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Operation Gratitude: Letters to Our Troops!
Please join PTOS and USPTO Military Association (UMA) for a coffee break and letter writing session!

Thank our military and show our support for all their hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

Where: Across from Innovative Grounds (East side of Madison Concourse)

When: December 12th 9:00-10:00 AM*

Light refreshments will be served.

For questions contact: Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov) or

Amber Ostrup (UMA@uspto.gov)

*If you are unable to make the coffee break, but would still like to write a letter or two please contact us and we will make it happen for you.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS presents:

 

Biergarten on Lamar

German beer garden serving beer, sausages and sandwiches

 

 

Happy Hour  5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 12

 

-one free drink for members

-new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

For more information contact Xi Wang at xi.wang@uspto.gov

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee 

“Beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonialization and ending many decades
later in 1989, Pachinko is the epic saga of a Korean family told over four generations.
The family’s story starts with Hoonie, a young Korean man born with physical deformities,
but whose destiny comes from his inner strength and kindness. Hoonie’s daughter, rather
than bring shame on her family, leaves their homeland for Japan, where her children and
grandchildren will be born and raised; yet prejudice against their Korean heritage will
prevent them from ever feeling at home. In Pachinko, Min Jin Lee says much about success
and suffering, prejudice and tradition, but the novel never bogs down and only becomes
richer, like a sauce left simmering hour after hour. Lee’s exceptional story of one family
is the story of many of the world’s people. They ask only for the chance to belong somewhere
and to be judged by their hearts and actions rather than by ideas of blood traits and bad
seeds.” --Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review


January 16, 2018 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 7D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

2018 Call for Nominations

The Patent and Trademark Office Society Election Committee will be accepting nominations for candidates seeking to serve on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS as an officer or a representative.

 

Nominating petitions will be available and accepted by the Election Committee from November 27 – December 15, 2017

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

Technology Center Representatives: Two (2) from each TC (1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700) for a total of sixteen (16)

At-large Representatives – 10

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM Representative – 1

PTAB Representative – 1

Trademarks Representatives – 2

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs – 1

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified - 1

 

Interested parties should visit the Election Committee section of the P.T.O.S. website

(http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_election.html) to obtain a nominating petition, and for additional information regarding electronic submission of petitions. Completed nominating petitions may be emailed to robert.fuller@uspto.gov or hand-delivered to one of the locations listed below by 3:00PM on December 15, 2017.

 

Robert Fuller                      x2-6300                KNX 2C05

Renee Luebke                   x2-2009                JEF 10A11

 

Voting will take place from January 9-11, 2018.  Voting will take place online via the PTOS e-vote system.

Announcements

PTOS

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

AT GORDON BIERSCH

 

December 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

900 F St NW Washington, DC 20004

 

One Block from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro

 

Limited Amount of Free drinks and light appetizers for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee Contact Robert Hodge, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or David Lotter with Questions

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS Holiday party

Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake Street
Thursday, December 7, 4-7pm


Let's toast to a happy new year and a good ski season at Blake Street Tavern!  Sign in, or sign up, with Emily for your drink ticket.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

Nutcracker Holiday Reception and Performance at the Embassy of Russia

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. Washington DC


On December 18, 1892, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Ballet premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg Russia.  Tonight, you will enjoy highlights of this famous work of art and many other Russian traditions in a special evening at the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

The holiday season arrives and tonight, we combine it with the majesty of Moscow and the charm of St. Petersburg when it comes alive in one of the largest and lavish embassies in Washington D.C.
Tonight, ring celebrate the holidays on Russian soil without ever getting on a plane as we you bring the Russian food, drink, live music, dance, diplomats, art  - and a special appearance by Russia’s Santa Claus – otherwise known as Father Frost!

Portions for tonight’s proceeds will benefit Podari.Life and their fight against childhood cancer. (See below and http://www.podari.life/)

Featuring:

1)     RUSSIAN FOOD: 
With several dishes being prepared directly from the embassy’s chefs, we will experience exquisite Russian delicacies as found in some of the finest restaurants and cafes in all of St. Petersburg.  Be on the looking for post diner Russian chocolates and other holiday treats! 

2) RUSSIAN BAR INCLUDING VODKA:

Partake in a full evening of an open bar consisting of the of the finest regional wines and beers found throughout Russia!  Includes a tasting of multiple brands of Russian vodka! 

3)  DIPLOMATIC GREETING:
 Hear from diplomats and mingle with members of the embassy.

4)  LIVE NUTCRACKER AND HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE:
Taking place in the Grand Ballroom, tonight we will present you with several opportunities to enjoy the music, dance and other holiday traditions commonly found in the smallest towns and largest cities throughout all of Russia.
     (A)   “The Nutcracker”
Tonight, in a special performance, we will experience the talents of the Kirov Academy of Ballet (DC) in an exclusive rendition of “The Nutcracker”!    Retelling the story of Clara and her present from Drosselmeyer her godfather - a beautiful and magical nutcracker.  During the story, when the entire household went to sleep, her nutcracker came alive and brought to Clara a magical world of dance!  We will marvel at 30 minutes of highlights during their special performance.
    (B)    Father Frost:
Tonight, meet Ded Moroz – otherwise known as Father Frost – as well as his granddaughter Snow Maiden. They will perform a special musical performance as we learn their story and important to Russian children during the holiday season
      (C)    Russian Caroling:

A special group of Russian carolers will entertain us with the music and tunes heard for centuries on the snow filled streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

5)     CHARITY:
Proceeds of every ticket goes to benefit Podari.Life. Podari.Life is the sister charity to the Russia-based "Podari Zhizn" and UK-based "Gift of Life".  This public charity based in Russia's capital city of Moscow, provides medications and medical equipment to many hospitals in Russia, promotes and organizes blood drives and develops volunteer networks countrywide.  For more information, visit http://www.podari.life/about-us/ .
 

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

PRICE:  $65 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Dec 1st @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Dress code: Business Attire. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited


Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

PAINT & WINE

Where: The Shoe

Date:     November 30, 2017 (Thursday)

Time:     4pm – 6pm

 

Come and bring your artistic talent to create a master piece of your own to keep or gift away during this holiday season.  

Actually picture is TBD and will be California themed.

 

For PTOS members only, non-members can sign up at event.

 

Click on the link below to sign up.   Space are limited.  First come first serve.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uSPkHK-pYE7Unoh8Hfk9xCJAa-pinKA3TpuunFEN7wA/edit?ts=59fbaa67

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong or Katelin Kloberg.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2018 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR Pittsburgh, PA May 13-18, 2018

Each year, the PTOS provides judges for this event as a public relations gesture, to promote knowledge of patents, and encourage innovation and scientific progress by today’s youth.

Detailed information and an application form to be a JUDGE at this year’s INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html
Additional forms are available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN  571-272-4143

Applications to be an INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR JUDGE must be turned in to JULIE ANNE WATKO or ALAN CHEN by:
NOON on JANUARY 12, 2018

The categories for which judges will be selected are:
BIOCHEMISTRY, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION, MEDICINE & HEALTH, MICROBIOLOGY, AND PHYSICS

The judging team selected will represent the PTOS.  The judges will choose one Grand Award winner, and several First Place award winners from over 1700 finalist entries originating from over 75 nations worldwide.  Each selected judge will gain experience by organizing volunteers for regional science fairs judged by PTOS.
Dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent & Trademark Systems

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Hard Rock Café

2211 N Houston St

Dallas, TX 75219

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Thursday, November 9th

 

 

- one free drink for members

-  new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy hour at

BISTRO EIGHTEEN90

Monday

November 20th 2017

5-7 PM

Inside the Holiday Inn

2460 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Please contact Rob Hodge -x22097 with any questions.

Announcements

PTOS - DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, November 9th - 4:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Atwater Brewery

237 Joseph Campau Ave

Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last. Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Centennial Giveaway!
Commemorate the PTOS 100 year anniversary with a portfolio, umbrella, or fleece blanket!

Fill out the following form to pick your giveaway (one item per member).

https://goo.gl/forms/tzBxo76BI3OZYH7r1

Item selection deadline is December 1, 2017.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Eisenberg (0-5879)

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Fall Sweep Collection Drive Wednesday November 8th, 2017:

 

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some Fall cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Spring Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Wednesday November 8th, 2017, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

 

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

 

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

Direct questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/

 

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Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

The Crafty Irishman

1800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, Oct 30th

 

- one free drink for members

- new members can sign-up at the event

 

For more information contact: joseph.finan@uspto.gov

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****DENVER OFFICE****

November Happy Hour

Great Divide 
2201 Arapahoe Street
Wednesday, November 8
5-7 pm
 
Take a quick 4 block walk for a drink with our fellow coworkers.  PTOS members receive a free drink, sign up available at the brewery!

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x7-4387

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"A Brave Vessel" by Hobson Woodward 

“Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter of the past that offers a window on the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works. In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail for the New World aboard the Sea Venture, only to wreck on the shores of Bermuda. Strachey's meticulous account of the tragedy, the castaways' time in Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown, remains among the most vivid writings of the early colonial period. Though Strachey had literary aspirations, only in the hands of another William would his tale make history as The Tempest-a fascinating connection across time and literature that Hobson Woodward brings vividly to life” (Amazon).

November 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 3D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

PTOS -DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, October 26th – 4:00pm –7:00pm

Andrews On the Corner -201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions. david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements
PTOS Happy Hour Port City Brewing Co.
October 23rd
5:00-7:00 pm

Port City Brewing Company
3950 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA  22304

One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.
Bring your PTOS membership card.
You can sign up for membership at the event.

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh.


Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

GAMES and WHINES night

Where: Academy room

Date:     October 24, 2017 (Tuesday)

Time:     4pm – 7pm

 

Come join us in a fun night with karaoke, video games, card games, and nerf games.

Plenty of wine and beer for PTOS members;

non-members can sign up at event.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo or Eric Yoon

 

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Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

GREAT AMERICA HAUNT

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

https://www.cagreatamerica.com/play/haunt

 

General Ticket and Parking is valid for

Friday-Sunday

Sept 22-Oct 29

7pm-1am

 

Members             $20

Non-Members    $35

 

Join the PTO group on Friday Oct. 27 (7pm) at the carousel,

or spend frightening times with your friend and family on any available days.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong or Jonathan Kuo

Announcements

PTOS DISTILLERY TOUR

 

Join PTOS for a tour and tasting of locally crafted spirits at One Eight Distilling

 

When:  Friday, November 17, 2017 6pm

Where: One Eight Distilling

                1135 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

                (Nearest Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U on the Red Line)

Details: $25 per person, which includes a private tour of the distillery, a tasting of 3 spirits, and a cocktail from the distillery’s bar.

Must be a PTOS Member to attend.

 

If you are interested, you must register for the event by Friday, November 10.

 

To confirm your spot, email Catherine Kelly at Catherine.Kelly@USPTO.GOV.  Payment is due to reserve your spot

 

Please direct any questions to Catherine Kelly at Catherine.Kelly@USPTO.GOV or 571-270-3660.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS Woodworking Event

Wednesday, November 15, 5 - 7pm

$30 Woodworking Project

Come make holiday presents with PTOS at I Made It Workshop! Choose from an all hardwood cutting board (12 in x 16 in), wine rack, or Colorado state flag. Each are $30 to PTOS members. Every attendee gets a sweet PTOS apron! Please RSVP by paying Emily by noon on November 1. Please choose a project at this time. Space limited to 25 attendees.

I Made It Workshop is at 617 22nd Street.

Post woodworking drinks at Woods Boss Brewing across the street.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

PTOS, APANET, WiSE, SPECO invite all to join us for a Halloween Movie Night & Children’s Costume Contest!

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, outside of the USPTO Alexandria campus, at Dulany Gardens (rain location: Madison Auditorium)

6:15 PM – Costume Contest for children under age 10

6:30 PM – Movie featuring Lego Batman

 

-Feel free to bring along a picnic dinner to enjoy during the event. -Light refreshments will be available to PTOS, APANET, WiSE, & SPECO Members while supplies last.

 

For more info, contact:

PTOS - Robert Hodge

PTOS - Seahvosh Nikmanesh

 

APANET - Angela Nguyen

APANET - Aimee Li

 

WiSE – Elizabeth Dougherty

WiSE -  Judy Grundy

 

SPECO-Peter-Anthony Pappas

SPECO-Elizabeth Dougherty

Announcements

Dallas Fiscal Year Celebration!

 

Kung Fu Saloon

2911 Routh Street

Dallas, TX 75201

 

5 – 7 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

Gaming, Asian-themed food & a Skee-ball tournament!

 Win a trophy and bragging rights for the next year!

Come let off the stress of the old fiscal year and welcome the new one!

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

(All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible!)

 

For information contact: joseph.finan@uspto.gov or

luther.behringer2@uspto.gov

Announcements

October 4 – A 1 hour PTOS film event

Discovering Short Movies

Learn about the process of making short films from 2 talented film makers

Julia Myers and Day Al-Mohamed are showing two historical shorts exploring the perceptions of disability during the Civil War.

There will be two 20 minute shorts and a Q&A

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm

Jefferson Conference Room (1st floor just past security)

Admission is free. 

Contact: David Lotter for a detailed flyer about the movies and/or questions.

Announcements

This event has been ***CANCELLED***

PTOS Happy Hour

San Antonio Bar & Grill

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

4-7 PM

 

 

Announcements

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Ambassador

When: Thur, Sept 28, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2109 E Street NW, Wash D.C.

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Join the ambassador and his diplomats with your fellow Young Professionals as we step onto foreign soil to sample a country rich in culture and history.

Meet the ambassador from Bosnia Herzegovina, His Excellency Haris Hrle. He will personally welcome you to the embassy and provide a special greeting about his country and what it has to offer.

Featuring:  Meeting the Ambassador
  Enjoy a heavy buffet of native Bosnian Herzegovinian food
  Enjoy a sampling of traditional Bosnian drinks

  Bosnian Sudjuk [smoked sausage] and cheese

  Bosanske lepinje punjene mladim sirom
  Bosnian bread stuffed w/soft cheese

  Burek
  Fillo pastry stuffed w/ground Beef

  Pita Krompirusa
  Traditional Bosnian Pie with Potatoes

  Jagnjeci Raznjici-LambKebab

  Cvapcici—Ajvar
  Ground Beef petit sausage Grilled and served w/roasted red peppers

  File od pastrmke na grilu sa limunom I persunom
  Grilled Trout fillets with lemon and Parsley

  Zapeceni Patlidjan
  Roasted Eggplant baked with eggs and Heavy Cream

  Salata od Zutih Mahuna sa belim grahom I paradajzom
  Yellow string Beans, White Beans, sliced Tomato Salad

  Dessert:
  Baklava--Tufahije

  Drinks: Enjoy a sampling of traditional Bosnian Herzegovinian libations including wine, beer, and other non alcoholic drinks


Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

PRICE:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Sept 26th @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Dress code: Business Attire. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited

Announcements

PTOS Happy New Fiscal Year

 

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:00-8:00 PM

Madison Auditorium

 

During the Happy Hour there will be a showing of a movie.

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

This event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee.

Please contact Seah Nikmanesh, Dave Lotter or Rob Hodge with questions.

Announcements

Kids and Chemistry Information Sessions

Please join us for coffee and to learn more about Kids and Chemistry.
Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help children learn more about science.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 3D44)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 8D44)

No experience necessary.
PTOS Membership Required
Other time available with prior SPE approval.

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chairs: Curtis.Mayes@uspto.gov or Susannah.Chung@uspto.gov.

Announcements

Kids and Chemistry Information Sessions

Please join us for coffee and to learn more about Kids and Chemistry.
Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help children learn more about science.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 3D44)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 8D44)

No experience necessary.
PTOS Membership Required
Other time available with prior SPE approval.

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chairs: Curtis.Mayes@uspto.gov or Susannah.Chung@uspto.gov.

Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks Series

 

Talk #5: Life Insurance: A Versatile Tool

Many people view Life Insurance as a product to protect their family in the event they are gone. While this is a primary reason, it's not the only one. Life Insurance is much like a Swiss Army knife, one tool that can serve many purposes.


At this presentation, we will review the basics of life insurance and discuss many alternative uses that can help you MAXIMIZE your financial situation and MINIMIZE taxes. We’ll also discuss the role that FEGLI plays into your insurance strategy.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:30-12:30, Remsen Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345,

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Caption:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3387484

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

-HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

-For questions about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, and Aimee Li.

-To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

 

 

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Tutta's Pizza

1623 Main St #102

Dallas, TX 75201

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, September 18th

 

- one free drink for members

- you can sign up for membership at the event

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS - DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

When: Monday, September 18th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Where: Atwater Brewery

237 Joseph Campau Ave

Detroit, MI 48207

 

All are welcome to attend! One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS End of Fiscal Year Event

Geeks Who Drink Trivia
October 12, 5 -7:30pm
14th Floor Conference Room

Trivia night is coming to the USPTO! A Quizmaster is coming to the 14th floor conference room to present 6 rounds of brain busting trivia, including one round on patents! Beverages provided. Meet in the conference room at 5PM to get teams together. Trivia itself will start at 5:30 and is expected to last 2 hours. Feel free to bring your own food or have it delivered.

Please RSVP to Emily Morgan by noon, October 11, 303-297-4387.

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Hard Times Café

1404 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Thursday September 7, 2017 from 5:15-7:30 pm

Limited Amount of Free drinks for PTOS members

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

For Information Contact: Rebecca.Eisenberg@Uspto.gov

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour ***Silicon Valley Office***

Name of place: McCormick & Schmick’s

Address: 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Date: 9/7/2017

Time: 4pm -7pm

 

Come celebrate the coming fiscal year end and send your congrats those who pass,

especially the recent graduates in the fourth academy class.

 

Members will receive a drink & food ticket off the HH menu

New Members can sign up at the door.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong and Jonathan Kuo.

 

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents:

Master of Science in Law

University of Maryland

Francis King Carey School of Law

 

UMD’s MSL programs include:

In College Park: Patent Law, Environmental Law and Health Care Law

Online: Cybersecurity Law and Homeland Security & Crisis Management Law

 

U. of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a member of OPM Federal Educational Alliance and offers a FEDEM Grant (10% discount on tuition) to federal employees, and/or their spouses, who are admitted and enroll in the MSL program.

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Noon-1pm in Remsen 5D44

 

Lunch will be provided.

If you plan attend in person, please arrive early and register by October 3rd for the event using the link: www.ptos.org/reservations so we can have a head count for lunch.  (Maximum of 25 people.)

If you plan to attend remotely, please register in advance using the link:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e387a99898f1c1ffbfe52981bfb32f44a

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Announcements

PTOS Fall 2017 Scramble
 
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Front Royal, VA

Thursday, October 5th, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$75/player* Tournament Fee:
• Unlimited Golf
• Cart for tournament
• Captain’s Choice Scramble
• Free Beverages
• Golfer’s banquet
• Team & individual prizes
• PTOS Gift

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by September 27th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

Announcements

PTOS discounted movie tickets. You must be a PTOS member to purchase tickets.

AMC Yellow Tickets: $8 each (Alexandria, Denver, and Online for hotelers only)
AMC Green Tickets: $9 each (San Jose, Detroit, Dallas, and Online for hotelers only)
Regal Premier Tickets: $8 each (Alexandria, Denver, and Online for hotelers only)

Get your tickets from the following sellers:

Eric Keasel (RND 10D39)
Rebecca Eisenberg (RND 7D13)
Larry Sternbane (REM 3D15)
Stephan Essex (REM 6C89)
Susan McFadden (KNOX 8C15)
Jeff O’Brien (KNOX 10C19)
Renee Luebke (JEFF 10A11)
Seah Nikmanesh (JEFF 7A49)
Tarun Sinha (JEFF 8D58)
Denver: Thane Underdahl
Detroit: David Posigian
Dallas: Joseph Finan
San Jose: Loan Truong (2209)
San Jose: Namitha Pillai (2214)

If you are a Hoteler, please place your order online at: http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/
For troubles or questions about the PTOS reservation system, contact Rob Hodge.


To learn more about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

For AMC ticket terms, see: https://www.amctheatres.com/exchange-tickets-terms

For Regal ticket terms see: https://corporateboxoffice.com/terms-conditions/

Announcements

PTOS discounted movie tickets. You must be a PTOS member to purchase tickets.

AMC Yellow Tickets: $8 each (Alexandria, Denver, and Online for hotelers only)
AMC Green Tickets: $9 each (San Jose, Detroit, Dallas, and Online for hotelers only)
Regal Premier Tickets: $8 each (Alexandria, Denver, and Online for hotelers only)

Get your tickets from the following sellers:

Eric Keasel (RND 10D39)
Rebecca Eisenberg (RND 7D13)
Larry Sternbane (REM 3D15)
Stephan Essex (REM 6C89)
Susan McFadden (KNOX 8C15)
Jeff O’Brien (KNOX 10C19)
Renee Luebke (JEFF 10A11)
Seah Nikmanesh (JEFF 7A49)
Tarun Sinha (JEFF 8D58)
Denver: Thane Underdahl
Detroit: David Posigian
Dallas: Joseph Finan
San Jose: Loan Truong (2209)
San Jose: Namitha Pillai (2214)

If you are a Hoteler, please place your order online at: http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/
For troubles or questions about the PTOS reservation system, contact Rob Hodge.


To learn more about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

For AMC ticket terms, see: https://www.amctheatres.com/exchange-tickets-terms

For Regal ticket terms see: https://corporateboxoffice.com/terms-conditions/

Announcements

PTOS Detroit Ice Cream Social!

 

When:               Monday, August 21, 2:00-3:00 PM

Where:             Out on the Riverwalk so we can watch the height of the ECLIPSE!

What:               Ice cream treats for PTOS Members, while supplies last.                                                       

Bring your own eclipse viewing devices!

                        We will have 80% obscuration at the peak of the eclipse at around 2:27 PM!

 

Contact Victoria Shumate with any questions or to sign up in advance: victoria.shumate@uspto.gov. Non-members can sign up at the event.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue

“As the story progresses, the plot, which is premised on a class divide, unfolds to ­reveal many more fissures crackling beneath the surface — immigration proceedings don’t go well, marriages falter, friendships fail, children stray. There are a lot of spinning plates, and Mbue balances them skillfully, keeping ­everything in motion. Even more impressive is the vitality that gleams through the film of gloom as the story becomes less about what happens to the Jongas than about their efforts to make peace with their fate, whatever and wherever it might be"- CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZ (New York Times, 9/1/16)

 

October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 3D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

Updated: Location/Date/Time Change (*Event was rescheduled from July 18 to July 27 and finally to 8/22.)

PTOS Financial & Insurance Talk #4:  ResponsAbility & PTOS hosts “Learn about 529 ABLE savings plans for disability-related expenses

 

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALK #4

 

Tues., Aug. 22, from 12-1 PM       (*Event was rescheduled from July 18 to July 27 and finally to 8/22.)

Randolph Conference Center

Web-ex: https://goo.gl/DHNfmZ

 

Do you have a disability or care for someone with a disability? Want to learn more about a powerful new investment vehicle to help families and individuals pay for disability-related expenses? On Aug. 22, from 12-1 PM, a representative from Virginia’s ABLEnow program will give a presentation on 529 ABLE accounts. These accounts provide tax-free earnings that qualified people with disabilities can use to pay for short- and long-term disability needs. They work similarly to 529 college savings accounts.

 

In addition to helping you save, money put toward 529 Able accounts does not count toward the savings and assets ceiling that Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income requires. Funds can be used for a range of needs such as housing (including mortgage payments), health care, transportation, and education. The accounts are made possible by the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act signed into law in 2014.

 

The hour-long event will be held in the Randolph Conference Center and online, via WebEx (https://goo.gl/DHNfmZ). Before you go, visit the ABLE National Resource Center so you can come prepared with your questions. Also, read “A Closer Look at 529 Able Accounts” in the New York Times.

 

This event is sponsored by ResponsAbility, the USPTO’s affinity group for disability awareness and action and the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS) and is part of the PTOS financial seminar series. For more information, contact Alex Camarota or Angela Nguyen.

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour @ Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, August 9th 2017 4-7 PM

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Contact: Dave Lotter

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

PTOS August Happy Hour

Jagged Mountain
1139 20TH STREET
Thursday, August 10
4:30 – 5:30 PM
 
Come grab a drink at Jagged Mountain with your coworkers.  All are welcome, members receive a drink ticket.  Become a member at Jagged Mountain and get a free beer!

 For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education

Recent Developments in Ethics 2017

Even more ways practitioners and non-practitioners have gotten into trouble

Elizabeth Francis & Melinda DeAtley

Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

Andy Roberts, Office of Enrollment and Discipline

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1pm – 2pm

Randolph Conference Center

 

Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on WebEx link below to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

 

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0fc4ff19c95122aa833ddbd8add00af3

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Free Ice Cream and Frisbees
 
PTOS MEMBERS ONLY
AUGUST 9, 2 – 2:30 PM
 
 
Come to the 15th floor pantry for free ice cream!
The first 25 attendees get a PTOS Frisbee.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387

 

Announcements

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Silicon Valley Ice Cream Social

2nd Floor Pantry

Aug 2, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm

 

Come mingle and enjoy an ice cold treat.

One ice cream per member, while supplies last.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong, Patrick Marinelli or Jonathan Kuo.

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Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Tutta's Pizza

1623 Main St #102

Dallas, TX 75201

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, July 31st

 

- one free drink for members

- new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS HAPPY HOUR – Punch Bowl Social

Thursday, July 27th - 4:30pm-7:00pm

Punch Bowl Social – 1331 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov or victoria.shumate@uspto.gov

Announcements
Alexandria: Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!
Wednesday, August 9th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ice Cream carts located outside on the Dulany Street side of the Madison Atrium
In the event of rain, carts will be located on the lower level of the Madison Atrium
*Limit one per member, while supplies last
*Please bring your PTOS membership card
-For USPTO employees interested in joining PTOS, membership forms will be available at the Ice Cream carts or can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org
-Contractors can sign up for Associate Membership at
http://jptos.org/cgi-bin/new_membership.cgi and bring their email receipt to receive ice cream
Announcements

PTOS HAPPY HOUR! SUNDAY IN SAIGON!

July Happy Hour

Sunday In Saigon

682 N St Asaph St

Wednesday, July 26

5-7pm

Members receive a drink ticket while supplies last!

Direct any questions to:

Davoud.Zand@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

Saturday Afternoon at the Embassy of Benin with the Ambassador

When: Sat, July 22, 2017 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: Embassy of Benin
2124 Kalorama Ave, NW

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

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Journey into the heart of Africa as we experience the mysteries and the culture of Benin!

Step onto foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District for a multi-faceted unique Saturday Afternoon.  Join your fellow young professionals for a special day of native food, drinks, music, cultural dancing, fashion, diplomats, film, and more!

Featuring:
Food from Benin
Benin Bar (Open Bar)
Special Musical and Dance Presentation from Benin
Diplomatic Greeting from Ambassador Hector Posset
Benin Art
Benin Cultural Film
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Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Smart Casual. Jeans, shorts or sneakers, or plain/design tee shirts are not acceptable.

Limited to ONE member and ONE guest! Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by July 20th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee? Contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar.
For more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Croatia

When: Thu, July 27, 2017 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Embassy of Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

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One of the most beautiful hidden treasures is hitting the world scene again. Step onto foreign soil and experience a land of beauty, culture, charm, majesty and much more at a very special evening at the Embassy of Croatia.

Featuring:
Croatian Dinner
Croatian Wines & Bar
Croatian Music with Croatian Instruments
Diplomatic Greeting
Croatia Film
Croatia Art
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Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Business Attire

Limited to ONE member and ONE guest! Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by July 25th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee? Contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar.
For more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)


Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Five Days at Memorial" by Sheri Fink

“Five Days at Memorial is Sheri Fink’s elaborately researched chronicle of life, death, and the choices in between at a New Orleans hospital immediately following Hurricane Katrina. What’s important, it slowly emerges, is that despite Fink’s painstaking re-creation based on five hundred interviews and mountains of documents—we weren’t there. We cannot know. Fink, under the guise of third-person journalistic objectivity, drives us towards a kind of uncertainty so great that it’s revelatory. There are conclusions to be drawn from Fink’s collection of dilemmas. She seems to indicate that she believes “a crime had occurred.” The scope of that crime—not just a legal trespass but a moral and ethical one as well—is the true subject of this book. This isn’t just a policy brief ornamented with characters. It is, like all great journalism, a document unto itself, an artifact of what we thought about “life and death” issues in the early twenty-first century.”—Jeff Sharlet


August 8, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 3D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

Place:    San Jose Museum of Art

110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95110

Time:     July 20, 2017

7:00 to 10:00 PM

 

Members: $2

Non-Members: $10

Tickets are limited to reserve yours before July 15, 2017.

 

Description:

Come to this cultural happy hour and enjoy ArtRage (Liquid Assets)

Cocktails, live entertainment, and creative fun presented by SJMA in partnership with Sangam Arts.

Inspired by the influence of the wave of immigrants from all over the world that have made Silicon Valley their home,

Sangam Arts presents cultural “mashups” that explore the ties that bind us all together.

 

For more info see http://sjmusart.org/event/artrage-liquid-assets

 

Contact Loan Truong or Andrew Polay Andrew.polay@uspto.gov for more information.

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS

Midwest Regional Office 5th Anniversary Employee Appreciation Luncheon

 

Who: All Regional Office Employees and Hotellers in the area!

What: Bucharest Shawarma or Pizza

When: Thursday, July 13, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Where: Training Lab (RPL 2061)

Why: Employee and Staff 5 Year Celebration!

 

Please RSVP by close of business on Tuesday, July 11th.

Contact David Posigian at david.posigian@uspto.gov to RSVP, or if you have any questions.

PTOS is sponsoring all PTOS members in attendance, as well as any new members who sign up during the luncheon.

 

Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALK #3

 

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALK SERIES

 

Talk #3: Picking up the Pieces:
A Divorcee’s Guide to Financial Freedom


Divorce is one of the most difficult transitions an individual can face. Whether you’re contemplating, are in the middle of, or have gone through a divorce, the process can be emotionally & financially draining. In this workshop, we will review action steps to take during each stage of divorce:

* Before a Divorce
* During a Divorce
* After a Divorce

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:30-12:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Captions:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3315108

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, Rebecca Eisenberg, and Aimee Li.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS Paint and Sip Event

What:    Paint a tribute to one of our founding fathers and first patent examiner Thomas Jefferson!  Enjoy a beverage and light appetizers while socializing and creating your masterpiece.  ALL skill levels welcome!!!

When:   Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5-7pm*

Where:  Monet Gogh Sip, 300 North Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Price:     $32/PTOS member and $37/non-PTOS member

 

*In order to participate, tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/ All reservations must be received and PAID for by August 3rd, 2017, cash and check payments made out to PTOS can be given to David Lotter in Jefferson 4A44, extension 0-7422

 

Payments can be made using PayPal**, Cash***, or a Check*** made payable to PTOS.

 

**a service fee applies for the use of PayPal

***payment using cash or checks do not incur a fee although one will show up online

 

Please direct general event questions to Tonia Dollinger at extension 2-4170 or Tonia.Dollinger@uspto.gov
Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE****

Unser Karting
Monday, July 24
3:30 – 6 pm
$40 for three races
 

After count deadline, meet at 3:30 in the first floor lobby to carpool to Unser Karting.  We expect to start at 4pm, and race for about 2 hours.   No other time available, please use flex time.  Please wear closed toed shoes.  Please RSVP by paying Emily by noon on July 14. 

 


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

PTOS Third Quarter

Happy Hour

 

June 26th 2017

5-8 PM

 

Madison Auditorium

Alexandria, VA.

 

Come take a break to celebrate the end of the 3rd Quarter!

Pizza and beverages while supplies last.

 

For PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Robert Hodge, or Dave Lotter in the event of any questions. 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

4th of JULY FIREWORKs with the SF SYMPHONY

 

Date:     Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Time:     5:00 pm till close

Place:    Shoreline Amphitheatre

1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043

 

Doors open at 5pm with games and activities for family fun follow by the spectacular 4th of July fireworks at 9:15pm.   The San Francisco Symphony will feature classic hit songs such as: Piece of my heart, somebody to love, Happy together, California dreaming, and much more….

 

http://www.mountainviewamphitheater.com/events/san-francisco-symphony-edwin-outwater-4th-of-july-fireworks-spectacular/#.WUBXB_7rvDA

 

Lawn ticket prices

Members:            $5

Non-members:  $13.50

To sign up or questions, please contact Loan Truong or Basil Ma

 

Carpool (free parking): TBD

Self Parking fee is an additional $10

 

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Helpful Tips to get to Shoreline Amphitheatre

·        Access available from the Steven Creek Trail and Permanente Creek Trail

·        Supervised bike parking for this event will be provided

·        Trail hours will be extended to allow public access after the event to walk or ride home.

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Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

Kid Friendly Event!

Lego Movie @ Red Rocks

Monday, July 17
starting at 6:30 pm
 
Kids are welcome to join as we watch The Lego Movie at Red Rocks.  Doors open at 6:30pm, band begins at 7pm, movie starts at dusk.  You can bring your own picnic into the ampitheater, see redrocksonline.com for details.  PTOS members are $5, any non-member is $10.  Please reserve your spot(s) by paying Emily by noon on July 11.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

July Happy Hour
Park Burger
2615 Walnut Street
Wednesday, July 12
5 - 7 pm

 
Come enjoy the outdoor patio at Park Burger!  Members receive a drink ticket. 


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS HAPPY HOUR

***UPDATED*** TO Tuesday, June 27th ‐ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Atwater Brewery ‐ 237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

All are welcome to attend! Stick around for Quizzo Trivia starting at 7:00pm.

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non‐members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Hard Rock Café

2211 N Houston St

Dallas, TX 75219

 

Happy Hour

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday, June 26th

 

 

- one free drink for members

-  new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour- ***Silicon Valley***

Name of place: The Fountainhead Bar

Address: 387 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113

Date: 6/8/2017

Time: 4-6 PM

 

Members will receive a drink ticket

New Members can sign up at the door.

Come hang out at SoFA Market with your fellow patent office workmates; you know it’s good to get out more…

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Kuo.

Announcements

PTOS HAPPY HOUR!

PORT CITY BREWING COMPANY!

June 5th from 5pm to 7pm

 

Port City Brewery

3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

 

One free drink while supplies Last,

For PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Joseph Greenlund in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Rockies v Giants
June 15, 6:40pm @ Coors Field
Pregame @ Jackson’s, 1520 20th St

Upper Infield seats $10 for members, $16 for guests.  Meet at Jackson’s for happy hour in order to walk in with the group.  PTOS members receive one beer in Coors Field upon entrance with the group. 
Please pay Emily by noon, June 9.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387 

 

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

June Happy Hour
 
Tap XIV
1920 BLAKE ST
Thursday, June 8
5-7 PM
 
Come have a drink with the TC2800 SEE trip folks at Tap 14.  Please enter door that says “Hayter’s”, and go up the stairs on the left.  We will be on the rooftop patio.  Members receive a drink ticket. 

 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387

Announcements

Abner Doubleday Softball League

 

Interested in playing softball in the PTOS co-ed softball league?

 

All USPTO Employees WELCOME

 

Weeknight Games at LOCAL Fields

 

Open to Teams* and Individuals

 

The ABNER DOUBLEDAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE is a co-ed softball league affiliated with the PTOS and open to members of the Patent and Trademark Office.  The league is semi-competitive and consists of ten to twelve teams.  (We cannot accommodate more due to a lack of field availability.)  *The league allows teams from the previous season the first chance to continue participation in the league the following year.  While team availability may be limited, we are usually able to accommodate all individuals interested in playing.

 

Please contact Mark Ruthkosky by email or see the league website:

 

http://www.ptos.org/committees/ptos_athletics/softball_league.html

 

Announcements

Date:   Saturday, July 15th  at 11:00 am
Location:    20315 Commonwealth Center Drive
Ashburn, Virginia  (on Route 7)
Cost:   $55/person  (includes 2 flights) 
must be prepaid by July 5, 2017

Cash/check payment accepted by and further questions can be addressed to:
 Scott Long    571-272-9048   scott.long@uspto.gov

Check out:  https://www.iflyworld.com/loudoun/

Online Flight Waiver will be required to participate.  Flight limitations: 3+ years old; less than 300lbs; no pregnant women; no recent back, neck or heart problems; no prior shoulder dislocations.

Announcements

PTOS -DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, May 30th –5:00pm –7:00pm

Andrews On the Corner -201 Joseph CampauSt, Detroit, MI 48207

 

All are welcome to attend!

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

Contact David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions. david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

Law School and LSAT Prep Fair

 

Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, 2017

11am – 1pm

Madison Auditorium

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school and the LSAT. 

 

The following schools will be at the fair (for at least one of the two days):

American University Washington College of Law

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

George Mason University School of Law

Howard University School of Law

Rutgers Law School

Seton Hall University School of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

William and Mary School of Law

 

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET

Please contact Catherine Loikith, Adam Duda, Shawn Lillemo or Angela Nguyen for further details.

 

Visit www.PTOS.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"The Mandibles, A Family, 2029-2047" by Lionel Shriver

“Of course, it's fiction. Lionel Shriver's new novel, The Mandibles, chronicles the pressure on a once well-to-do family as they try to survive in the uncertain future. It's 2029; the U.S. economy has tanked, the dollar is worthless, inflation is rampant — and the wall between the U.S. and Mexico is meant to keep impoverished Americans north of the border. The Mandible family loses their fortune after the 2029 crash. They plummet from the relative luxuries of the upper middle class to a small Brooklyn townhouse where four generations of the family must crouch together, enduring a life of hardship, drudgery, and eventually, violence. It's a dystopia with a side of economic theory” (Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR).


June 27, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 5D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements
Kids & Chemistry is looking for schools

 

Do you have a 4th or 5th grade student?

Would you like to bring a supplemental STEM program to your child’s school?

 

Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help children learn more about science. 

 

Previous Locations (within a 15 mile radius of the USPTO):         

Canterbury Woods Elementary School (4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003)

Francis Scott Key Elementary School (2300 Key Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201)

 

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Chair: susannah.chung@uspto.gov or 571-272-6098.

 

No experience necessary.

No other time provided.

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast)

When: Fri, May 19, 2017 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Where: Embassy of the Ivory Coast
2424 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

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Journey into the heart of Africa as we experience the mysteries and the culture of the Ivory Coast - officially known as Cote d'Ivoire. Step onto foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District for a multifaceted unique Friday evening.  Join your fellow young professionals for a special day of native food, drinks, music, cultural dancing, fashion, diplomats, film, and more!

Featuring:
Cote d'Ivoire Food
Cote d'Ivoire Cocktails (Open Bar)
Special Cote d'Ivoire Musical and Dance Presentation
Diplomatic Greeting
Cote d'Ivoire Art
Cote d'Ivoire Cultural Film
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Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Business Attire/ Cocktail Attire. Jacket and tie / cocktail or business attire at a minimum.

Limited to ONE member and ONE guest! Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by May 16th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
For more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES


Talk #2: Making Investing Less Taxing:

A Beginners Guide to Keeping More of Your Investments

 


It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep! One of the biggest drags on investor performance is taxes.  Come to this presentation to learn:


-How to keep more your investment earnings and pay less taxes
-To Roth, or not to Roth
-How to save for college, tax efficiently
-Other tax efficient vehicles

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30, Jefferson Conference Center –Level 1

 

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

 

Closed Captions:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3260055

 

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, and Aimee Li.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Detroit PTOS WEST SIDE Happy Hour!

 

PTOS members in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, etc…we’re coming to YOU!

 

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

15400 Sheldon Road

Northville, MI

Tuesday, May 2, 4-7 PM

 

PTOS Members receive 1 free drink.

New members can sign up at the event!

 

If you have questions, please contact Victoria Shumate at victoria.shumate@uspto.gov or x6-4858.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

May Happy Hour
Stout Street Social
1400 Stout Street
Tuesday, May 9
5-7 pm
 
Come have a drink with the TC2100 SEE trip folks at Stout Street Social.  Members receive a drink ticket.

 
For more info, ask Kristina Deherrera x74237

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

2nd Quarter Karaoke

 

April 28th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Tutta’s Pizza:

1701 N Market St.

 

Come celebrate the end of Q2 with FREE food, drinks, and Karaoke from 5:30 to 8:30 on April 28 @ Tutta’s Pizza.

 

PTOS Members and new sign-ups get 1 free drink.

 

For questions contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

“Tres de Mayo”

San Antonio Bar & Grill

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

4-7 PM

 

Hoffman Town Center

200 Swamp Fox Road

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Contact Philip Stuckey or Dave Lotter

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Celebrate World IP Day @ Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

4-7 PM

One free drink while supplies last

for PTOS members only

Contact: Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Dave Lotter

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

 

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Original Gravity Public House

66 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

May 3rd 2017

4-6 PM

 

Members will receive a drink ticket and be offered Original Gravities’

signature appetizer “Duck Fat Fries” while available.

New Members can sign up at the door.

Original Gravity rotates their beers daily. For the most current selection please visit: http://www.originalgravitypub.com/

 

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Marinelli.

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Announcements

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PTOS Silicon Valley is looking for Judges and Mentors for the Tech Challenge

 

Judging/Mentoring will take place on April 29-30 (Sat & Sun)

Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113

 

Learn more here: The Tech Challenge 2017

Sign up at:  link

 

 

Here are step-by-step instructions to register for the position, day and time that interests you: 

  1. Go to thetechchallengereg.thetech.org/volunteer.aspx Enter the email address you used to register last year and click the “Login”. If this is your first time volunteering for The Tech Challenge, scroll to New Volunteers, click “Register” and enter your information. Please use your work email address to speed registration. Use of your work email may also help The Tech in securing additional donations as your employer may provide a matching donation for your volunteer time. 
  2. The system will return you to the main page. Re-enter your email address and click "Login".
  3. Positions are organized in the following categories: Event Support, Judging, Judging Support and Team Support. Find the category that interests you and click “Show Details” to see the available positions. 
  4. When you’ve found the position, day and time that works best for you, click the green time slot button. Wait 5-10 seconds for the system to save your information. A message will appear at the top of the screen that says “You have been added.”

The Tech Challenge, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, is an annual team design challenge for students in Grades 4-12 that introduces and reinforces the engineering design process with a hands-on project geared toward solving a real-world problem.

 

If interested please contact Namitha Pillai (namitha.pillai@uspto.gov) or Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov)

Anyone qualified in the above areas, including spouses and friends are invited to judge

 

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Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Thursday, May 18 at 8PM

WHO:   Anyone aged 3+, not pregnant or recently injured, and less than 300lbs may fly.  Kids are welcome!

WHERE: iFLY Denver, 9230 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree (south of Ikea on I-25)

WHEN:  Thursday, May 18 at 8pm

COST:  2 flights- $40 members, $60 non-members
 4 flights- $70 members, $100 non-members

RSVP:  by EOB on MAY 4 to Emily Morgan, x74387

More Info:  Please see www.iflyworld.com for further information, or contact our resident skydiver, Matt Fry.  Non-members may wish to check groupon.  Please arrange your own transportation to iFLY to arrive at, or before, 8pm.  Once signed up, you will be notified when to fill out your waiver online, and to prepay.  Please wear sneakers, pants, and a shirt without a collar to the event.

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

End of the quarter DANCE OFF

 

California room (aka Academy)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Free for members

$5 for guests of member

 

Come down and learn some Salsa/Line dance moves and enjoy coffee with light snacks.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event

All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong or Malcolm Barnes

Announcements

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

 

Editor-in-Chief

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•             The Editor-in-Chief must be an active member of the Society and possess at least a J.D. from an ABA accredited school.

•             Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.

•             Prior experience editing law review articles.

•             A basic familiarity with typesetting and vector graphic design, including the software packages LyX and Inkscape.

•             Ability to communicate with authors and subscribers under stressful circumstances.

•             Ability to recruit and maintain a corps of volunteer editors and procure articles.

•             Responsibilities will require attending monthly Board of Governor meetings

 

DUTIES

The Editor-in-Chief will recruit volunteer Articles Editors from the ranks of the Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS).  Select articles to appear in the Journal. Generally, this amounts to between 6 and 10 articles per issue or around 1,000 pages of typeset material each year.  Typeset edited articles and layout advertisements, front matter, and rear matter for each of the quarterly issues.  Ensure that the Journal is compliant with postal regulations.  Deliver a finished product to the printer on or before the first of every March, June, September, and December.  Act as a liaison with the Journal’s printer to ensure that the issues are printed correctly and shipped on time.  Collaborate on other projects with JPTOS Executive Board members.  Coordinate with advertiser accounts including providing quotes for advertising space, working with the Executive team in invoicing advertisers and accepting, proofing, formatting advertisements and ensuring the proper ads get placed in each issue.  The Editor-in-Chief shall also be jointly responsible for coordination of social media related activities including gathering topics of interest and developing and posting content to Social Network feed and tracking / analyzing readership and followers to improve content. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

•             All applicants must submit their qualifications statement.

•             A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required.

•             This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society.

 

THIS POSITION IS SALARIED

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh       seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov               Jefferson 7A49   (571) 270-1805

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on April 28, 2017

Announcements

Patent & Trademark Office Society PTOS Centennial Picnic

Sunday, May 21st

12:00-5:00 PM (Food served 12:00-3:30 PM)

Fort Hunt Park, VA

 

Food, Ice Cream Truck for the Centennial, drinks, Black Ops Obstacle Course, Gunsmoke Gallery, Jurassic Adventure, Vertical Rush, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports, and Much more!

In honor of the PTOS Centennial there will be an Ice Cream truck!

 

Tickets MUST be reserved online http://ptos.org/reservations/

Tickets on sale now until COB, May, 12th!! $4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 of members.

People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

Payments can be made through PayPal online (a service fee applies for the use of PayPal)

Cash and Check payments may be made to the following individuals:

(NO service fee applies for cash and check payments)

Rebecca Eisenberg, RND 7D13     Terry Dey, MDW 7D64

Tsung Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73                           Martin Rogers, REM 6B09                           

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49

For Purchases made in person you will receive an email confirmation as your receipt, however a reservation still needs to be made online.

For Purchases made through PayPal you will also receive an email confirmation as your receipt.

Please bring your membership card with barcode for check in.

 

For questions, directions, or more information, contact:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805, Robert Hodge at x22097, or David Lotter at x07422

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson

“September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history--and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devastating personal tragedy.

Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Riveting, powerful, and unbearably suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature” (Amazon).

May 9, 2017 (Tuesday)
12:00-1:00 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

The PTOS and USPTOLS present

 

Witherspoon Remembers Judge Giles Sutherland Rich

 

Please join Professor John Witherspoon as he remarks on Judge Rich's life, career and legacy, and how they pertain to present day practices.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1pm – 2pm

Knox 10D45

 

To attend via WebEx, please click the link below to register:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7693fea4bcf64165e20e89703286898c

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov, Miriam at miriam.levin@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

April Happy Hour
Lucky Strike @Denver Pavilions
500 16th Street
Monday, April 17
5-7 pm
 
Come have a drink or join in the bowling after count monday!  PTOS Members receive a drink ticket.  There are ping pong tables and other games available.  Bowling shoes are $4 and games are $2 each for members.  We can organize the lanes at happy hour.  If you know you would like to bowl, please let Emily know by EOB Friday, April 14.

 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x7-4387

Announcements

Notice of Vacancy
JPTOS Board of Governors

There is a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

Term for Governor would last for full three (3) years.

The position requires attendance (in-person or via teleconference) at monthly meetings to direct business matters of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society including publishing, advertising, staffing, and editorial content.

All those interested in this position should obtain a
Governor Application Form from Rebecca Eisenberg
(Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov; ext. 0-5879)

Application packages must include: (1) a completed Governor Application Form, (2) a statement of qualifications for the position and/or résumé, and (3) a statement of interest in the position. 

The application deadline is 5:00 PM on April 19, 2017

 

Announcements

PTOS Centennial Gala

Come celebrate 100 exciting years of the Patent and Trademark Office Society with an evening of food, drink, music and dancing at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
This location was the home of the United States Patent and Trademark Office when PTOS was founded in 1917!

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location:
National Portrait Gallery and
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hors d'Oeuvres
Plated Dinner
Dessert, Coffee Service
Open Bar for duration of the event
Access to portions of the museum during the event

Pricing* starts at:
Early Bird
PTOS Member: $75
Guest: $100

Prices go up after April 30th!

*Must be a PTOS Member to purchase tickets. Limit one member ticket and one guest ticket per PTOS member.

For complete event details and to purchase tickets, please visit:
https://ptoscentennialgala.eventbrite.com

For questions, please contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov or Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education

Quasi-Judicial Nature of Patent Examination, Examiner Depositions, and the Critical Duty of Maintaining a Complete Administrative Record

 

William LaMarca & Brian Racilla

Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2pm – 3pm

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***Alexandria Live Location***

Jefferson Conference Center

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***Denver Webcast Location***

Live interactive webcast at Room 15.102 (15th Floor Conference Room)

(broadcast from USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria)

 

Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on WebEx link below to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e62caad19ac08d609ebed7a71914de5bc


On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on May 17th.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Cidercade

April 17th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Bishop Cider Co.

2777 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75207

www.cidercade.com

 

The Cidercade is an arcade in the Design District with 80+ arcades and 12 ciders on tap. Open 7 days per week.

 

PTOS Members and new sign-ups get 1 free drink.

 

For questions contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Pizza Paradiso

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

4-7 PM

124 King St.

Alexandria, VA

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact David Lotter for questions

Announcements

PTOS Spring 2017 Scramble
 
Woodlawn Golf Course
Fort Belvoir Golf Club
Fort Belvoir, VA
(20 minutes from the USPTO!)

Thursday, May 4th, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$80/player* Tournament Fee:
•Cart for tournament
•Captain’s Choice Scramble
•Golfer’s banquet
•Team & individual prizes

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
matthew.troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by April 21st
*Driver's License or Passport Infromation needed at time of registration to be able to get into Fort Belvoir for the event.
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.


Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES

Talk #1:
BOOM into Retirement: Retirement planning for 50 and 60 year-olds

Are you a baby-boomer considering retirement in the next 5 years?

Are you worried about what life will be like when you turn off your paycheck?

Come join us as we explore all the pieces to your retirement puzzle.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss:

Your retirement vision, the three phases of retirement, your financial fuel, and financial roadblocks and detours.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30-11:30, Jefferson Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Captions:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3235311

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

 

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, and Aimee Li.

 

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

6th Annual PTOS Innovation 5k
Twilight Run!!
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Space Race starts at 8:00pm
Innovation 5k starts at 8:15pm
 
To find out more about the .1k Space Race or the Innovation 5k, visit the registration page at www.ptos.org/5k
MUST REGISTER BY 5/1 TO GUARANTEE RECEIVING A RACE T-SHIRT
 
Pricing:
$25 for PTOS Members*
$35 for non-PTOS Members*
 
*$10 Discount Available to USPTO Gym Members!
 Information on the discount code is available at the front desk of the gym or by contacting Matthew Troutman (Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov)

Kids 17 & under - $25
Parent & Child Team pricing available.
 
Entry for just the Space Race - $5
(Space Race and 5K registrants have the option to purchase race t-shirts for an additional $12.00 each).

Race packet goodies and free post-race drink for all 5k registrants!
 
For complete race details and to register visit:
www.ptos.org/5k
 
If running is not your thing, you can still be a part of the event by volunteering!
To volunteer or for questions contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Matthew Troutman

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Spring Cleaning Collection Drive Tuesday April 18th, 2017:

 

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some Spring cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Spring Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Tuesday, April 18th, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

 

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

 

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

Direct questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov        

For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/
Announcements

Detroit PTOS Bowl-A-Rama

 

Garden Bowl “America’s Oldest Bowling Center”

4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Thursday, April 6th –Bowling Begins at 4:30pm

 

Lane Rental and a Drink provided by the PTOS

Free Parking behind the Garden Bowl BEFORE4:30pm

Shoe Rental: $3:00 per PTOS Member

Please try and arrive 15-minutes before bowling to accommodate for shoe rental!

Address: RSVP with David Posigian by Wednesday Apr. 5th david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano Concert at the Icelandic Ambassador's Residence

When: Sun, April 9, 2017 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Where: Residence of the Icelandic Ambassador
2443 Kalorama Rd. NW

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

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“Iceland’s rising star of a pianist” (Sunday Times), Víkingur Ólafsson has been described as “born to play piano” (New York Sun) and praised for his “perfect continuity of thought” (Giornale della musica).

Program: Bach, Glass, Prokofiev, Beethoven

Including wine and reception
Parking available on the street
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Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with EmbassySeries.
Tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $90 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Appropriate for a Piano Concert

Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 31st, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

 

Announcements

Men's & Women's College Basketball Bracket Pick'Em

 

Men's Tournament runs March 14th - April 3rd Women's Tournament runs March 17th - April 2nd

 

Open to ALL USPTO employees

To Participate you must sign-up & fill out your bracket by noon (EDT) on the respective start date for the tournament at:

               http://www.ptos.org/mensbasketballpickem/

               http://www.ptos.org/womensbasketballpickem/

There is no Cost to participate - PTOS membership is not required Limit One Bracket per tournament per person This event is cosponsored by PTOS and USPTO Worklife Grand Prize for 1st place per tournament: Winner's Choice of NCAA Basketball Jersey Questions - Contact Rob Hodge (2-2097) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (0-1805)

 

No other time is authorized for this event. This is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement of any related business. The USPTO makes no Guarantee as to the nature of any products or services offered.

 

Be sure to kick off the tournament right with Show-Your-Team-Spirit Day on Tuesday, March 14th and Friday, March 17th Wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover or sweatshirt and show your school pride!

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Happy Hour and Hockey, Wednesday, March 29

Pour House Pub
5:30pm @1435 Market Street

Avalanche vs Capitals
8pm @ Pepsi Center

Come cheer on the Avs as they take on the Capitals!  $30, or $25 for PTOS members.  Please pay Tom Giampaolo or Emily Morgan by March 15.  All are welcome for Happy Hour, PTOS Members receive drink ticket.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

St. Patty’s Happy Hour

March 17th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Tutta’s Pizza

1701 N Market St #110, Dallas, TX

 

All Dallas Regional Office Employees invited to come celebrate.

PTOS Members and new sign-ups get 1 free drink.

 

For questions contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

Evening at The Embassy of Russia

When: Fri, March 17, 2017 6:45pm to 11:00pm
Where: Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

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The majesty of Moscow and the charm of St. Petersburg opens comes alive in one of the largest and lavish embassies in Washington D.C.

Join us for a special charity event on Russian soil with opera, live music, food, bar and more!

FEATURING:
LIVE RUSSIAN OPERA & MUSICAL PRESENTATION
RUSSIAN BUFFET
RUSSIAN BAR INCLUDING VODKA
DIPLOMATIC GREETING
CHARITY
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Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $65 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Semi Formal or Business Attire at a minimum.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Due to enhanced security at Embassy of the Russian Federation, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of Embassy of the Russian Federation

Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 9th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Daniel O’Connell’s

March 16th 2017

4-7 PM

112 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

 

We will be located upstairs.  One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh in the event of any questions. 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

***SILICON VALLEY OFFICE***

Centennial Members’ Night presents Casino Night

 

California Room (1st floor Academy)

Wednesday March 1, 2017

4:00pm – 8:00 pm

 

As a special thank you to our members, join us for a night of casino games and raffle.

Every member will get a base $500 denominated chip to play and/or cashed in for raffle tickets.

Raffle drawing at the end of the night, must be present to win.

May the odds be with you!

 

PTOS members only, signup is available at the event.

Please bring your PTOS ID for fast entrance.

Food and beverages will be served.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Namitha Pillai or Loan Truong

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Chile with the Ambassador

When: Wed, March 15, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC


Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Tonight, H.E. Ambassador Juan G. Valdes and the diplomats from Chile are proud and excited to officially welcome you to the embassy.  Take in the beauty and excitement of Chile, without ever boarding a plane.

On Wednesday, March 15, step onto foreign soil as we invite you to experience an energetic, culturally magnificent South American nation at the Embassy of Chile.  Through the food, drink, live music, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Chile.

FEATURING:
1) Diplomatic Greeting by the Ambassador
Meet and hear from Ambassador Valdes and other leading Chilean diplomats from the embassy and their staff, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

2) Live Chilean Music
Tonight, we will have the privilege of experiencing the live Chilean musical talents of Mauricio Miranda.  Mauricio, a frequent performer of Chilean folklore and opera, including at the Kennedy Center, will present us with a special rendition of several Chilean songs.  A live (and potentially interactive) dance presentation is included.

3) Chilean Bar
Enjoy a variety of Chilean wines, regional beers and nonalcoholic drinks. 

4) Chilean food
Enjoy a full buffet of native Chilean food
BISTEC A LO POBRE -------------------- Steak and potatoes & fried eggs
PORTOS GRANDOS------------------------ Beans and Corn Stew
POLLO ARVEJADO------------------------ Chicken with Peas
BARROS LUCO -------------------------- Beef and Cheese Sandwich-hot

VEGETARIANS CEVICHES WITH LIME AND MOZZARELLA
ENSALADA CHILEANA
SALSA MARISEAL WITH SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS
CHILEAN BREAD ROLLS PAN AMASADO

RICE PUDDING WITH ORANGE
CREM CARAMEL

5) Chilean Art
Marvel at the special paintings and architecture of this special embassy.

