Patent Patrol: 30 July 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a pillow, a pharmaceutical cap, and more…
Jul 30, 2014 10:36 AM
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Nashville to get AT&T's 'ultra-fast' Internet

All-fiber GigaPower network promises 1 gigabit speed
Jul 28, 2014 9:30 AM

VU tech transfer center sets record for licensing agreements

Vanderbilt University announced today its Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization signed a record 101 licensing agreements with industry partners in fiscal year 2013-14.

Many of the transactions were in medical diagnostics, health care information technology, pharmaceutics, oncology and biotechnology.

“In my nearly 20-year history in academic technology commercialization, I have not worked anywhere where we even came close to this level of deal flow,” Alan Bentley (pictured), assistant vice chancellor of technology transfer and intellectual property protection in the CTTC, said in a release.

Six start-up companies based on Vanderbilt inventions were launched in FY 2014.

Read more here.

Jul 24, 2014 10:52 AM

Patent Patrol: 23 July 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a bottle, a medical screwdriver, and more…
Jul 23, 2014 12:37 PM

10-digit dialing, new area code arrive in early 2015

629 area code will overlay 615
Jul 22, 2014 12:30 PM

Patent Patrol: 16 July 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a mirror bracket, a spare tire carrier, and more…
Jul 16, 2014 12:47 PM

Patent Patrol: 9 July 2014

In this week’s batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: a bottle, a guitar with a double carve sound board, and more…
Jul 9, 2014 11:57 AM

Patent Patrol: 2 July 2014

In this week’s batch of IP issued to Tennessee residents and companies: a tire sidewall, a pet treat, an airbag device, and more…
Jul 2, 2014 2:15 PM

American Colors to invest $3.7M in Gallatin facility

American Colors Inc. will will invest $3.7 million to build a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing and research facility in the Gallatin Industrial Center to support growth at the company’s existing Lebanon location, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today.

In the process, American Colors will create 31 jobs in Sumner County. The company expects the new facility to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2015. The Gallatin facility will produce products for the composites, coatings, plastics and agricultural industries and will include a research lab housing chemists and technicians. American Colors is a manufacturer of liquid pigment systems and intermediates.

“Incumbent industry expansions are an essential element to help spur job creation in our state, and with nearly 45,000 Tennesseans employed within the chemicals and plastics sector, I am pleased to see American Colors add to that number,” ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty said in a release. “I appreciate the company’s continued confidence in our state’s qualified workforce and for choosing to further invest in Tennessee.”

James Oram Wible, American Colors president and CEO, said the company's increased business and additional opportunities have required an increased production capacity in Tennessee.

“We look forward to creating a state-of-the-art facility in order to continue to provide superior colorants and dispersions to the composites and coatings industries,” Wible said.

In addition to its Tennessee facilities, American Colors has manufacturing locations in Sandusky, Ohio, and Shanghai, China.

Jul 2, 2014 1:49 PM

'This space was exactly what we had been looking for'

ForceX president discusses looming move to The Sheds on Charlotte
Jul 1, 2014 10:00 PM