By signing the Challenge Specific Agreement, the Solver is prohibited from using or disclosing any information at any time that he or she obtains from the Project Room. The only exception is Challenge information in the public domain, or which was publicly known or available at the date they sign the Challenge Specific Agreement. The Solvers whose submissions are rejected get their IP returned to them and are free to do as they wish with their IP as it relates to other InnoCentive Challenges under the aforementioned conditions of Challenge confidentiality.
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?