As this Court has noted, intellectual property is part of “a species of intangible personal property … as opposed to tangible personal property that can be seen, felt, weighed and measured.” Corporate Catering, Inc. v. Corporate Catering, LLC, No. M1997-00230-COA-R3-CV, 2001 WL 266041, at *5 (Tenn.Ct.App. Mar.20, 2001) ( no perm. app. filed ). The law recognizes important differences between the two. For example, in Tennessee, a civil action for conversion, the wrongful appropriation of tangible property, is not recognized for the appropriation of intangible personal property. B & L Corp. v. Thomas & Thorngren, Inc., 917 S.W.2d 674, 680 (Tenn.Ct.App.1995).
Ralph v. Pipkin 183 S.W.3d 362, 368 (Tenn.Ct.App.,2005)