6) Film
A special film highlighting the beauty and culture of Chile will be featured to showcase the beauty of Santiago and all of Chile’s landscapes, the Andes, the people and customs.

Dress code: Business Attire.


Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $45 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 9th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Announcements

PTOS Centennial Members Night

Celebrate 100 years! (1917-2017)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

5:00-8:00pm in the Madison Auditorium

Casino Play Provided by Ante-up Entertainment.  Please Bring a Food Donation for Casino Play* – Food will be taken to a local food Bank

 

Must be a PTOS member to attend, Bring your PTOS ID with barcode for fast entrance (otherwise USPTO Badge Driver’s License).  If you would like to join the night of the event, membership forms will be available at the door, a completed membership form will permit entrance into the event.

 

Every member that attends will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.  Or increase your chances        of winning raffled prizes with casino play. Must be present to win.

 

Appetizers Station

Full Salad Bar, Artisanal bread selection, Proscuitto wrapped figs, cantaloupe balls, and asparagus, Artisanal cheese display, Roasted vegetable platter served chilled, Creamy spinach dip, Meatballs marinated in chef's secret sauce, and Bacon wrapped scallops

 

Entrée Station

Sliced prime rib served with horseradish cream and au-jus, House made chicken Picatta, Lasagna Florentine (Classic spinach lasagna with Alfredo sauce), Thyme and rosemary roasted potatoes, Normandy vegetable medley

 

Dessert Station

Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, Icebox chocolate cake, Vanilla Poundcake

 

* Direct any questions to

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Rob Hodge, or Dave Lotter

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT MEMBERS NIGHT

Thursday, Feb. 23 – Starting at 5:00 p.m.

At The Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211

 

Free, unlimited “Fowling” for PTOS members starting at 5pm

Catering from Amicci's Pizza and a first free drink also provided for members.

RSVP by Noon (12:00pm) on Tuesday Feb. 21.

To RSVP or to join PTOS, contact:

David Posigian (david.posigian@uspto.gov) or Ken Malkowski (kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov)

Announcements

***Denver Office***

PTOS Member's Casino Night
February 23, 4:30-7:30pm
14th Floor conference room

Please bring a coat or blanket donation to Samaritan House for casino play*.  Every member in attendance may use their ticket for the raffle, or may increase their chances with casino play.  Raffle will occur at the end of the evening, must be present to win REI gift cards, Amazon echo, a massage, and more!
Casino night is FREE and for members only, food and beverages included.

*Direct any questions to Emily Morgan, x7-4387

Announcements

PTOS CENTENNIAL MEMBERS NIGHT

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

 

Denver - 2.23.17 - CASINO NIGHT | emily.morgan@uspto.gov

Detroit - 2.23.17 - FOWLING WAREHOUSE | david.posigian@uspto.gov

Alexandria - 2.23.17 - CASINO NIGHT | david.lotter@uspto.gov, seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov, robert.hodge@uspto.gov

Dallas - 2.27.17 - TOP GOLF | joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Silicon Valley - 3.1.17 - CASINO NIGHT | loan.truong@uspto.gov, namitha.pillai@uspto.gov

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction

“[A] potent, almost hallucinatory novel... It possesses the chilling matter-of-fact power of the slave narratives collected by the Federal Writers’ Project in the 1930s, with echoes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and brush strokes borrowed from Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka and Jonathan Swift…He has told a story essential to our understanding of the American past and the American present.”
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Enjoy listening to an interview of Colson Whitehead by Terry Gross of NPR’s “Fresh Air” which aired August 8, 2016.

March 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
12:00-1:00 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV


Announcements

Volunteers needed for USPTO’s E-Week

February 22, 2017 from 9am – 1pm in Madison Auditorium

 

Sign-up to volunteer for E-Week 2017!

 

Every year the affinity groups PTOS, OEO, OEEOD & USPTO celebrate Engineer’s Week by inviting local school to participate in a science project on the USPTO campus.  This year we are promoting computer science and coding by teaching the students to make games using Raspberry Pis and Makey Makeys.

 

Free lunch provided for all volunteers!

Volunteers of ALL disciplines are encouraged.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email affinitygroups@uspto.gov.

 

Non-production time is not provided.

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2017 Science Fair Judges
For regional science and engineering fairs

Fields for judging include:
Microbiology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Sci.
Earth & Space Sciences
Health & Medicine
Computer Science
Engineering

Location, Date,   Time      
Arlington County Regional Fair Sat., March 4th  9:30 am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)

Fairfax County Regional Fair Sat., March 18th 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)

P.G. Community Science Fair Sat., March 18th 8:30 am-noon
Springdale, MD (Charles Herbert Flowers HS)

Richmond Virginia Science Fair Sat., March 11th 9:00 am-noon
Richmond, VA (Huguenot High School HS)

If Interested, Please Contact:
Henry Yu (Fairfax)  henry.yu@uspto.gov   x29779
Chris Dunay (Arlington)  christopher.dunay@uspto.gov x01222
Jiong-Ping Lu (PG)  jiong-ping.lu@uspto.gov  x01135
Joe Saavedra (Richmond)  emilio.saavedra@uspto.gov x05617

 

Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge

Announcements

PTOS Pentagon Row Ice Skating

February 8th, 2017
5:00 PM-7:00PM

1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington VA 22202

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating starts at 5p

Parking is available but limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket. Closest metro station is Pentagon City Metro Station

happy hour next door at Champps

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

$5 per person  including admission and rental

All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by February 7th 2017 @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to the following individuals:
Robert Hodge, MDW 1C25
Kang Hu, RAN 10B19

No limit to number of tickets, enjoy with family and friends

Please direct any questions to: 
Kang Hu Kang.hu@uspto.gov
Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour
Champps Kitchen + Bar
Wednesday
February 8th, 2017
4-7 PM
1201 S. Joyce Street C-10
Arlington, VA 22202

One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Please direct any questions to: 
Kang Hu Kang.hu@uspto.gov
Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

February Happy Hour

Range 
918 17th Street
Thursday, February 9th
5-7 pm
 
Take a quick 2 block walk for a drink with our fellow coworkers.  All are welcome, PTOS members receive a drink ticket.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x7-4387

 

 

Announcements

Volunteer with Kids & Chemistry

Location:             Canterbury Woods Elementary School

                                4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Dates:                   February 10, 2017 (Experiment: Chemistry’s Colorful Glue)

                                March 10, 2017 (Experiment: CO2 to the Rescue)

                                April 21, 2017 (Experiment: Glow it up!)

Time:                    2:50-3:50pm

                                (Carpool departs USPTO at 2pm; optional training at 1:30pm in Remsen 8D35)

 

Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (acs) to help children learn more about science. 

No experience necessary.

 

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Chair: Edward.Park@uspto.gov or Susannah.Chung@USPTO.GOV.

 

Announcements

National Symphony Orchestra: John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration with Yo-Yo Ma

When: Wed, May 24, 2017 8:00p
Where: Kennedy Center
2700 F St. NW


Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

World-renowned cellist and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Yo-Yo Ma, called "the best-known, most versatile music soloist in this country and perhaps in the world" (The Washington Post), joins the NSO for a concert celebration of John F. Kennedy's monumental legacy. The program also features a world premiere from Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates featuring the return of mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.

He is, as the Washington Post's Anne Midgette put it in 2011, "the best-known, most versatile, most engaged, music soloist in this country and perhaps in the world.... Rather than resting on his laurels and continuing to perform the same kinds of music in the same way, he has consistently stretched himself throughout his career ...building on his own preternatural affinity for people."


Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, 
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement. Ticket will be distributed based on order of purchase/payment

PRICE:  $95 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total) Tickets are for right hand side of Tier 1 front row

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by April 17th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Announcements

Valentine’s Ball at the Embassy of Italy

When: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 7:00pm - 11:45pm
Where: Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW


Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

In 1595, “Romeo and Juliet” turned the quiet little town of Verona Italy into one of the most romantic spots of the entire world. Tonight, Romeo and Juliet reappear in one of the
most exciting venues in Washington, D.C. … and what better time to do this than during the Valentine’s Season!

You're invited to recreate the culture and romance of Italy, combining the Valentine’s Holiday with a special Valentine’s Ball!

1)  LIVE BALLROOM DANCING:
Our setting fills the ballroom with Europe’s greatest classical pieces (including Mozart, Strauss, and Beethoven) as you waltz the night away in our beautiful 18th century setting.

2) BALLROOM DANCE PRESENTATION:
A local Ballroom masterful instructor/couple will perform a special dance show highlighting the ballroom classics as danced for centuries in the balls at Piazza San Marco.

3) “Roméo et Juliette” OPERA PRESENTATION:
VERONA ITALY – the setting for perhaps one of the most beautiful and romantic operas ever performed – and you get an Italian soil center stage performance as the Act 2 balcony scene is recreated in the grand hall of the embassy.
Following this, we will move to the embassy’s auditorium for an optional presentation of a unique sampling of timeless romantic classics from the leading Opera houses of Italy.

4) LATE NIGHT DJ & DANCING:
In the last half of the evening, one of Washington, D.C.’s greatest D.J.s brings us the best in retro, swing and top 40 dancing – Italian style!

5) ITALIAN FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Genovese’s Antipasto
Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Colorful Peppers, Pickled Vegetables, Carrots, Salami, Provolone, Olives, Melon and Red and Green Grapes
A Chopped Salad of Fresh Crisp Greens, Golden Pear, Cucumber, Marinated Cranberry, Red Onion, Celery, Toasted Pine nuts
Rich Balsamic Pancetta Dressing
Breast of Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms
Handmade Meatballs in Rustic Tomato Sauce
Creamy Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Caramelized Onions
Green Beans with Cannellini, Sun-Dried Tomato and Oregano
Focaccia, Garlic Toasts and Warm Italian Bread
Whipped Butter, Herb Olive Oil and Pumpkin Butter

Cupid’s Luscious Desserts
Chocolate Fondue with Fruits for Dipping, Pound Cake and Marshmallows
Tiramisu
Roma Italian Cookies
Canoli
Menu subject to change to equal or superior quality.
…. Plus THE ITALIAN VALENTINES CAKE!

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $95 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Feb 4th, @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Dress code: Black Tie Optional, Minimum of Suit and Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

Announcements

Evening at The Embassy of Peru

When: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Embassy of Peru
1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW


Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

The thrill of Machu Picchu, the mysteries of the Inca Civilization, and the majesty of Limo come alive as we present, for the first time, a very special cultural evening at the Embassy of Peru!

Step onto foreign soil as we invite you to experience an energetic, culturally magnificent South American nation at the Embassy of Peru.  Through the food, drink, live performances, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Peru.

Featuring:
Diplomatic Greetings
Live Peruvian Music and Dance Performance
Peruvian Food and Drinks


Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $35 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Jan 25th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Dress code: Business Casual. No jeans or sneakers.

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

January  25th

4:00-7:00 pm

 

TRADEMARK

2080 Jamieson Ave,

Alexandria,

VA 22314

(Right next door)

 

One free drink while supplies last,

 

for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Joseph Greenlund in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

PTOS Detroit – Auto Show Happy Hour

Thursday, January 19th 4:00—6:00 PM

 

Andrews on the Corner

201 Jos Campau

Detroit, MI 48027

 

Shuttle will leave for Auto Show around 6 PM from Andrews.

 

All are welcome to attend!

One free drink for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up before the event

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
WITH
Professor Zachary Schrag
(GMU, Department of History)

for a discussion of his book

“The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (Creating the North American Landscape)”

January 31, 2017 (Tuesday)
12:00-1:00 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

The 2017 PTOS Election will take place from Wednesday, January 11 until Friday, January 13.

 

On Wednesday morning, January 11, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, there will be a Meet and Greet event in the Madison Lower Atrium (near Innovative Grounds).  At the event, PTOS members can meet some of the candidates running for various PTOS Board positions, while enjoying free coffee and doughnuts.  PTOS members who would like to run as write-in candidates are also welcome to participate in the event (Feel free to provide a short bio of yourself and bring it to the event, and it will be displayed at the booth).

 

Below is the slate of candidates for the 2017 Election (Asterisks denote incumbents):

 

Executive Board Positions:

 

President: Seahvosh Nikmanesh*

Vice President: Robert Hodge

Secretary: Rebecca Eisenberg*

Administrator: Matthew Bradley, Joshua Schwartz

Treasurer: Tsung-Yin Tsai*

 

Representative Positions (The number of available positions are in parentheses):

Note that members will only vote within their own area of representation.

 

TC 1600 (2): Open

TC 1700/2900 (2): Brandon Rosati*, Open

TC 2100 (2): Matthew Bradley*, Jordany Nunez*

TC 2400 (2): Angela Nguyen*, Open

TC 2600 (2): Joshua Schwartz*, Open

TC 2800 (2): Danielle Fox*, Open

TC 3600 (2): Cathy Loikith*, Jeffrey O’Brien*

TC 3700 (2): Kang Hu, Anne Kozak, Keith Raymond*

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM (1): Arva Adams

PTAB (1): Open

Trademarks (2): Cheryl Butler*, Open

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs (1): Open

OPLA/OPQA/Others (1): Fred Guillermety

 

At Large Representative (10):  Luther Behringer, Philip Bonzell, Alex DeVito*, Ryan Donlon*, Rebecca Eisenberg, Stephan Essex*, Fred Guillermety, Robert Hodge*, Kang Hu*, Anne Kozak*, Eric Linderman, Anand Loharikar, Catherine Loikith, David Lotter, Emily Morgan, Angela Nguyen, Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Jeffrey O’Brien, Keith Raymond, Brandon Rosati, Joshua Schwartz

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society 2017 Annual Meeting

February 23, 2017
10:00 a.m.
USPTO Auditorium
Madison Building

This year’s speaker is


The Honorable
Alan D. Lourie

Circuit Judge, United States Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit


PTOS Members: One hour of other time may be charged to:
Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241
Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151
with supervisor’s approval.

**Remote attendance will be available via WebEx.
WebEx information will be sent out once available.**

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT

NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW (NAIAS)

JANUARY 14TH – 22ND

Public Show Tickets available through PTOS

 

One free ticket for PTOS Members, while supplies last

PTOS Members may purchase tickets for guests at group rate of $9.00 each.

 

Non-members can sign up for PTOS before the event.

RSVP for tickets by Noon on 01/11

Pickup tickets at Detroit Office on 01/12 or 01/13

Contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov(RPL 2060)

 

Tickets are eligible for entrance any day during the Public Show:

See www.naias.com dates and times

PTOS Auto Show Happy Hour event information to follow.

 

Announcements

PTOS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY EVENT

1917 * 2017

 

January 4, 2017 | 1-3 PM

Madison Auditorium

 

Cake and beverages will be served | Appearance by T.Markey Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Robert Hodge with questions

Announcements

Operation Gratitude: Letters to Our Troops!

 

PTOS and USPTO Military Association invites all to join a coffee break and letter writing session!

 

Thank our military and show our support for all their hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

               

When: Tuesday, 12/20/2016, 9-10 AM*

Where: Madison Atrium – East Side (concourse level, across from Innovative Grounds café)

 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

For questions, contact:

Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov),

Angela Nguyen (Angela.Nguyen@uspto.gov), or

Dean J. Dominique (Dean.Dominique@uspto.gov; UMA@uspto.gov).

 

*If you are unable to make the coffee break but would still like to write a letter or two, please contact us, and

we will make it happen for you.  Thank you!

Announcements

PTOS Ski Trip Showshoe, WV January 16-20, 2017

The PTOS is planning a ski trip to Snowshoe, WV, January 16-20, 2017 (There are two federal holidays (1/16 and 1/20) during this period).  The cost for lodging for the entire 5 days is $310.  Beds for 12 people guaranteed.   One SUV rental is included.

The rental home features a full kitchen, dining area, living area with sleeper sofa, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, fireplace, washer/dryer and a private hot tub on the deck. This home has new or near new furniture & accessories that are in excellent condition and have well-coordinated, attractive designs. 

Ski passes are not included.  Snowshoe currently sells a 3 day pass for $100. 

A bed is guaranteed - couples will have priority for the king and queen sized beds. We will do our best to accommodate bedding requests but there are no guarantees for room assignments. 

Reservations and payment must be completed by December 19, 2016. Due to the limited time frame there are no refunds for reservations.

Contact David Lotter (571-270-7422) with questions and to reserve a spot.

Announcements

The Intellectual Property Attaché Program, the PTOS Legislative Committee, the PTOS International Relations, and the PTOS Education Committee cordially invite you to ...

 

4th Annual IP Attaché Career Roundtable

 

~~Light Lunch and Refreshments Provided~~

Come and learn about a career in the USPTO’s Overseas Intellectual Property Rights Attaché Program. Featuring nine visiting IP Attachés from around the world on a panel discussion with the IP Attachés to gain first-hand knowledge on how the program works and find out about exciting career opportunities in Brussels, Thailand, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, and Kuwait!

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

Roundtable 11:30 AM—12:30 PM

 

Lunch with the Attachés 12:30 PM-1:30PM

 

GIPA 2nd floor Madison East

 

LIMITED ATTENDANCE: Please RSVP online at

http://ptos.org/reservations/

 

For any questions contact:

 

Johnathan Lindsey Johnathan.Lindsey@uspto.gov

 

Kang Hu Kang.Hu@uspto.gov

 

Bratislav Stankovic Bratislav.Stankovic@uspto.gov

 

*No other time is authorized for this event*

www.uspto.gov/ipattache

Announcements

HOLIDAY/WINTER BALL & CELEBRATION AT THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE

When: Sat Dec 17, 2016, 8:30 pm to 12:00 am
Where: Embassy of France / La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Open Bar, Holiday Cheer, European Ballroom Dancing, casino games, late night DJ dancing, chocolates from throughout Europe, and hundreds of young professionals.

- Christmas in Paris
- The Beauty of the French Riviera
- The Charm of Bordeaux

Want to travel to France for the holidays? Ready to toast in the season in the backyard of Europe? Celebrate the holidays with us in one of the most exciting venues in DC;
- French wines, French Food, European Dance Demos, Lessons and More!
- Help contribute to the toy drive with Toys for Tots by bringing an unwrapped toy with you.
As you enter this incredible embassy, you will be transported to one of the most admired countries in the world.
Don your best outfits and be transported to one of the most beautiful and admired countries in all of Europe as we bring together the glory of Old Paris with the allure of Modern Western Europe. From the music of the European master composers to a late-night Parisian style DJ playing your favorite hits, this French Holiday Ball has something for everyone. Also, be on the lookout for Santa.
This event is perfect for both couples and singles alike and we expect a sellout audience of young professionals to this grand event.
Your magical evening features:

1) SPECIAL CAROLERS GREETING:
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by Holiday carolers singing Christmas, Chanukah and Seasonal Favorites to get you into the spirit (both in English and French).

2) BALLROOM DANCING with LESSONS
Travel to the  center of  Europe as you waltz, Fox Trot, Tango and even Swing  in an 18th century ballroom setting.  Ballroom dance lessons will be provided as an introduction r refresher.

3) CASINO:
Take to the games and partake in mock gambling with a special Monte Carlo Casino, including Black Jack, craps, Five Card Draw and  Hold 'em Poker (admittedly, a little American touch). (Note: These games are just for fun. There is no real gambling involved. You can neither win nor lose money)

4) EUROPEAN NIGHTCLUB:
In the second half of the evening, we visit the hottest nightclubs from the south of France to L ‘Avenue des Champs Elysées as one of Washington's top DJs spins the best retro, swing and top 40 dance hits.

