Once posted, all Challenges must stay on the web site to their stated deadline. The Seeker would still be responsible for the payment of any awards or success fees that would be owed. This is important as our Solvers begin working on Challenges as soon as they are posted. Pulling a Challenge in the middle of a post period would be viewed very negatively by those Solvers who had been working hard on the Challenge to solve it and would prevent the Seeker from actually finding a solution from someone working on said Challenge. Of course, in the rare situation that a major discovery or some other event makes the subject of the Challenge moot, we will certainly accommodate.
Articles in this section
- What type of verification does InnoCentive do on the winning Solver?
- What if we need to ask the Solver clarification questions before making a decision on an award?
- What if we solve the problem after the Challenge is posted?
- Can we test a submision before we agree to pay the award?
- What if we terminate the agreement in the middle of one of our postings, what happens with the Challenge and potential award?
- Can a Solver later use the information that we included in the Challenge posting?
- Why does your agreement have an audit provision?
- Why doesn't InnoCentive or the Solver warrant that the solution is patentable or novel?
- What if we see a submission or idea that did not win, but we already knew about it and later use use it? Could the Solver sue us?
- Who decides if a Solver's submission is a winner?