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Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) News Ticker

2015-05-05 USPTO in Nashville

05-05-2015 The USPTO is scheduled to be in Nashville on June 1, 2015. The USPTO has a program to support low-income inventors in getting their patent applications filed. More details to come.

2015-04-29 UTRF for 06-02

04-29-2015 The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is offering OPPORTUNITY NOW. It is a program covering an idea to market analysis. June 2, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm. See the brochure.


03-18-2015 Left Field Pictures is casting Tennessee inventors for a new reality series that focuses on inventors.For more information e-mail

2015-03-12 All-American Makers

03-12-2015 The Science Channel's new hit show, All-American Makers, is casting for Season Two. UIA board member Matt Nuccio is an acting consultant and on-air personality for the program. If you have a product or know of any inventors that would be interested in submitting their patented ideas please visit and mention "Matt Nuccio."

2015-03-05 SCORE SBA Financing

03-05-2015 SCORE is offering a Financing Your Business the SBA Way seminar on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Cedar Bluff Branch Knox County Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive NW, Knoxville, TN 37923. The training covers these SBA loan items: 1) Which loan program meets a specific entrepreneurial need, 2) The 5 C's of credit, and 3) An overview of SBA's actual loan programs.

2014-12-06 SCORE and SBA Financing

12-06-14 SCORE-Knox is offering a seminar: Financing Your Business the SBA Way on Saturday, December 6 at the Cedar Bluff Branch of the Knox County Library.

2014-11-18 Tote-A-Boat

11-18-2014 TIA member Joseph Angelini's invention for the Tote-a-Boat was featured on Billy Bob's Gags to Riches show on the Discovery Channel. Although not a clip from the show, Joseph has a video of his Tote Boat.

2014-09-10 SCORE Financing Your Business

09-10-14 SCORE Knoxville is offering a workshop on Financing Your Business the SBA Way on September 13, 2014 at Cedar Bluff Branch Knox County Library.

2014-08-21 Advanced Composites Employment Accelerator

08-21-2014 Roane State Community College Advanced Composites Employment (RSCC ACE) Accelerator is enrolling now for Composites Manufacturing Classes. Tuition is free for qualified students.

2014-06-05 Kairaderm

06-05-2014 Edison Nation featured Kairaderm Wound Dressing Wrap in a recent blog. Kairaderm is the patented invention of two TIA members: Susan Plauche & Holly Shaw.

2014-05-21 UIA Licensing Expo

05-21-14 The United Inventors Association announces the 2014 Licensing Expo to be held June 17 to 19 in Las Vegas.

2014-04-13 NY Times - My Ideas, My Boss’s Property

04-13-14 The NY Times has an article about inventors who are also employees, and how some companies suck the creativity out of their inventive employees.

2014-02-11 Petition to Protect Independent Inventors

02-11-14 Edison Nation has a Petition to Protect Independent Inventors. Every inventor is asked to sign the Petition. Congress is attempting to pass the Innovation Act, which will further place independent inventors at a disadvantage as they try to market and enforce their patented products. The Innovation Act is another example of big corporations taking advantage of independent inventors.

2014-01-24 Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls

01-24-2014 Forbes posted an article, Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls, that tells how the battle against patent trolls protects the big corporations at the expense of independent inventors.

2013-10-23 EoK Pitch Competion

10-23-13 EoK is sponsoring a Pitch Competion with a $1000 prize. The Competiion is scheduled for November 5, 2013, at 5:30pm at the Market Square Stage.