5) EUROPEAN/FRENCH BAR
After a special champagne welcome drink, we will present an OPEN BAR of European wines European wines, beers and other nonalcoholic refreshments.  Wines and beers from at least 5 different European countries will be on hand for you to sample and enjoy!

6) LES DESSERTS
Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake!" And we will. As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of France, our dessert selection offers you a wide variety of assortment de Petites Patisseries.  Experience the exquisite French desserts found in some of the finest restaurants, cafes and casinos in all of Paris and Monte Carlo. Catered by the French Embassy's regular chefs. The menu includes:
Chocolate croustillant
Choux with coffee cream
Bavarois cheese cakes
(More desserts TBA)

7) EUROPEAN HOLIDAY CHOCOLATES TASTING
Sample, compare and conquer some of the greatest chocolates from throughout Western and Eastern Europe.

8) WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN
A drawing for all to partake in. One lucky person will win plane and hotel to Jamaica!

9) CHARITY TOY DRIVE with TOYS FOR TOTS:
Help TTD spread joy to children this year. A marine representative from Toys for Tots will be on hand for collection. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy.
10) PLUS - A VISIT BY SANTA: Santa will come to take pictures and to tell you about how HE is celebrated in France!

 

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $65 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Dec 9th @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Dress code: Black Tie Optional, Minimum of Suit and Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

 


Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2017 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR Los Angeles, CA May 14-19, 2017

Each year, the PTOS provides judges for this event as a public relations gesture, to promote knowledge of patents, and encourage innovation and scientific progress by today’s youth.

Detailed information and an application form to be a JUDGE at this year’s INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html
Additional forms are available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN KNX8A75 571-272-4143

Applications to be an INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR JUDGE must be turned in to JULIE ANNE WATKO or ALAN CHEN by:
NOON on JANUARY 16, 2017

The categories for which judges will be selected are:
BIOCHEMISTRY, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION, MEDICINE & HEALTH, MICROBIOLOGY, AND PHYSICS

The judging team selected will represent the PTOS.  The judges will choose one Grand Award winner, and several First Place award winners from over 1700 finalist entries originating from over 75 nations worldwide.  Each selected judge will gain experience by organizing volunteers for regional science fairs judged by PTOS.
Dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent & Trademark Systems

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Happy Hour

5:30pm - 7pm

Wednesday, November 30th

 

 

Community Beer Company
1530 Inspiration Dr. #200

Dallas, TX 75207

 

- one free drink while supplies last for members

- new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

 

For more information contact:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

The Patent and Trademark Office Society Election Committee will be accepting nominations for candidates seeking to serve on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS as an officer or a representative.

 

Nominating petitions will be available and accepted by the Election Committee from November 28 – December 15, 2016

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

Technology Center Representatives: Two (2) from each TC (1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700) for a total of sixteen (16)

At-large Representatives – 10

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM Representative – 1

PTAB Representative – 1

Trademarks Representatives – 2

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs – 1

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified - 1

 

Interested parties should visit the Election Committee section of the P.T.O.S. website

(http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2017_election.html) to obtain a nominating petition, and for additional information regarding electronic submission of petitions. Completed nominating petitions may be emailed to robert.fuller@uspto.gov or hand-delivered to one of the locations listed below by 3:00PM on December 15, 2016.

 

Robert Fuller                      x2-6300                KNX 2C05

Renee Luebke                   x2-2009                JEF 10A11

 

Voting will take place from January 10-12, 2017.  Voting will take place online via the PTOS e-vote system.

Announcements

PTOS and Pewabic Pottery

Wednesday, November 30th 4:15 – 6:00

Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Connect with your creative side with the quintessential Detroit art experience:

        Tour the National Historic Landmark

        Learn the Pewabic Pottery technique from professionals and create your own Pewabic tile

Tour and class normally $20.00, but FREE for PTOS members

All are welcome including guests. Non-members can sign up for PTOS before or at the event.

 To RSVP by Monday 11/28, sign up for PTOS or get additional information contact:

david.posigian@uspto.gov (RPL 2060)

kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov (RPL 2022)

victoria.shumate@uspto.gov (RPL 2024)

Announcements

PTOS

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

AT GORDON BIERSCH

 

December 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

900 F St NW Washington, DC 20004

 

One Block from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro

 

Limited Amount of Free drinks and light appetizers for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee Contact Robert Hodge, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or David Lotter with Questions

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

Happy Hour at Ludwig’s German Table

 

Ludwig’s German Table

261 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112

Thursday, December 1, 2016

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Members receive a drink ticket

Come check out this new German place in a beautiful historic building in Downtown San Jose

PTOS members only

You can sign up for membership at the event

All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible

 

If you have any questions, please contact Namitha Pillai or Loan Truong

Announcements

EVENING AT THE EMBASSY OF CHINA

When: Fri Dec 2, 2016 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Embassy of People’s Republic of China
3505 International Place, NW

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Step onto foreign soil and learn about culture of china with an exclusive visit to the Embassy Of The People’s Republic Of China.

Featuring: Native Chinese Dinner – Prepared by the Embassy Chef
Live Chinese Music
Diplomatic Greeting and Discussion

The embassy’s private chef is preparing a special buffet dinner of exquisite Chinese delicacies. The dishes will be prepared in a manner native to authentic Chinese menus – as you might find in the finest restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai.

The embassy will also have a panel of senior diplomats from various departments to meet with us and answer questions. We will begin our evening with a discussion in the embassy’s grand auditorium. Guests include members of China’s foreign policy, economic team, and China-U.S. office.  They, and others from the embassy, will be on hand to discuss and answer questions from you throughout the evening

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $35 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Nov 23rd @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Dress code: Business Attire. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited

Announcements

PTOS Dinner Dance - Kid's Camp

December 9, 2016

Childcare time is 6:30 to 10:30 PM            

Remsen Conference Center - 1st Floor

 

Let It Snow Kid's Camp! With NannyTainment Ages 0-12 We come with age appropriate games, crafts, activities, STEM experiments, and more. We will provide supervision and laughs galore. For the Let It Snow Camp our theme means winter related "funtastic" times. Part of our added theme for this event would be tied into creativity, patents, copyrights, and trademarks for the older kids, including a relay race game to the "patent office."

Four Hour Event Camp, Club, and Care

 

Kid's Camp provided by NannyTainment

We're insured professionals with experience and education in working with kids of all ages.

 

Cost $15/child or $30/family (more than 2 children)

 

RSVP at: https://ptosdinnerdancechildcare2016.eventbrite.com

 

For Questions please contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh, David Lotter or Robert Hodge

Announcements

PTOS November Happy Hour!

When: Wednesday November 16, 2016 from 4-7 pm Hard Times Café.

1404 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Limited Amount of Free drinks for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

For Information Contact: Rebecca.Eisenberg@Uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS DINNER DANCE

 

December 9th, 2016 7PM-10PM

Madison Auditorium

 

Details regarding purchasing tickets will be sent from EventBrite via email.

 

$25 per person (one guest per member)

Limited number of seats available - Purchase by Dec. 1st!

 

~Cocktail & Hors' D 'Oeuvre Reception~

~Buffet Dinner~

~ Dessert ~

Menu available on EventBrite

~ Cash Bar available for the duration of the event ~

 

For Questions Please Contact David Lotter, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Robert Hodge

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“Undue Diligence”
by
Paul Haughey

"I had low expectations when I began to read my free copy of Undue Diligence. . . . A legal thriller about a patent attorney written by a patent attorney? — Give me a break!
As it turned out . . .  I hardly put the book down until it was finished! It is a fun story, well written with plenty of action. The patent prosecutor (Joe Nile) is the hero; patent troll villains allow for a continuous stream of jabs at the patent system; and the office politics are real.  If you like Grisham, you’ll enjoy Undue Diligence as well" (Dennis Crouch).

Light refreshments will be served!
December 20, 2016 (Tuesday)
12:00-1:00 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV


Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talk Series

 

Talk #8: College Savings

Creating a college savings can be quite challenging. In this presentation, we'll discuss the various College Savings Programs and answer the following Frequently Asked Questions:

-What is the true cost of college?

-How can I save effectively?

-Where do I get started?

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

-Thursday, 11/17/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center - Level 1 -Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

 

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Caption Access: http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3104302

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these "Talks", please contact Angela Nguyen, Aimee Li, and Rebecca Eisenberg.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

 

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Avalanche vs LA Kings
November 15, 7pm @ Pepsi Center

Come cheer on the Avs as they take on the LA Kings!  $30, or $25 for PTOS members.  Please pay Tom Giampaolo or Emily Morgan by November 9.  Happy hour location for before the game is TBD, suggestions welcome!

Announcements

Thinking about applying to George Washington Law School?

Have questions about the admission process and IP programs?

 

Meet the Deans from George Washington Law School

Sophia Sim, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

John Whealan, Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law

Thursday, November 10, 2016

3 - 4 pm

Randolph 1D04/1D14

To attend via WebEx, register using the link below:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec8346a6b6ee3bdb89d0d7aa53bab2489

 

Any past or current GW Law students interested in sitting on the panel to answer questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

 

Sponsored by the PTOS Education Committee

Please contact Catherine Loikith or Shawn Lillemo for further details.

 

Visit www.PTOS.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

PTOS Detroit Happy Hour

Monday, November 14th - 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Atwater Brewery - 237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

 

All are welcome to attend! Stick around for Quizzo Trivia starting at 7:00pm.

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

MEXICAN EMBASSY - BLACK TIE DAY OF THE DEAD MASQUERADE GALA & FIESTA

When: Fri Nov 4, 2016 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Embassy of Mexico / Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is Mexican holiday observed today throughout Mexico  The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and
family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico.

You're invited to come in either black tie (optional) or masquerade style (optional) and dance as they do on the most elegant (and eerie) of dance floors and ballrooms of throughout Mexico

Featuring:  DAY OF THE DEAD  LIVE MARIACHI DANCING AND MUSIC
  DIA DE MUERTOS ALTER
  DAY OF THE DEAD  BUFFET
  DJ AND LATE NIGHT DANCING
  OPEN BAR

To commemorate the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, you’ll experience a live costumed Mariachi troupe with music and dancing. Its members have origins from all over Mexico and other parts of
Latin American. The traditional mariachi ensemble emerged in the 1800's in several western states of Mexico, including Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, and Michoacán Native dancers will be on
hand to perform and teach traditional Mexican (and Dia De Meurtos) dancing, in addition to performing an amazing, authentic Mariachi dance performance with traditional costumes!

Hosts at the Embassy/Center will be displaying a Day of the Dead Alter and Ceremmony. You will take part in a celebration that tries to awaken the dead to join us in a
Mexican and American Halloween Style celebration.

One of Washington, D.C.’s best D.J.s will rival the best nightclubs in Cancun with both American and Mexican pop music and dancing. Includes modern high energy, Retro, Salsa, today’s top 40 hits, and much more!

Challenge your taste buds with an authentic Mexican buffet. Featuring American and Mexican Halloween/Day of the Dead style treats for your enjoyment.  Including:
Pan de Muerto: Day of the Dead Decorated Bread
Chicken Pasilla Empanada: Chicken Empanadas
Tequila Infused Queso Fundido and Tomato Salsa
Warm Cheese Dip
Taco Chips, Carrots and Celery
Spicy Chocolate Mousse with Black Rice and Sour Cherries
Tes Leche Cake
Chamourrado
Special American Halloween Treats and Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Enjoy an open bar featuring a wide array of Mexican beers, wines and, of course, Tequila!

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

PRICE:  $90 per person for members and family, must be 21+ to attend (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by October 31st @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Dress code: Black Tie Optional / Masquerade Style Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

October 26th

4:00-7:00 pm

San Antonio Bar & Grill

Hoffman town center

200 Swamp fox rd.

Alexandria VA, 22314

 

One free drink while supplies last,

 

for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Joseph Greenlund in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Halloween Happy Hour

5:30pm - 7pm

Thursday, October 27st

 

Costume Contest!!!

        Treat for the best

             Trick for the worst 

 

Community Beer Company
1530 Inspiration Dr. #200

Dallas, TX 75207

 

- one free drink while supplies last for members

- new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

 

For more information contact:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS


The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem
by Stacy Schiff
“The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar. It spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives, parents and children one another. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.
Speaking loudly and emphatically, adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis. Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched-at a politically tumultuous time-on the edge of what a visitor termed a "remote, rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness."
The Witches is Schiff 's riveting account of a seminal episode, a primal American mystery unveiled-in crackling detail and lyrical prose-by one of our most acclaimed historians” (Amazon review)


November 8, 2016 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talk Series

 

Talk #7: 5 Steps to Solving Your Financial Planning Puzzle
Creating your financial plan is like putting a puzzle together. With proper understanding of the picture on the puzzle box, each piece’s unique characteristics, and how everything fits together, you will be on your way to achieving your financial goals and solving your puzzle.

In this workshop, you will learn the 5 Simple Steps to Fitting Your Pieces Together to achieve Financial Freedom. Come prepared to take notes and engage. We will be handing out workbooks to those who come to the live event. For those online, please go to
www.bit.ly/solvingthepuzzle.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

-Tuesday, 10/18/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1

-Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Caption Access:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3079874

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Aimee Li, and Becky Eisenberg.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

***DETROIT OFFICE*** PTOS Happy Hour

Thursday, October 20th – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Griffin Claw Brewing Company ‐ 575 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009

Come celebrate the new fiscal year with colleagues. All are welcome to attend!

Free drink tickets and appetizers for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non‐members can sign up for membership at the event.

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov; kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov; or victoria.shumate@uspto.gov

Announcements

Donate Your Unwanted Goods To Local Charities:

The Salvation Army

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Arlington Food Assistance Center

One Site by Lens Crafters

Drop Off at Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Receipts for Donations

Available to Donors

This event is sponsored by the USPTO WorkLife Team and PTOS.

No other time is authorized for this event. This is for informational purposes only and does

not imply an endorsement of any related business. The USPTO makes no guarantee as to

the nature of any products or services offered.

Announcements

***Denver Office***

October Happy Hour
Thursday, October 6 at 5pm
Ignite Burgers & Bar, 2124 Larimer Street

Join PTOS for our October Happy Hour at Ignite! PTOS members will receive 1 free drink

Announcements

VENETIAN BALL AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY

When: Fri October 7, 2016 7:30 pm to 11:45 PM (VIP)
Where: Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Metro: Dupont/Woodley Park

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Tonight, travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on to Italian soil for a very special and elegant evening at the Embassy of Italy.

As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an Italian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, dancing, opera, film, and more!


Featuring:  Venetian Ballroom Music, Dance Presentation & Lesson
  Opera Presentation
  Masquerade Contest
  Dinner, open bar


Early Admission to the Gala (7:30 PM);
- Private Champagne Reception;
- Special Early Dinner Menu, including:
Genovese’s Antipasto
Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Colorful Peppers, Pickled Vegetables, Carrots, Salami, Provolone, Olives, Melon and Red and Green Grapes
A Chopped Salad of Fresh Crisp Greens, Golden Pear, Cucumber, Marinated Cranberry, Red Onion, Celery, Toasted Pine nuts
Rich Balsamic Pancetta Dressing
Breast of Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms
Tortellini Alfredo
Handmade Little Meatballs in Rustic Tomato Sauce
Creamy Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Caramelized Onions
Green Beans with Cannellini, Sun-Dried Tomato and Oregano
Focaccia, Garlic Toasts and Warm Italian Bread
Whipped Butter, Herb Olive Oil and Pumpkin Butter

DESERT MENU
A Tuscan Village House Dessert Display
Tiramisu
Canolis
Pizzelle, Biscotti, Snowball, Apricot Occhio di Bue, Amarelli Cookies
Fresh Seasonal Fruit with Mascarpone Cream
Coconut Macaroon dipped in Chocolate
Florentines

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

PRICE:  $90 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Sept 30th @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Dress code: Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited

Announcements

PTOS Happy New Fiscal Year Oktoberfest

 

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:00-8:00 PM

Madison Auditorium

 

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

This event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee.

Please contact Seah Nikmanesh, Dave Lotter or Rob Hodge with questions.

Announcements

Ethics CLE: Recent Developments in USPTO Ethics Cases

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education:

Recent Developments in USPTO Ethics Cases:

In other words, what are some recent ways practitioners (and non-practitioners) have gotten into trouble?

 

Robin Crabb, Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

Also fielding questions, Andy Roberts from the Office of Enrollment and Discipline

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

3-4pm

Jefferson Conference Center, 1D70-80

* Whether attending in-person or via WebEx *
Click on the following link to register and to confirm your attendance in advance.

 

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9e3d3f4178655983367bcf1dd4b191a1


On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on October 4th.

 

One hour of Ethics CLE credit from the VA State Bar has been applied for.

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

***DETROIT OFFICE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION***

Live interactive webcast at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

(located at 300 River Place South, #2900. Detroit, MI 48207)

(broadcast from USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA)

If you have any questions, please contact Suchin at suchin.parihar@uspto.gov.

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

End of the Year Happy Hour

 

Sushi Confidential

31 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Let’s roll into the new Fiscal Year with a happy hour! 

Members receive a drink ticket for a choice of Draft Beer, Sake Cocktails, Well Cocktail or Wine.  There will also be free appetizers and sushi.

Join us for a fun evening to catch up with your colleagues after the end of the FY!

While supplies last

PTOS members only

You can sign up for membership at the event

Announcements

PTOS Membership Drive – Join Today: http://www.ptos.org/uploads/documents/membership-form.pdf

Bring a new member to Oktoberfest (and/or sign-up through 10/4) and you’ll
both be entered to WIN* Amazon or Starbucks gift cards !!!

*Details for Raffle: $15 eCard to your choice of Starbucks or Amazon. Up to one prize per person. Open to all PTOS members.
USPTO (any employee)- $2/biweek

WHY JOIN?
• Meet people and participate in social activities: e.g. happy hours, skydiving, annual picnic, go kart racing, winery & brewery trips, dinner
dance, ski trip, book club, baseball game outing
• Membership discounts: e.g. movie tickets, Zipcars, Nats games, financial planning services, performing arts shows
• Educational Credit : Earn free CLE credits for VA
• Outreach opportunities: e.g. mentoring/tutoring students, judging in science fairs, kids in chemistry, judging in moot court competitions
• Free online subscription: Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society (JPTOS)
• Athletic activities: (i.e., Softball league, running/walking clubs, golf tournament, 5K)

Announcements

 

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS
and APANET

“The Sympathizer"
by Viet Thanh Nguyen


"The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction,The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship" (Amazon Reviews).


October 18, 2016 (Tuesday)
12:00 PM- 1:00PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV
ANGELA NGUYEN: ANGELA.NGUYEN@USPTO.GOV
NASIR AHMED: NASIR.AHMED@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

PTOS Fall 2016 Scramble
 
The Courses at Andrews
Joint Base Andrews, MD
South Course

*20 mins from USPTO*


Tuesday, October 11th, 9:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$80/player* Tournament Fee:
• Cart for tournament
• Captain’s Choice Scramble
• Golfer’s banquet
• Team prizes
• PTOS Gift

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by September 30th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talk Series

 

Talk #6: Life Insurance – A Versatile Tool

-Many people view Life Insurance as a product to protect their family in the event they are gone. While this is a primary reason, it's not the only one. Life Insurance is much like a Swiss Army knife, one tool that can serve many purposes.

-At this presentation, we will review the basics of life insurance and discuss many alternative uses that can help you maximize your financial situation and minimize taxes. We’ll also discuss the FEGLI Open Enrollment and the Benefits & Drawbacks.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

-Tuesday, 9/20/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1

-Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Caption Access:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3051846

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Aimee Li, and Becky Eisenberg.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

Denver EOFY Happy Hour

Rhein Haus 
1415 Market St
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm
 
Let’s get amped up for the End of Fiscal Year by playing some Bocce!  Compete in, or watch, 8 PTOS bocce teams in a tournament on Tuesday, September 13.  Members receive a drink ticket.

Announcements

PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education:

Hot Topics in Trademarks

Debra Lee, Trademark Attorney for the Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO*

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

10am – 11am

Paris Room of the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) in Madison East (above the public search room)

 

* Whether attending in-person or via WebEx *
Click on the following WebEx link to register and to confirm your attendance in advance
https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb2a0667e68c1c1c9406cd1076f2528cf

On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on September 12th

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements
PTOS Happy Hour
Trademark Bar
2080 Jamieson Ave
Alexandria, VA
Tuesday, September 6th 2016
4-7 PM
One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.
You can sign up for membership at the event.
Announcements

Detroit PTOS Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 30th, 12:30-1:30  PM

Ice cream served in the park directly across the street from the Detroit office, on the corner of Atwater and Joseph Campau.

In the event of rain, the location will be in the Conference Room

 

*While supplies last

*Please bring your PTOS membership card

For anyone interested in joining PTOS, membership forms will be available at the event or can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

Denver PTOS Ice Cream Social

Thursday September 8th

2:00pm 15th floor pantry

Free Ice Cream for PTOS members

 

Announcements
Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!
Tuesday, August 23rd, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ice Cream carts located outside on the Dulany Street side of the Madison Atrium
In the event of rain, carts will be located on the lower level of the Madison Atrium
*Limit one per member, while supplies last
*Please bring your PTOS membership card
For anyone interested in joining PTOS, membership forms will be available at the Ice Cream carts or can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org
Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

 

Continuing Legal Education:

Legal Highlights in IP Law during 2015-2016

William LaMarca and Farheena Rasheed

Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2pm – 3pm

Randolph Conference Center, 01D04-14

 

Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on the following link to register and to confirm your attendance in advance:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0069fea8f4263a02a0ece92a5fdabd6b


On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on August 29th.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.Lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES

 

Talk #5:  TSP Loans

-Why have a TPS Loan?  What are the TSP loan costs?  What are opportunity costs?  How do taxes relate to TSP loans?

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, 8/24/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Closed Caption Access:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3014849

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Aimee Li, Becky Eisenberg.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Malaysia

When: August 12, Fri, 2016 7:00 pm to 10:00 PM
Where: Embassy of Malaysia
3516 International Ct. NW

Metro: Van Ness - UDC

Travel half way around the world and experience the majesty of Malaysia as we invite you to a special evening on Malaysian soil with cultural music, dance, food, drinks, art and more.

Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia, let alone the world.   Learn more about its land, history and culture in one fantastic evening. Join the diplomats as we experiences centuries of culture from this South Asian treasure. 

Featuring:  Diplomatic Greeting / Film and Art
  Malaysian Food as prepared by native chef of embassy
  Cultural Music and Dance Presentation

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/


PRICE:  $28 per person for members and family (up to 2)

$28 per person, limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved by Aug 5th @ 3PM and PAID for by Aug 10th @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour!

August 8th 4:00-7:00 pm
Pizzeria Paradiso
124 King street

One free drink while supplies last
for PTOS members only.
Bring your PTOS membership card.
You can sign up for membership at the event.

Contact Joseph Greenlund in the event of any questions.
Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Georgia

WHEN: July 27, Wed, 2016 7:00pm to 9:30pm

WHERE: Embassy of Georgia
1824 R Street, NW

Metro: Dupont Circle

From the majestic Caucasus Mountains to the spectacular Black Sea, Georgia is an Eastern European marvel that is attracting more and more visitors every year. When beautiful scenery, charming towns, incredible food, and a strong culture, it is no wonder that tourism is booming more and more.

Tonight, step onto foreign soil and get your first look into Georgian culture without ever leaving the DMV.   Join the diplomats of the Embassy of Georgia for a special evening of native food, wine, music, dance, film, art, and a very special Georgian fashion show – in D.C. tonight only for this exclusive presentation.

Program:

Georgian Cuisine / Beverages
Khachapuri- Badrijani- Pkhali
Cakhapuli & Lamb Stew
Salmon with Baze Sauce [walnut sauce]
Sate rice with Sesame and Dry Apricot
Assorted Mini Peppers Dolmas
Assorted Georgian Cheese with Berries
Georgian Bread
Dessert: Palamushi- Raspberries Cake
Local wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks

PRICE:  $34 per person for members and family (up to 2)

All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by July 25th 2016 @ 5PM
Cash and Check Payments can be made to: Kang Hu, RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES

Talk #4:  Tax Diversification Triangle
-Understanding the role of taxes in retirement income planning and the need to have a written financial plan that incorporates tax planning into the overall picture.  What is your plan?

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:
Thursday, 7/21/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1
Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

WebEx for the Presentation:
https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82
Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345
(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

Closed Caption Access:
http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=2987226

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.
For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Aimee Li, Becky Eisenberg.
To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.


Announcements

***Denver Office***
July Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 26 at 5pm
Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St

Join PTOS for cornhole at Mile High Spirits! During the workday, donate 5 pounds of food
to the Feds Feed Families bin in Tom’s office to save your spot in the tournament. For 5
pound donation examples, please see the green box at http://ptoweb.uspto.gov/feedfamilies/.

Questions? Contact Tom x7-4235, or Allison x7-4684

Announcements

Like playing sports?

 

The PTOS Athletics Committee wants to know which sports you enjoy, so they can determine what kinds of leagues to host.

Please fill out an interest form at

http://www.ptos.org/committees/ptos_athletics/interest_form.html

Volunteer opportunities are also available!

 

If you have questions or comments that you'd like to contact someone directly on, please email Rob Hodge (Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov) or Seah Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov).

Announcements

***Silicon Valley Satellite Campus***

JOIN PTOS FOR A RATHER CURIOUS

MADHATTER’S UnQUARTERLY EVENT

to celebrate the End of the Quarter

 

Tea and snacks will be served

Wednesday, July 13th, 2-4 PM

Shoe room of the Silicon Valley Office

PTOS members: Free

Guests: $5 (Limit 3 guests per member)

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Third Quarter Happy hour

Frankie’s Downtown

Thursday

July 14th 2016

5-7 PM

1303 Main St.

Dallas, TX 75202

 

Come take a break to celebrate the end of the 3rd Quarter!

Pizza and beverages while supplies last.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

(All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible!)

 

For information contact: luther.behringer2@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Third Quarter Happy Hour

 

July 14th 2016

5-8 PM

 

Madison Auditorium Alexandria, VA.

 

Come take a break to celebrate the end of the 3rd Quarter!

Pizza and beverages while supplies last.

 

For PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Dave Lotter in the event of any questions. 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

PTOS PRESENTS: Phantom of the Opera

When: Sunday July 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Orchestra Section-- Kennedy Center Opera House
Cost: $90 Per Ticket


How: Tickets MUST be reserved online at
http://ptos.org/reservations

Payments can be made using PayPal*, Cash**, or a Check** made payable to PTOS.
You MUST arrange for payment of your tickets (if paying by cash or check) by contacting Rebecca within 5 BUSINESS DAYS of placing your order or your order will be CANCELLED.
Tickets are available for pickup after the reservations and payment have been received.


For questions, directions, or more information contact Rebecca Eisenberg X05879
*a service fee applies for the use of paypal
**payment using cash or checks do not incur a fee although one will show up online

Announcements

PTOS- Food Kitchen Volunteering Opportunity-***DENVER OFFICE***

When: Thursday, August 11th at 5 am till 7:30 am

Where: Denver Rescue Mission (1130 Park Ave. West, Denver, CO 80205, Corner of Park and Lawrence with entrance on Lawrence Street; https://www.denverrescuemission.org/). Parking available nearby.

Who: You (family and friends welcome - need to be at least 12 years old)

What: We will be assisting serving breakfast to the homeless.

Why: To serve breakfast to those less fortunate and do some good in our community -- getting up early one morning is a small price to pay!

We will be going to Snooze afterwards for our Breakfast (2262 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205).

Please RSVP to Allison Bourke or Kathleen Alker by COB Friday July 29th.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“Alexander Hamilton"
by Ron Chernow


“Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States” (goodreads).


July 19, 2016 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES

Talk #3: 529 ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Financial Planning
C0-HOSTED BY: ResponAbility & PTOS

Overview:
Planning long-term financial security can be a challenge for individuals with disabilities or their family members and caregivers. In this important seminar open to all USPTO employees, a seasoned financial advisor will discuss 529 ABLE accounts, newly created as a way to help individuals with disabilities and their family members grow investments tax-free and withdraw any time for eligible disability-related expenses.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Randolph Conference Center (1D04-14)

WebEx: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82
Event number/ID: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345
Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000

Link for closed captioning: www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=2963922

This event is co-sponsored by ResponsAbility, the USPTO’s affinity group for disability awareness and action, and the Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS). For more information, contact Alexander.Camarota@uspto.gov or Angela.Nguyen@uspto.gov.

Announcements

PTOS Microbrewery Tour

 

Friday August 12, 2016

 

 PTOS members -$25

 Guests -$40 (limit 1 guest per member)

 

 Reserve your spot at http://ptos.org/reservations before July 29, 2016.

 Cost includes tour bus fare and first drink at Kettles and Grains.

 Tour starts at 3:00PM at Kettles and Grains (161 Fort Evans Rd NE #100, Leesburg, VA) and ends around 8:30PM at the same location.

 

Contact Rob Hodge - robert.hodge@uspto.gov, David Lotter - david.lotter@uspto.gov or Seahvosh Nikmanesh - seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov  Seating is Limited

Announcements

Law School, Financial Aid and LSAT Prep Fair

 

Thursday, July 7 AND Friday, July 8, 2016

9:30am – 11:30am (both days)

Madison Auditorium

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school, financial aid and the LSAT. 

 

The following schools will be at the Fair:

- American University Washington College of Law

- The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

- George Mason University School of Law

- George Washington University Law School

- Georgetown University Law Center

- Rutgers School of Law – Newark

- University of Baltimore School of Law

- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

- University of Richmond School of Law

- William and Mary School of Law

- And maybe more!

 

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET

Please contact Catherine Loikith, Adam Duda, Jason Heidemann, Shawn Lillemo or Angela Nguyen for further details.

 

Visit www.PTOS.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Announcements

Beer Brewing

 

Want to Brew some Beer?

 

When: "First" Friday August 12, 2016 from 11:30AM - 3:00 PM

 

Where: Kettles & Grains

161 Fort Evans Rd NE #100 - Leesburg, VA 20176

 

What: We will be Brewing Beer that will be served at the Fiscal Year Happy Hour in October

 

Cost: $0 per person - PTOS MEMBERS ONLY

 

To Participate Please RSVP http://www.ptos.org/reservations

 

Please Contact Rob Hodge robert.hodge@uspto.gov, David Lotter -david.lotter@uspto.gov or Seahvosh Nikmanesh - seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov with any questions. with any questions.

 

RSVP by COB - Friday July 29, 2016.

 

Limited to 24 people ONLY

Announcements

Washington Nationals – 2016 Regular Season

PTOS Members, employees, friends & family enjoy season long ticket discounts!

 

Step 1: Visit nationals.com/VIP

Step 2: Select GAME OF YOUR CHOICE

Step 3: Enter code PTOS

 

By using the code above members will receive between 15-20% discount depending on seat location.

 

Four different seat locations are available using the above code:

Baseline Box

LF/RF Corner

LF/RF Mezzanine

Upper Gallery

 

This is sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

Announcements

***Denver Office***
June Happy Hour
Thursday, June 9 at 5pm
1Up, 1925 Blake Street

Come join in the arcade fun!  There will be giant Jenga, skeeball, pinball,
Pacman, Mario, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Tron, and all your favorites.  
PTOS will provide a drink at 1Up on June 9. 
Bring your quarters or small bills for the change machine!


Contact Emily with any questions x74387

Announcements

Notice of Vacancy - JPTOS Board of Governors

 

There is a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

Term for Governor would last for a full three (3) years.

 

The position requires attendance (in-person or via teleconference) at monthly meetings to direct business matters of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society including publishing, advertising, staffing, and editorial content.

 

All those interested in this position should obtain a Governor Application Form from Rebecca Eisenberg (rebecca.eisenberg@uspto.gov x05879).

 

Application packages must include:

(1) a completed Governor Application Form, (2) a statement of qualifications for the position and/or résumé, and (3) a statement of interest in the position.

 

The application deadline is 5:00 PM on June 1, 2016

Announcements

The Office of Innovation Development, SPECO, NIHF, and PTOS invite you to “Inventing a Better Mousetrap” booksigning by the authors Alan and Ann Rothschild.

Wednesday, May 25th

Author Lecture @ 12 p.m.

Book Signing and Reception @ 1 p.m.

National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

America has always been a place that celebrates the genius of innovation. As part of the patent application process early American inventors were required to submit working models. Join authors Ann and Alan Rothschild as they explore the importance of patent models and share stories about their collection.

 

Please direct and questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS-Denver May Happy Hour

Wynkoop Brewery

1634 18th St

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5-7 pm

 

 

Please join the Denver office of PTOS for happy hour at Wynkoop Brewery on May 24 from 5 to 7 pm.

One free drink while supplies last,  for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.  Please contact Thane (Thane.Underdahl@USPTO.GOV ) or Tom (Thomas.Giampaolo@USPTO.GOV)

Announcements

2016-2017 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES


Talk #2: What happened to the Long Term Care Market?!

There has been a major shift in the Long Term Care Insurance marketplace. Consumer’s aren’t purchasing it and insurance companies aren’t pricing it correctly. The Federal Long Term Care Program is due for another premium increase!


As a consumer, what are your options? How do you create a plan to cover you and your family, while still being able to protect yourself against major premium increases and other challenges effecting the marketplace.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Thursday, 5/19/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82  

641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen and Aimee Li.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Happy hour

Katy Trail Ice House

Thursday

May 19th 2016

5-7 PM

3127 Routh St.

Dallas, TX 75201

 

One free drink while supplies last, for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

(All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible!)

 

For information contact: luther.behringer2@uspto.gov

Announcements

*Update information: Live WebEx will be available, please sign up in the PTOS catalog (http://ptos.org/reservations/) and WebEx information will be forwarded to
the registered attendees. On campus employees are encouraged to attend in person*


Brazilian High-Tech Litigation:Law, Business & Policy

Hosted by the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS)
International Relations Committee

May 10th, 2016 (3-5P) followed by Q&A and light refreshment

Global Intellectual Property Academy at USPTO


PTOS is pleased to announce a special presentation from the experts of Brazilian IP law with issues surrounding the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office.

On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 we will have the pleasure of special guests from Brazil to speak on topics including:

The benchmarks of the Brazilian PTO; the current understanding of the Brazilian PTO on hot issues: biotech, pharma, telecom, internet, laws of nature, etc. (Otto Licks)

The relationship between The Brazilian PTO and the Brazilian federal government with the Federal Judiciary. The standard of review of administrative decisions by federal judges. (Liliane Roriz)

What to expect from the IP policy making agenda. (Nuno Carvalho)

The government after the impeachment procedures: new government or severe changes in the current one. (Regis Arslanian), Potential impacts for IP / patent agenda, budget for Brazilian PTO, etc.


Special Guest Speakers:
Otto Licks, found and partner at Licks Attorneys
Judge Liliane Roriz (ret.), partner, former federal trial judge and federal appellate judge on IP matter.
Mr. Nuno Pires de Carvalho, partner, former WIPO/WTO
Ambassador Regis Arslanian (ret.), of counsel, former career diplomat with focus on trade negotiations.  


Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, please sign up online at http://ptos.org/reservations/


Please direct any questions to: Lynn Anne Bristol (26883) or Kang Hu (01344)


Announcements

5th (almost) Annual PTOS Innovation 5k

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Plot Trot starts at 8:15am

Innovation 5k states at 8:30am

 

To find out more about the .1k Plot Trot or the Innovation 5k, visit the registration page at www.ptos.org/5k

MUST REGISTER BY 5/25 TO GUARANTEE RECEIVING A TECHNICAL RUNNING SHIRT

 

Pricing:

$25 for PTOS Members

$35 for non-PTOS Members

 

Kids 17 & under - $25

Parent & Child Team pricing available.

 

Entry for just the Plot Trot - $5

(Plot Trot registrants have the option to purchase a race t-shirt for an additional $10.00).

 

For complete race details and to register visit:

www.ptos.org/5k

 

If running is not your thing, you can still be a part of the event by volunteering!

To volunteer or for questions contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Matthew Troutman

Announcements

 

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“The Diamond Age"
(HUGO Award for Best Novel (1996))
by Neal Stephenson

“Treating nanotechnology as he did virtual reality in Snow Crash-as a jumping-off point-Stephenson presents several engaging characters. John Percival Hackworth is an engineer living in a neo-Victorian clave, who is commissioned by one of the world's most powerful men to create a Primer that might enable the man's granddaughter to be educated in ways superior to the "straight and narrow." When Hackworth is mugged, an illegal copy of the Primer falls into the hands of a working-class girl named Nell, and a most deadly game's afoot. Stephenson weaves several plot threads at once, as the paths of Nell, Hackworth and other significant characters-notably Nell's brother Harv, Hackworth's daughter Fiona and an actress named Miranda-converge and diverge across continents and complications, most brought about by Hackworth's actions and Nell's development. Building steadily to a wholly earned and intriguing climax, this long novel, which presents its sometimes difficult technical concepts in accessible ways, should appeal to readers other than habitual SF users” (Publisher’s Weekly).

June 7, 2016 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

Texas Rangers Baseball Tickets

 

PTOS (Dallas Office) Presents Texas Rangers Baseball Tickets

Wednesday, May 11th - Rangers Vs. White Sox - $15 Upper Reserved

 

**May 11th is Dollar Hot-dog night**

 

Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.  Payment is due with your ticket order.

Tickets must be paid for by May 4th! 

 

Please contact Luther Behringer at ext. 5-9086.

Payments can be made using Cash or a Check (made payable to PTOS). 

Announcements

Detroit – PTOS Happy Hour

Thursday, April 28th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Atwater Brewery ‐ 237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

One free drink for PTOS members.

Non‐members can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

Patent & Trademark Office Society PTOS Ninja Warrior!!! Annual Picnic

 

Saturday, June 18th

12:00-5:00 PM (Food served 12:00-3:30)

Fort Hunt Park, VA

 

Food, drinks, Black Ops Obstacle Course, Gunsmoke Gallery, Jurassic Adventure, Log Jammer, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports and much more!

 

Tickets MUST be reserved online http://ptos.org/reservations/ Tickets on sale now until COB, June 10th!!

People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

Payments can be made through PayPal online (a service fee applies for the use of PayPal)* Cash and Check payments may be made to the following individuals (NO service fee applies for cash and check payments)**

 

Terry Dey, MDW 7D64

Rebecca Eisenberg, RND 7D13

Tsung Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73

Martin Rogers, REM 6B09

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49

 

For Purchases made in person you will receive an email confirmation as your receipt, however a reservation still needs to be made online.

For Purchases made through PayPal you will also receive an email confirmation as your receipt.

 

Please bring your membership card with barcode for check in.

 

For questions, directions, or more information, contact:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805, Robert Hodge at x22097 or David Lotter at x07422

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

“Dos de Mayo”

San Antonio Bar & Grill

Monday

May 2, 2016

4-7 PM

Hoffman Town Center

200 Swamp Fox Road

Alexandria, VA.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

***Silicon Valley Office***

PTOS-Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Worklife Committee April Happy Hour and Quarter Celebration

 

San Jose Office 2nd Floor Pantry

26 S 4th St.

 

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

4pm-6:30pm

Pizza, beer, and wine while supplies last.

PTOS Members are free (you can sign up at the event).  Non-members are $10.

 

Presented by the PTOS Social Committee and Silicon Valley Worklife Committee

Contact Aimee.Li@USPTO.GOV or Neveen.Abel-Jalil@USPTO.GOV for questions.

Announcements

PTOS Committee Meet and Greet

 Interested in learning what the Patent and Trademark Office Society has to offer and how you can be a part of it? Looking to make connections and friends across the office? Love planning events or gatherings?

If you answered yes to any of these questions stop by our committee meet and greet where you will be able to find out more about the biggest and longest running society in the office. 

 

April 25th, 2016

Madison South Auditorium    

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

 

Light refreshments will be provided

 

The Patent and Trademark Office Society is for Patent and Trademark professionals and other interested individuals. Founded in 1917, the Society is today internationally recognized for its activities in the patent and trademark fields. From its inception, the Society has actively influenced the patent and trademark systems - promoting the systems' growth and well-being, recalling our rich heritage and promoting the social and intellectual welfare of our members.

 

 

Please direct any questions or comments to:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh

Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@USPTO.gov

 

Brought to you by PTOS Executive Board

 

Announcements

***Updated event details – see corrected web-ex information below.***


2016-2017 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES

 

Talk #1: Navigating Today’s Financial Markets -The recent market environment has been very challenging for investors.
Growth investors fear current market volatility and uncertainty, while Income investors have no place to go for yield.
-As an investor, what are your options? How can you reduce your risk and enhance your returns? What are some strategies to take to capitalize on today’s market? You’ll learn the answers to these questions, and MORE!

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:
Thursday, 4/28/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center –Level 1

 

**Please note web-ex information has been corrected below, as of 4/18.**

WebEx for the Presentation:
https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82
Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345
(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)


Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last

HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.
-For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen and Aimee Li.
-To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education

 

Part II: Statutory & Regulatory Framework Surrounding Patent Examination and Subsequent Appellate Review

 

In December 2015, William LaMarca from the Solicitor’s Office* presented Part I of this lecture covering the statutory and regulatory frame work surrounding patent examination.  In Part II, he will cover appellate review as it takes place within the agency and subsequently in the courts.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2:30 – 3:30pm

Randolph Conference Center

Donuts will be provided

 

Step 1: Register ASAP via:

 

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4475400bacf8a5ca1899bcae55ecbff7

(even if attending in person).

Step 2: Download event materials from the WebEx link.

Step 3: Attend via WebEx or in person and have a donut.  (Sorry WebEx)

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar will be requested for this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

* Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Happy hour

City Tavern

Thursday

April 21th 2016

5-7 PM

1402 Main St.

Dallas, TX 75201

 

One free drink while supplies last, for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

(All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible!)

 

For information contact: luther.behringer2@uspto.gov

Announcements

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

 

Executive Director

(Four-Year Term)

 

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Constitution of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (herein “Society”), Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the Bylaws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (herein “Journal”), a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Executive Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• The Executive Director must be an active member of the Society.

• Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.

 

DUTIES

• The Executive Director shall be responsible for promoting the business of the Journal, advertising the Journal in other publications and at various venues, promoting advertising in the Journal, increasing Journal circulation, improving the quality of the Journal, putting the Journal out in timely manner, supervision of the editorial and advertising staff, knowledge of the standing rules and bylaws of the Journal.

• The Executive shall serve as a member of the Board of Governors but shall not have a vote on any measure affecting his or her compensation except for the Journal annual budget; shall provide monthly reports as set forth in the Standing Rules; and shall perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate by the Board of Governors.

• This is a paid position serving the Board of Governors of the Journal for a four- year term (mandated by the Society Constitution), which commences on the date of assumption of the position.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

• All applicants must submit their qualifications statement.

• A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required.

• This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society.

 

To apply, please submit your qualifications statement to:

Bratislav Stankovic           REM02C61               (571) 270-0305             bratislav.stankovic@uspto.gov

 

Deadline: Close of Business April 22, 2016

Announcements

**Denver Office**

March Happy Hour and Bocce Tournament

1415 Market St

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

5-7 pm

One free drink while supplies last,  for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Also as a special event you can form/join a team to play in a PTOS bocce tourney.  Bocce, or Italian Lawn Bowling, is a game like curling, and is perfect for all ages and abilities.  We have court space for 8 teams, so captains, please email Emily (Emily.Morgan@USPTO.GOV)  with your teams of 2-4 players, first come, first served. 

Announcements

 

PTOS Happy Hour!

 

Start off the third quarter right!

 

April 11th 4:00-7:00 pm


The Light Horse

715 King street


One free drink while supplies last, and shuffleboard


for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Joseph Greenlund in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

PTOS Spring 2016 Scramble
 
Woodlawn Golf Course
Fort Belvoir Golf Club
Fort Belvoir, VA
(20 minutes from the USPTO!)

Wednesday, May 25th, 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$80/player* Tournament Fee:
•Cart for tournament
•Captain’s Choice Scramble
•Golfer’s banquet
•Team & individual prizes

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
matthew.troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by May 9th
*Driver's License or Passport Infromation needed at time of registration to be able to get into Fort Belvoir for the event.
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.


Announcements

PTOS Denver Beer and Winemaking Club Inaugural Meeting

Wednesday April 6th at 5 PM

Byron Rogers Federal Building 14th Floor (14.147A), 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80294

 

 

PTOS-Denver would like to host the inaugural meeting of the Beer Brewing, Wine Making (Zymurgy) club on Wednesday, April 6th at 5PM  in the training room on the 14th floor (14-147A). 

This will be an introductory meeting during which we can discuss the general nature of the club.   We would like your input for the new club from the topics including brewing beer, making wine, and field trips to breweries, wineries and/or distilleries for tastings.   If you do not have any experience in zymurgy, that’s ok, that is one of the reasons we are forming  this club.  If you do have experience, that would be great.  We look forward to meeting you next week and we expect that this initial meeting will be fairly brief – about ½ hour.

 

Please contact James Hakomaki (James.Hakomaki@USPTO.GOV) or Thane Underdahl (Thane.Underdahl@USPTO.GOV) if you have any questions. 

Announcements

Spring Cleaning!!!!

Donate Your Unwanted Goods To Local Charities

Drop Off at Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

The Salvation Army

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Arlington Food Assistance Center

One Sight by Lens Crafter

 

Receipts for Donations Available to Donors

 

This event is sponsored by the USPTO Worklife Team and PTOS.

No other time is authorized for this event. This is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement of any related business. The USPTO makes no guarantee as to the nature of any products or services offered.

To volunteer or if you have any questions please contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh Seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS
The Rise and Fall of American Growth"
by Robert Gordon
“An American economist who teaches at Northwestern University, Mr. Gordon has long been famous in academic circles for advancing three iconoclastic arguments. The first is that the internet revolution is hyped. The second is that the best way to appreciate the extent of the hype is to look at the decades after the civil war, when America was transformed by inventions such as the motor car and electricity. The third is that the golden age of American growth may be over.
In “The Rise and Fall of American Growth” Mr. Gordon presents his case for a general audience—and he does so with great style and panache, supporting his argument with vivid examples as well as econometric data, while keeping a watchful eye on what economic change means for ordinary Americans. Even if history changes direction, and Mr. Gordon’s rise-and-fall thesis proves to be wrong, this book will survive as a superb reconstruction of material life in America in the heyday of industrial capitalism” (The Economist).


April 26, 2016 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

What:    Create your own masterpiece of the Washington Monument and cherry blossoms while socializing and enjoying a beverage and light appetizers, ALL skill levels welcome!!!

When:   Thursday, April 7, 4-6pm*

Where:  Monet Gogh Sip, 1101 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Price:     $32/PTOS member and $37/non-PTOS member

 

*In order to participate, tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/ All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 31st, 2016, cash and check payments made out to PTOS can be given to David Lotter in Jefferson 4A44, extension 0-7422

 

Payments can be made using PayPal**, Cash***, or a Check*** made payable to PTOS.

 

**a service fee applies for the use of paypal

***payment using cash or checks do not incur a fee although one will show up online

 

Please direct general event questions to Tonia Dollinger at extension 2-4170 or Tonia.Dollinger@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Happy St. Patents Day

March 24th 4:00-7:00 pm


Murphy’s Irish Bar


713 King street


One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

NCAA Men's College Basketball Bracket Pick’Em

Tournament runs March 17th - April 4th

 

Open to ALL USPTO employees

To Participate you must sign-up & fill out your bracket by noon on March 17th at:

http://www.ptos.org/basketballpickem/

There is no Cost to participate - PTOS membership is not required

This event is cosponsored by PTOS and USPTO Worklife

Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of NCAA Basketball Jersey

 

Questions - Contact Rob Hodge (2-2097) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (0-1805)

 

Be sure to kick off the tournament right with Show-Your-Team-Spirit Day on Thursday, March 17th

Wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover or sweatshirt and show your school pride!

Announcements

BLACK TIE GALA AT THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN
April 8th, 2016
7:15 to 11:30 PM (early VIP Admission)
Embassy of Spain (Former Ambassador’s Residence)
2801 16th Street, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights

Experience a Spanish evening filled with native Spanish food, wines, Sangria, dancing, flamenco, film, and more at the newly renovated Spanish Ambassador’s former residence greeted by diplomats from the embassy of Spain.

PROGRAM:
 
1) LIVE FLAMENCO DANCE SHOW:
Tonight, accompanied by live music, we’ll experience a special show of Flamenco dancing ranging from Flamenco puro to the Classical form, to "Flamenco nuevo"! Take out the cameras for this, for the energy and excitement of these native dancers will be unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Optional Flamenco dance lessons follow the presentation.

2) DJ & DANCING
As we rival the nightclubs in Madrid and Barcelona, one of Washington's top Djs will take us on the streets of Spain as we dance all night to the high energy beats - bringing us the best in retro, modern and top 40 dancing – Spanish style!
 
3) OPEN BAR - Including SANGRIA:
Enjoy an OPEN BAR All Night of Spanish Wines, Beers, Non Alcoholic Beverages, and of course – Sangria

4) VIP Dinner Menu: *stand up buffet style reception with limited seating
Jamón Serrano y Queso Manchego (Serrano Ham y Manchego Cheese)
Mini Empanada Gallega (Pastry stuffed with Tuna and roasted Bell Peppers)
Gazpacho (Traditional Cold Tomato and Vegetable Soup)
Ensaladilla Rusa (Potato, Tuna and Vegetable Salad)
Pimientos del Piquillo con Txangurro (Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Crab Meat and “Morron” Pepper Sauce)
Tortilla de Patata con Ali Olli (Potato and Egg Omelet with Alli- Olli)
Salmon al Bilbaina (Grilled Salmon in garlic and Olive Oil Sauce)
Pollo al Ajillo (Roasted Garlic Chicken)
Ternera Lacada sobre Cremoso de Cebollino (Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Chives Pure)
Brocheta de Champiñones al Jerez con Espárragos (Mushroom in a Sherry Sauce with Asparagus)

5) Spanish Dessert Buffet:
Fresón Con Nata a la Ribereña (Strawberry and Whipped Cream Gelatin)
Tarta de manzana Crujiente (Crispy Apple Tart)
Piruleta de Chocolate y Cereales (Dark Chocolate and Cornflakes Lollipop)
Brocheta de Fruta (Seasonal Fresh Fruit Brochette)
Arroz con Leche (Traditional Rice Pudding)
Tocino de Cielo con Horchata y Yuzu (Egg Yolk Custard with Horchata and Yuzu Sauce)

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC. tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
$70 per person, limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 23rd 2016 @ 5PM

Suggested Attire:
Black Tie Optional, Minimum Jacket and Tie for men. No jeans, casual clothes or Sneakers Permitted

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: Kang Hu, RAN 10B19
Interested in events or volunteering with international relations
committee? Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, Visit www.ptos.org


Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or  Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Announcements

PATENT & TRADEMERK OFFICE SOCIETY
100TH ANNIVERSARY EMBLEM DESIGN CONTEST

CONTEST GUIDELINES
1. Open to all PTOS members, except for Board Members who will be judging the designs.
2. Entries must be your own original work.
3. The theme is PTOS Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary.
4. Entries must be either hand drawn or computer generated.
5. Submit VIA emailed in .png, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .gif, .pdf, .eps, .svg format to  ptos.centennial@gmail.com
 with your name
 art unit
 office room number
 and office phone number.

DUE BY  Friday, April 29th, 2016, at 11:59 PM.

The PTOS logo can be downloaded from the following web link: http://goo.gl/uL1vRA
Examples of previous Anniversary Emblems can be found here: http://goo.gl/pehXX7

WINNERS & PRIZES
The winning design will be printed on all 100th anniversary memorabilia and become a lasting part of the PTOS legacy
Top three submissions will receive PRIZES
Winners will be announced by September 2016,


QUESTIONS
Contact Eliza Bennett-Hattan ptos.centennial@gmail.com
or Robert Hodge (Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov).


ABOUT PTOS
To learn more or get involved with PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Prepare for the June 2016 LSAT on WebEx

LSAT PREP COURSE

March 15 – June 2, 2016

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:30PM EST

 

24 live, online lessons using WebEx

Instructor has taught the LSAT for over 8 years

Hours of additional online video lessons

Instructor scored 173 or higher (99%)

Affordable cost of $695 or 3 payments of $232

 

StrategyPrep.com/USPTO

CALL NOW! (202) 680-4561

Open to all contractors and employees

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE for WiSE and PTOS members

Announcements

Job Announcement

Assistant Executive director- Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

 

 

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Financial Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated Skill set to perform the duties noted below.
  • Previous publishing experience is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Must be an active member of the society.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting/bookkeeping is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Responsibilities will require access to a car on a weekly basis.
  • Knowledge of web design and database management is a plus, but not necessary.

 

DUTIES

·         The Assistant Director shall assist the Executive Director, as well as Financial Director, in matters such as membership coordination, data entry, mail entries, back issue fulfillment, customer service, and documentation of operating procedures.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

·         All applicants must submit their qualifications statement.

·         A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required.

·         This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society.

 

THIS POSITION IS SALARIED

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh    seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov            Jefferson 7A49  (571) 270-1805

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on March 11, 2016

 

Announcements

Free Hot Cocoa Bar
for PTOS Members!

 

Wednesday, March 9th 2:00-3:30 p.m.

On the Lower Level of the Madison Atrium

Toppings include: marshmallows, whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and chopped nuts

 

*Limit one per member, while supplies last

*Please bring your PTOS membership card

 

For anyone interested in joining PTOS, membership forms can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS February Happy Hour!

When: Wednesday February 24th from 5-7 pm

Hard Times Café.

1404 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Limited Amount of Free drinks for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

For Information Contact: Rebecca.Eisenberg@Uspto.gov

Announcements

The Shanghai Quartet with Guest Artist Wu Man, pipa
April 26th, 2016
7:30 to 9:30 PM
National Museum of Natural History Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle

Two-time Grammy-nominated artist Wu Man performs music for solo Chinese lute (pipa) and joins the renowned Shanghai Quartet for an all-Chinese program in this special Smithsonian appearance. She is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013 by Musical America.

Strings magazine praised the Shanghai Quartet for “32 years of carrying the torch of rigorous musical integrity and profound commitment to playing music as if it was always being created anew.” 

Program
Tan Dun: Ghost Opera (chamber version)
Yi-Wen Jiang: Folksong Suite
Zhao Jiping, Zhao Lin: Red Lantern (Washington premiere)
Bright Sheng: Quartet No. 4 (“Silent Temple”)

Event hosted by PTOS International Committee, tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

$7 per person for members and family (up to 3) additional tickets can be purchased for $17

All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by April 15th 2016 @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: Kang Hu, RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please feel free to contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit
www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or  Kang.hu@uspto.gov

 

 

Announcements

Hoteller & Satellite Office PTOS Members Night Prize Drawing

 

If you were not able to attend Members Night in Alexandria because of your office location.

Here is your opportunity to win an Amazon Gift Card.

In order to be eligible you must be a Hoteller or Satellite Office PTOS Member that did not attend Members Night in Alexandria. 

And you must register at: http://ptos.org/reservations  by Friday February 26, 2016 at Noon (EST) which is when the drawing will take place. 

Winners will be contacted by email. 

Four Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded ($100, $75, $50 & $25) Please contact Robert Hodge (ext 2-2097) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (ext 0-1805) with questions This is sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

Announcements

It is time to celebrate a great year of PTOS in Denver.  So please join us in the 14th Floor Conference Room for drinks and snacks.    

 

PTOS-Denver Members Night

Thursday 2/18/16

5-7 pm

14th Floor Conference Room

Byron Rogers Federal Building

1961 Stout Street

Denver, CO 80294

 

 

Also if you have any pictures from PTOS Denver Events please give them to Thane in 15.140 or thane.underdahl@uspto.gov for a slideshow. 

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2016 Science Fair Judges
For regional science and engineering fairs

Fields for judging include:
Microbiology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Sci.
Earth & Space Sciences
Health & Medicine
Computer Science
Engineering

Location, Date,   Time      
Arlington County Science Fair Sat., March 12th 9:30 am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)

Fairfax County Regional Fair Sat., March 12th 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)

P.G. Community College Fair Sat., March 19th 8:30 am-noon
Springdale, MD (Charles Herbert Flowers HS)


If Interested, Please Contact:
Kyung Lee  kyung.lee@uspto.gov  x21994
Jie Yang  jie.yang@uspto.gov  x01884
Svetlana Ivanova svetlana.ivanova@uspto.gov x03277


Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge

Announcements

Career Enhancement Book Club


Interested in reading and discussing
popular professional development books?
Excited to engage with other USPTO employees about career growth?


Please join us for the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity’s
Career Enhancement Book Club, featuring some of the best business books.


Our first book is
“Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office” by
Lois P. Frankel


Discussion of Chapter 5 will take place on
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
12:00pm
Madison South Auditorium


***You must obtain your own copy of the book***
Sponsored by: The Office of EEO and Diversity
In Partnership with
The Network of Executive Women and PTOS
Questions? Contact Maria Hernandez or Tamika Beverly at OEEOD@uspto.gov or x28292
***No Other Time is authorized for this opportunity***

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society 2016 Annual Meeting

February 10, 2016
10:00 a.m.
USPTO Auditorium
Madison Building

This year’s speakers are

Chris Fawcett

Co-Inventor of the "Elevating Walker Chair"

PTOS Members: One hour of other time may be charged to:
Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241
Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151
with supervisor’s approval.

