing and the receiving one) are selectively paired based upon predefined criteria? 5
8Can the two mobile devices be selectively paired together based upon: their geographic location? 12
9Can the two mobile devices be selectively paired together based upon: the subject identification of the filtered photographic images? 12
10Can the two mobile devices be selectively paired together based upon: an affinity group associated with the receiving mobile device? 12

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