The Contest Guide

Welcome to Patexia's Contest platform. If you are getting started on your first contest, or just want to review the submission process here is an overview of everything you need to know.

Here's the deal:

  • We create the contests and post questions that explain what we’re looking for.
  • You do the research and find references including journal articles, patents, or even product catalogues that answer the questions.
  • Submit a winning reference and we’ll send some cash your way!

This guide will take you through the process step by step.

The Patexia. Contest Guide

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A Few Final Points

How do I discover new Contests to participate in?

We offer multiple ways to discover new Contests we’ve posted. You can view the full list, subscribe to our weekly email notification, follow interest groups to receive tailored email notifications,  or simply subscribe to the RSS feed.

Can you give me some tips on how to find my references?

From successful contestants we’ve gathered some tips that have worked well including: build your search using concepts from the questions, use the filing or publication date to filter your results, and make sure you’ve covering all the questions. Check out some more tips here.

I have a few more questions, can you help?

We’re always available via our contact form or if that’s not quick enough, we have a FAQ ready for you as well. You can even post a question directly under a contest’s “Discussions” tab. Let us know how we can help!



Still have questions? Check out these educational roadmaps: