Patexia Contest




Patexia is looking for descriptions of a method for wirelessly transferring data directly from one phone to another phone, that can operate without any Internet access.

Submitted documents describing this system must be:

  • in the public domain before 01/01/2013
  • any patents submitted (including US patents) must have been published before 01/01/2013
  • US patents filed before the date, but whose applications were not published until after, will not be considered

The entire submission must describe a method where:

  • data is copied from one mobile device and then wireless transferred to another mobile device
  • the wireless transfer is directly from device to device such that: (1) no 3rd party server or computer is used and (2) the data is never transferred across the Internet
  • the wireless transfer can occur between devices regardless of their platform or operating system (e.g. Blackberry to iOS, iOS to Android, etc)
  • the wireless transfer can occur regardless of the size of the data being sent

This contest is for a prior art search in the context of transferring data at a retail location when a customer purchases a new phone and wishes to transfer all data from their old phone to their newly purchased device.

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1Is the reference either a US patent published, a foreign patent published, or a non-patent document published before January 1st, 2013? T/F
2Is the reference generally about wirelessly transferring content directly from one mobile phone to another mobile phone? T/F
3Does the reference further show that the transfer occurs over Wi-Fi or a WLAN without transferring the content over the Internet? 10
4(3a) Does the reference further show that this wireless transfer is made directly from device to device, (1) without the need of a third-party server or computer (e.g., without accessing Cloud storage), and (2) without the transfer of the content over the Internet? 50
5(3b) Does the reference further show that this wireless transfer can occur regardless of the platform or OS of the mobile device? 20
6(3c) Does the reference further show that there are no data size limitations on the wireless transfer? 20

Additional Notes

Prior Art Search

This is a Prior Art Search contest aimed at determining if a patent idea was known and publicly available before a patent was filed.

+5 bonus points will be awarded for non-patent literature and for foreign language references.

This contest will close on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Please review the Contest Rules. For more information on how to submit to this Contest type, please read the Intro to Prior Art Search page.