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Tennessee Inventors Association (TIA) Meeting Newsletters

The Tennessee Inventors Association sends a monthly newsletter to members and visitors. The newsletters contain notes on the previous meeting and information on other items of interest. Some newsletters include pdf copies of the handouts. To view these handouts, Adobe Acrobat or other pdf file reader/viewer program must me installed on your computer.

2017 Meetings

Month Meeting Description
October

October 2017 JR Charles, the CEO of ParOne TV

The October meeting will feature JR Charles, the CEO of ParOne TV. He will be talking about marketing.

September

2017 September Open Meeting

The September 23 meeting is an open meeting. One topic on the agenda is the TNInventAcon scheduled for March 21, 2018. 

August

August 2017 Ken Spafford, patent attorney

Kenneth C. Spafford, is a patent lawyer at Knox Patents in Knoxville, Tennessee.Ken Spafford, a Knoxville patent attorney, discussed provisional patent applications at the Saturday, August 26, TIA meeting. Ken discussed how inventors can protect their invention. Ken also answered many questions about patent law. Ken's presentation focused on provisional patent applications.

 

 

June

June 2017 Don Scaggs, President of Inventors Network KY

Don Scaggs, President of Inventors Network KYThe June meeting featured Don Scaggs, an inventor, entrepreneur, speaker, author, consultant, and President of Inventors Network KY, a Lexington, Kentucky, nonprofit that helps inventors and entrepreneurs through education and support services.

April

April 2017 Eddie Hanebuth of Prototyping Solutions

Eddie Hanebuth of Prototyping SolutionsThe April meeting features Eddie Hanebuth of Prototyping Solutions out of Brimingham, Alabama. Eddie will be bringing samples of 3D printed parts, a scanner, and a vast knowledge of the prototyping field. He has written 17 books. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 

March

March 2017 Open Meeting

The March 2017 TIA meeting was an open meeting were members asked questions of the group. The recent IDEACon trip was discussed.

2016 Meetings

Month Meeting Description
December

December 2016

The TIA December 2016 meeting is a week early to avoid the conflict with Christmas. This will be our annual brunch meeting. The TIA election of new officers and board members is scheduled for this December meeting. Everyone is asked to show up. It would be a shame for someone to be nominated for a position and not be there to accept it.

The ballot for the December 2016 elections is

October

October 2016 Patent Searching for Inventors

Tom Kulaga, a local patent attorney and former president of the TIA, will present Patent Searching for Inventors. In order to successfully market an invention, an inventor should have a good understanding of the marketplace. This includes knowing what others have done in the past.

September

September Paten