Students of the College of Law will soon be able to practice trademark law before the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office. UT is one of only forty-seven law schools chosen to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.
The UT Research Foundation has announced the formation of a new business plan competition called Tennessee Venture Challenge. TVC is open to start-up companies engaged in commercializing intellectual property created at UT. Finalists will have a chance to win a share of the $25,000 in cash. The competition begins in April of next year.
A newly formed alliance of organizations from sixteen East Tennessee counties, led by the University of Tennessee Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will host a meeting Thursday, December 15, for budding entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors interested in creating businesses and jobs in the area.