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Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) News Ticker

2013-10-14 7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

10-14-13 7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney identifies things every inventor should consider when looking for a patent attorney.

2013-03-16 First to file effective date

03-16-13 The First to File provisions of the America Invents Act take effect today. Starting now, if anyone wants patent protection, a patent application must be filed before any public use or any offer to sell a product embodying the invention.

2013-03-01 Patent Law warning

03-01-12 Important Notice: Inventors, if there is any public use of your invention or if you have tried to sell any products, you must file a patent application by March 15, 2013, if you wish to get patent protection. Otherwise, your invention will be dedicated to the public domain.

2013-02-08 Patent News in KnoxNews

02-08-13 The Knoxville News Sentinel wrote an article on the upcoming change to a first-to-file patent system. Inventors wanting patent protection need to read this.

2013-02-05 Pin High Pro Kickstarter

02-05-13 TIA President Carl Papa is now on Kickstarter with his Pocket PHP. He has a $10,000 goal for the funding site.

2013-01-23 Patent Reform video

01-23-13 For a light-hearted video explaining the First-to-File patent laws that take effect on March 16, watch this YouTube video.

2012-11-12 Davidson spam

11-12-12 For the past week, my website has been inundated with SPAM from Davidson, an invention submission company out of Pittsburg, PA. It is never a good idea to do business with a SPAMMER.

2012-11-01 Oak Ridge Public Library display

11-01-12 The Tennessee Inventors Association has a display at the Oak Ridge Public Library. The display will be shown for the full month of November 2012.

2012-10-26 Igor Alexeff

10-25-12 It is with great sadness that I report that Igor Alexeff passed away early Thursday morning, October 25, 2012. Igor was a prolific inventor with 20 patents. Anne and family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm, Monday, October 29, at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. The service will be held at 8pm. Directions to Weatherford Mortuary.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ALS Foundation.

2012-10-11 USPTO Survey

10-11-12 The USPTO is asking members of the public to take a brief survey to help the PTO make the PTO website more useful.

2012-10-02 Inc. Mag. Sell your idea to anyone

10-02-12 Inc. Magazine published an article of interest to inventors. Sell Your Idea to Anyone.

2012-09-18 SBIR/STTR Workshop

09-18-12 Workshop at Tech 2020 from 9am to 3:30pm on September 18, 2012, for the SBIR and STTR programs offered by the Center for Industrial Services, a service of the University of Tennessee.

2012-09-10 Telebrands

09-10-12 Telebrands is the company behind As Seen On TV. Watch their inventor's YouTube video.

2012-09-05 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation

09-05-12 The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation was recently renamed. The award is for technological innovations that improve the lives of impoverished people in the developing world.

2012-08-14 Carbon Fiber for Dummies

08-14-12 Carbon Fiber for Dummies is the VALUE Series lunch program for August. The program will be held from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Joyce Conference Room at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce.