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Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) News Ticker

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.

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