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Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) News Ticker

2022-04-13 TIA in-person meetings resume

04-03-2022 In-person TIA meetings are resuming. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Karns Community Club Center at 7708 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN 37931.

2018-08-09 New Website address

08-09-2018 The TIA is moving to a new website. Check out: Tennessee Inventors Association

2018-07-17 Inventor Protection Act

07-17-2018 US Inventor, an inventor support group, has information on the current Inventor Protection Act that is being introduced in Congress. The IPA seeks to undo much of the damage that has been done with the AIA. But the effort needs public support to convince Members of Congress to Sponsor and support the proposed Bill.

2017-09-21 TNInventAcon scheduled

09-21-2017 The date for the TNInventCon is March 3, 2018. The event will be held at the Blount County Public Library in downtown Maryville from 10am to 2pm.

2017-04-20 World Patent Marketing

04-20-2017 World Patent Marketing, a Florida based patent promotion company, gets nailed! A temporary restraining order was issued against World Patent Marketing for being “an invention-promotion scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars.” The FTC charged World Patent Marketing with committing unfair and deceptive trade practices.

2017-04-10 Rise and Grind with Chris MacAdoo

04-12-2017 Rise and Grind with Chris MacAdoo is a program offered by UTRF Business Incubator on Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017, at 8:30am.

2017-02-16 Six 'What's the Big Idea' finalists announced

02-16-2017 The Knoxville News-Sentinel announced the six 'What's the Big Idea' finalists for the 2017 "What's the Big Idea 48-hour Launch" competition, which will take place Feb. 24-26.

2016-10-20 Pin High Pro blog

10-20-2016 Member Carl Papa started Pin High Pro blog, where he plans on posting about his invention and golfing issues.

2016-10-13 Martin Skinner Obit

Martin Skinner10-12-2016 It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Martin Skinner. Martin was one of the founders of the TIA. He invented and received a patent for his Koil Kaddy invention. He will be missed.

2016-09-06 Huff Post Start a Biz

09-06-2016 Huffington Post: 5 Signs You Should Stop Talking and Just Start Your Own Business, Already. The most successful inventors are those that recognize that they need to build a business.

2016-06-22 Bruce Hayes

06-22-2016 Bruce Hayes was promoted to executive director for the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) in Knoxville.

2016-05-13 SCORE: Starting your on business

05-21-2016 SCORE offers a Starting Your Own Business seminar at Roane State Community College Knoxville Campus on May 21 from 10 to noon. Register now for the $20 seminar.

2016-02-27 Ideacon 2016

02-27-2016 IDEAcon2016 is happening in Nashville on March 5. Visit for more info.

2015-10-06 Bill Felkner

10-03-2015 Bill Felknor, a local inventor, passed away today. Bill invented the Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato grower. He spoke to the TIA in 2009 with a fascinating presentation.

2015-05-08 Launch TN SBIR Workshop

05-08-2015 Launch TN is hosting a series of SBIR/STTR workshops in May. The Knoxville date is May 8, at the UT Conference Center.