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2011-05-20 $25 Million Available for Inventors

05-20-11 Louis Foreman, the producer of the Emmy Award winning PBS television show Everyday Edisons, as well as the CEO of the design firm Enventys and publisher of Inventors Digest, recently announced the launching of a $25 million Innovation Fund. Read about it on IPWatch.

2011-04-25 Inventor's Calendar

04-25-11 A public Google Calendar for the TIA is now available. The calendar shows TIA activities and other events of interest to Tennessee inventors. Contact the webmaster to add items to the calendar.

2011-04-15 SCORE Lunch and Learn

04-16-11 The Roane County Chamber of Commerce and SCORE present The Lunch and Learn Workshop Series: "How to Delight Your Customers." Thursday, May 5 Noon to 2pm at Rockwood Street Grill. Space is limited - call 865-376-5572

2011-04-14 House Judiciary Committee Amends and Approves Patent Reform Bill

04-14-11 House Judiciary Committee Amends and Approves Patent Reform Bill on April 14, 2011. The first-to-file, post-grant review, and USPTO fee provisions remain intact.

2011-03-09 US Senate passes Patent Reform Bill

03-08-11 Breaking news: The US Senate passed the Patent Reform Bill. The First to File provisions survive in the final Bill. The US House is likely to introduce a Bill this month.

2011-03-03 Senate Moves Closer to Approving Patent Reform Bill

03-03-11 Senate Moves Closer to Approving Patent Reform Bill. The first-inventor-to-file provisions are currently being argued. The other bill provisions deal with PTO funding and post-issuance review.

2011-01-13 The 2011 Design-2-Part Show in Atlanta

01-13-11 The Design-2-Part Show is scheduled for March 16 & 17 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The show is the region’s largest event for buyers of custom parts, components, services, and design.

2010-12-02 SCORE is holding a So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? workshop

12-02-10 SCORE is holding a So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? workshop on December 18 and January 15 in Knoxville. The workshop is from 10:30am to noon. Space is limited. Call 865-692-0716 to register. Unfortunately, the workshop is held at the same time as the TIA meetings those two months.

2010-12-02 SCORE announces Lunch and Learn Marketing workshop

12-02-10 SCORE announces a Lunch and Learn workshop for Prospering In Tough Economic Times: What Are Your Marketing and Stratetgic Options? on December 7 from noon to 2pm in Roane County. Call 865-376-5572 for info and reservations.

2010-11-20 SCORE is holding a So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? workshop

11-20-10 SCORE is holding a So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? workshop on November 20 in Knoxville. Space is limited. Call 865-692-0716 to register.

2010-11-11 Knox County Library is holding a demonstration of Reference USA

11-16-10 Knox County Library is holding a demonstration of Reference USA on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 1pm in West Knoxville. Call Business Reference Services at 215-8753 for more info.

2010-10-06 Bill Felknor in WSK

10-06-10 Bill Felknor the subject of a Wall Street Journal article. The WSJ article discussed Bill's licensing deal with AllStar. Bill licensed his Topsy Turvey in 2007. More than 11 million units have been sold since.

2010-09-23 IEEE Meeting

09-23-10 The IEEE East Tennessee meeting on September 23 will feature Michael "Roby" Robinson, a local patent attorney. Registration is required.

2010-09-22 Negotiation Basics

09-22-10 SCORE announces a Lunch and Learn workshop for Negotiation Basics on September 28 from noon to 2pm in Roane County. Call 865-376-5572 for info.

2010-08-25 Gizmodo eureka

08-25-10 The website Gizmodo is doing a "Eureka" series this week on inventors, invention, and genius.