There will be REFRESHMENTS including COFFEE and COOKIES for those that can attend in person starting at 9:40am!

 

For those that can't attend in person, please use the following WebEx link:

   https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee6533d31c18b5429a489915e9f1dc0ac

 

Announcements

PTOS Annual Members Night

Brunch Bonanza

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

5:00-8:00pm  in the Madison Auditorium

Casino Play Provided by Ante-up Entertainment.

Please Bring a Food Donation for Casino Play* – Food will be taken to a local food Bank

 

Must be a PTOS member to attend, Photo ID is required for Entrance (i.e.

USPTO Badge or Driver’s License).

If you would like to join the night of the event, membership forms will be available at the door, a completed membership form will permit entrance into the event.

 

Every member that attends will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.

Or increase your chances of winning raffled prizes with casino play. Must be present to win.

 

Appetizers Station

Baked Pastries, Yogurt Station, Fruit Salad, and Warm Bread Pudding

 

Entrée Station

All American Strata, Greek Strata, Traditional Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Sausage and Turkey Bacon, Country Sausage Links and Thick Cut Apple Smoked Bacon, Home Style Breakfast Potatoes, Biscuits and gravy, Old Fashioned Grits, and Mexican Mania with chips and toppings.

 

Belgian Waffle Bar

Fresh Berries, Whipped Butter and Cream, Chocolate Shavings, Coconut Shavings, Powdered Sugar, and Maple Syrup.

Beverages provided.

 

* Direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Rob Hodge

Announcements

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

USPTO 2016 E-Week

Madison Auditorium, Friday, February 26, 2016 from 9:30am – 1:30pm

 

Volunteers are needed to help middle & high school students conduct a hands-on oil-water separation experiment and consider the environmental impacts of oil spills and the role engineering and innovation play in improving our world.

 

Just a few hours of your time on February 26th can inspire a lifetime of love for science in the next generation.

 

*No other time is provided

*Lunch will be provided for volunteers

*Volunteers of ALL disciplines are welcome

 

E-Week is an annual event hosted by PTOS, The Affinity Groups, The Office of Education and Outreach and The Office of EEO & Diversity.

 

To sign-up or for more information, contact Maryam Ipakchi at Maryam.ipakchi@uspto.gov or 571-270-3237

Announcements

Want to volunteer with science experiments for 3rd graders?

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jefferson-Houston Elementary

Leave the Office at 12:30pm, and the experiment is from 1:15-2:15pm

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 will be a dry run of the experiment from 2-3pm in REM 5D44

 

Please contact Tom Artman, Sonya Mazumdar or Catherine Loikith if you have any questions

 

Sponsored by Raising Excitement for Science, Engineering and Technology (RESET) and the PTOS.

 

There is no other time authorized for this event.

Announcements


THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS


The Martian
By
Andy Weir


“Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?” (Amazon)

March 15, 2016 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS MEMBERS NIGHT

Wednesday, Feb. 10 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At The Fowling Warehouse, 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211

www.fowlingwarehouse.com

 

Free “Fowling” from 5pm to 7pm and pizza from Amicci's Pizza provided for PTOS members.

RSVP by Noon (12:00pm) on Feb. 8, 2016. See David Posigian (RPL-2060, x66545, david.posigian@uspto.gov) or Ken Malkowski (RPL-2022, x64854, kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov) to RSVP or to join PTOS.

Announcements

The 2016 Election will take place from Wednesday, January 13 until Friday, January 15.

 

On Wednesday morning, January 13, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, there will be a Meet and Greet event in the Madison Lower Atrium (near Innovative Grounds).  At the event, PTOS members can meet some of the candidates running for various PTOS Board positions, while enjoying free coffee and doughnuts.  PTOS members who would like to run as write-in candidates are also welcome to participate in the event (Feel free to provide a short bio of yourself and bring it to the event, and it will be displayed at the booth).

 

Below is the slate of candidates for the 2016 Election (Asterisks denote incumbents):

 

Executive Board Positions:

 

President: Seahvosh Nikmanesh

Vice President: Fred Guillermety

Secretary: Rebecca Eisenberg*, Garrison Prinslow

Administrator: Anita Coupe, Joshua Schwartz

Treasurer: Tsung-Yin Tsai*

 

Representative Positions (The number of available positions are in parentheses):

Note that members will only vote within their own area of representation.

 

TC 1600 (2): Lori Mattison*, Jason Sims

TC 1700/2900 (2): Eliza Bennett-Hattan*, Brandon Rosati

TC 2100 (2): None

TC 2400 (2): Tonia Dollinger*, Angela Nguyen*

TC 2600 (2): Edward Park, Joshua Schwartz*, Xi Wang*

TC 2800 (2): Danielle Fox*, Seahvosh Nikmanesh*, Renee Wilson

TC 3600 (2): Cathy Loikith*, Kevin Mahne, Jeffrey O’Brien*

TC 3700 (2): Matthew Engel*, Anne Kozak, Keith Raymond*

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM (1): None

PTAB (1): None

Trademarks (2): Cheryl Butler*, Monique Watts*

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs (1): None

OPLA/OPQA/Others (1): Fred Silverberg*

 

At Large Representative (10): Eliza Bennett-Hattan, Matthew Bradley, Lynn Bristol, Anita Coupe, Alex DeVito*, Tonia Dollinger, Ryan Donlon*, Danielle Fox, Matthew Engel, Stephan Essex*, Rob Hodge*, Kang Hu*, Anne Kozak, Cathy Loikith, Kevin Mahne, Angela Nguyen, Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Jeffrey O’Brien, Edward Park, Keith Raymond, Brandon Rosati, Joshua Schwartz, Judy Swann*, Holly Thurman, Renee Wilson

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Champps Kitchen + Bar

Wednesday

January 13th, 2016

4-7 PM

1201 S. Joyce Street C-10

Arlington, VA 22202

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

PTOS Pentagon Row Ice Skating
January 13th, 2016
6:00 PM-8PM
1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington VA 22202

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating starts at 6p

Parking is available but limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket. Closest metro station is Pentagon City Metro Station
*happy hour next door at Champps

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

$5 per person  including admission and rental

All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by January 8th 2016 @ 5PM

No limit to number of tickets, enjoy with family and friends

Cash, Check Payments and Questions can be made to the following individuals:
Robert Hodge, KNX 3C01
Kang Hu, RAN 10B19


Announcements


THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS


The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
By
Michael Lewis


“The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower--and middle--class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.

Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely--really unlikely--heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair”

February 2, 2016 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

The Intellectual Property Attaché Program, the PTOS Legislative Committee, the PTOS International Relations, and the PTOS Education Committee cordially invite you to the...

 

3rd Annual IP Attaché Career Roundtable

 

Come and learn about a career in the USPTO’s Overseas Intellectual Property Rights Attaché Program. Featuring nine visiting IP Attachés from around the world.  Join in on a panel discussion with the IP Attachés to gain first-hand knowledge on how the program works and find out about exciting career opportunities in Thailand, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, and Kuwait!

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

11:30 AM—1:30 PM

GIPA 2nd floor rooms in Madison East

~~Light Lunch and Refreshments Provided~~

 

 

WebEx Link 11:30 AM-12:30 PM:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e74333f5c14b2bbc57464ac6b72553fee

 

LIMITED ATTENDANCE: Please RSVP online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

 

For any questions contact:

 

Seahvosh Nikmanesh  Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Kang Hu  Kang.Hu@uspto.gov

 

*No other time is authorized for this event*

http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/attache/

Announcements

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The Patent and Trademark Office Society Election Committee will be accepting nominations for candidates seeking to serve on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS as an officer or a representative.

 

Nominating petitions will be available and accepted by the Election Committee from November 30 – December 15, 2015

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

Technology Center Representatives: Two (2) from each TC (1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700) for a total of sixteen (16)

At-large Representatives – 10

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM Representative – 1

PTAB Representative – 1

Trademarks Representatives – 2

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs – 1

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified - 1

 

Interested parties should visit the Election Committee section of the P.T.O.S. website (http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2016_election.html) to obtain a nominating petition, and for additional information regarding electronic submission of petitions. Completed nominating petitions may be emailed to robert.fuller@uspto.gov or hand-delivered to one of the locations listed below by 3:00PM on December 15, 2015.

 

Robert Fuller                      x2-6300                KNX 2C05

Renee Luebke                   x2-2009                JEF 10A11

Elizabeth Dougherty       x2-7733                MDW1C29

               

Voting will take place from January 12-14, 2016.  Voting will take place online via the PTOS e-vote system.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2016 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR Phoenix, AZ May 9-13, 2016

Each year, the PTOS provides judges for this event as a public relations gesture, to promote knowledge of patents, and encourage innovation and scientific progress by today’s youth.

Detailed information and an application form to be a JUDGE at this year’s INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html
Additional forms are available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN RND5A21 571-272-4143

Applications to be an INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR JUDGE must be turned in to JULIE ANNE WATKO or ALAN CHEN by:
NOON on JANUARY 20, 2016

The categories for which judges will be selected are:
BIOCHEMISTRY, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION, MEDICINE & HEALTH, MICROBIOLOGY, AND PHYSICS

The judging team selected will represent the PTOS.  The judges will choose one Grand Award winner, and several First and Second Place award winners from over 1600 finalist entries originating from over 70 nations worldwide.  Each selected judge will gain experience by organizing volunteers for regional science fairs judged by PTOS.

Dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent & Trademark Systems

Announcements
The PTOS proudly presents
Continuing Legal Education: Statutory & Regulatory Framework Surrounding Patent Examination and Subsequent Appellate Review
Presented by William LaMarca, Special Counsel for IP Litigation, Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
11am – 12pm
Jefferson Conference Center

* Whether attending in-person or via WebEx *
Please click on the WebEx link below to register and to confirm your attendance in advance:
https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?d=649569747&t=a
On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on or after December 1st

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been pre-approved for this event.

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov
No other time has been authorized for this event
Announcements
2015-2016 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

Talk #5: Year End Tax Planning

OVERVIEW:

We’ll be reviewing year-end tax tips to help you keep more of your money in your pocket!

We’ll cover:
-Top 10 Tips for Year-End 2015
-Strategies for Maximizing Retirement Savings
-Paying Taxes Now vs. Paying Taxes Later
-Year End Charitable Gifts
-Understand the Kiddie Tax: Manage to your Advantage

Tuesday, December 1, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Randolph Conference Center – 1st floor

Web-ex: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e54cad669f96e36ad503724776fcc2c0b

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345
(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-3000, meeting ID: 641 815 066)

ALL are invited! Come learn, mingle, and enjoy light refreshments! (Note: No other time will be granted.)

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks, contact Angela Nguyen or Aimee Li.

For more info about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.
Announcements

PTOS Holiday Happy Hour

at Gordon Biersch

Tuesday, December 1st, 6-8 PM

 

900 F St NW, Washington, DC

One Block from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro

 

Limited Amount of Free drinks and light appetizers for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

For Information Contact: Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements

Holiday/ Winter Ball & Celebration
at The Embassy of Austria

Fri, Dec 11th, 8:15pm – 11:45pm,
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court, NW DC

- Christmas in Vienna 
- The Beauty of Innsbruck 
- The Charm of Salzburg 

Celebrate the holidays with us in one of the most exciting venues in DC, holiday carols, Austrian wines,
food, pastries, Viennese Waltzing Demos, Lessons and more!

Featuring
Holiday Ballroom Dancing – An 18th Century European Winter Ball Setting! Waltz to the sounds of
Strauss, Mozart, Lehar, Waldeufel and others. Local Ballroom Dance Masters will be on hand at the ball.
They will lead you in the Grand March to the famous Radetzky March of Johann Strauss Sr. They will
also demonstrate a beautiful Viennese Waltz before offering a special refresher dance lesson.

Austrian Holiday Buffet , Open Bar, and Pastries (Menu available upon request)

Price: $50 per person (regularly $80)
Limited to ONE guest per member

(http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Dec 3rd, 2015, orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation

 


Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact:
Kang Hu
Kang.hu@uspto.gov

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Calling all   "Gamers"

 

The PTOS has long considered establishing a “Gamers Club” for computer game enthusiasts of all kinds.  Well there seems to be no better time for our inaugural meeting than the present, particularly in view of the recent, and long awaited, release of the post-apocalyptic role playing game –  Fallout 4.

 

Fallout   Welcome to Boston

 

Let’s face it, one of the few things that Gamers love doing as much as playing games, is talking about their experience with other gamers.

For more information, contact Albert Gagliardi 

 

First Meeting: November 17th at 2:00PM

Madison-West Concourse by the Cafeteria

Announcements

PTOS invites you to an information session:

Master of Engineering in Regulatory Biomedical Engineering

 

A new graduate program offered at the George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

11:30am – 12:30pm

Randolph Conference Room

 

**Lunch is provided** so please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/rbmeinfo

 

Why rBME?

There is a demand for biomedical engineers with expertise in regulatory science to advance medical devices, imaging diagnostics and therapy.  With a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Regulatory Biomedical Engineering, students obtain the hands-on experience and knowledge to meet the global need for biomedical innovation, entrepreneurship and regulatory science.

 

To learn more: go.gwu.edu/rbme

 

Please note: No other time is authorized for this event.

Announcements

Want to volunteer while helping children learn about science and math?

The PTOS sponsors a team of volunteers that leads local schoolchildren in hands-on science and math activities.

If you’re interested in learning more, the team’s partner, a non-profit organization called ReSET, is holding an information seminar on:


Monday, November 16, 2015
Marriott Residence Inn
1456 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Please let ReSET’s John Meagher know if you are planning to attend by sending an email to reset@resetonline.org

5-6pm - Panel of teachers and ReSET volunteers on "Optimizing Your  Classroom Impact"
6-6:30pm - Professor Sherri Kohr, George Mason University, on "Insights From Observing ReSET Classroom Sessions"
6:30-7:30pm - Happy Hour

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

San Antonio Bar & Grill

Monday

November 16th 2015

4-7 PM

Hoffman Town Center

200 Swamp Fox Road

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

2015-2016 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

 

Talk #4: Gearing Up for Retirement Workshop

 

OVERVIEW:

Gearing up for your dream retirement?

 

The Retirement GPS Workshop can help you set your coordinates to seek a secure retirement by learning how to:

-Define your vision for retirement

-Understand the different phrases of retirement

-Recognize potential financial detours

-Identify the financial fuel you’ll need to power your retirement dreams

 

***A Retirement GPS Guide & Retirement Destination Workbook will be provided to those that attend.

 

Thursday, 11/12/2015, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor

 

Web-ex: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e54cad669f96e36ad503724776fcc2c0b,

Event number: 641  815  066, Event password: 12345

 

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-3000, meeting ID: 641  815  066)

 

ALL are invited!  Come learn, mingle, and enjoy light refreshments!  (Note: No other time will be granted.)

 

Hosted by:  Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

 

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning  & Insurance Talks, contact  Angela Nguyen or Aimee Li.

 

For more info about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“Three Junes”

Julia Glass

National Book Award for Fiction in 2002

“In June of 1989 Paul McLeod, a newspaper publisher and recent widower, travels to Greece, where he falls for a young American artist and reflects on the complicated truth about his marriage. . ..Six years later, again in June, Paul’s death draws his three grown sons and their families back to their ancestral home. Fenno, the eldest, a wry, introspective gay man, narrates the events of this unforeseen reunion. Far from his straitlaced expatriate life as a bookseller in Greenwich Village, Fenno is stunned by a series of revelations that threaten his carefully crafted defenses. . .. Four years farther on, in yet another June, a chance meeting on the Long Island shore brings Fenno together with Fern Olitsky, the artist who once captivated his father. Now pregnant, Fern must weigh her guilt about the past against her wishes for the future and decide what family means to her. In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love’s redemptive powers” (Amazon Review).

 

December 15, 2015 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV


Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Daniel O’Connell’s

October 28th 2015

5-7 PM

112 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh in the event of any questions. 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

2015-2016 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

 

Talk #3: TURBO CHARGE YOUR TSP

 

OVERVIEW:

Having a TSP account and contributing to it are MUCH DIFFERENT than knowing how to potentially MAXIMIZE your returns.  In our next presentation, learn an incredibly powerful strategy designed to:

-Take advantage of one of the most powerful investment strategies Wall Street ever created (and you’re probably doing it right now without knowing it).

-Learn why ‘losses’ can be beneficial

-How to view your TSP as ‘two-accounts-in-one’

-The ‘trap’ of target date funds and how to properly diversify.

 

Thursday, 10/29/2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor

 

Web-ex: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e54cad669f96e36ad503724776fcc2c0b

Event number: 641  815  066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-3000, meeting ID: 641  815  066)

 

ALL are invited!  Come learn, mingle, and enjoy light refreshments!  (Note: No other time will be granted.)

 

Hosted by:  Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning  & Insurance Talks, contact  Angela Nguyen or Aimee Li.

For more info about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

 

 

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Fall Cleaning Collection Drive Wednesday, November 4th:

 

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some Fall cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Fall Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Wednesday, November 4th, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

 

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

 

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/ .

For more information about the Patent and Trademark Office Society, please visit www.ptos.org

Announcements

Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner
 
Thursday, November 5 at 7pm
1621 22nd St NW DC
5 minute walk from Dupont Circle

$45 for members, $50 for guests
Join us for an enchanting evening of Bulgarian culture, wine, and cuisine at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Discover Bulgaria and the culture of a civilization spanning a thousand years. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Bulgaria through all your senses!

:: Authentic dinner buffet feast of Bulgarian Delicacies including Bulgarian yoghurt
:: Taste Bulgarian wine served at the open bar
:: Presentation of Bulgarian rose products
:: Learn about travel to Bulgaria

The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Bulgaria, Bulgarian culture, geography, and tourism. Feast on a buffet of traditional Bulgarian delicacies prepared especially for you by the embassy caterer along with wine served at the open bar. Kindly note that though there will be limited seating.
 
PTOS International Relations Committee
For more info, ask Emily Morgan (x03650)
Please purchase tickets at PTOS.org/reservations by Oct 28

Announcements

PTOS Dinner Dance Aboard the Odyssey
November 13th, 2015
6:00 PM-10PM
600 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Come enjoy an Elegant Evening with Music & Dancing

 

Plated Dinner featuring: Selection of Starter, Entrée, and Dessert

(Menu Available upon request)

One Drink Tickets per person (can purchase additional)

Boarding starts at 6:00PM and the ship departs promptly at 7PM!

Parking is available but limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket. The boat is also accessible via the Metro from the Waterfront Station

 

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

$42 per person   (regularly $150)

Limited to 150 seats ONLY (When/If Sold Out a Wait List will be made available) - All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by October 23, 2015 @ 5PM Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation!

Cash and Check Payments can be made to the following individuals:
Robert Hodge, KNX 3C01

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49

 

Please direct any questions to:  Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov            

                                                Seahvosh Nikmanesh Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy New Fiscal Year Oktoberfest

 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5:00-8:00 PM

Madison Auditorium

 

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

This event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education: Ethics for Patent Attorneys

 

Presented by

Robin Crabb, Elizabeth Mendel and Melinda DeAtley from the Office of the Solicitor

Also fielding questions, Andy Roberts from the Office of Enrollment and Discipline

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

11am – 12pm

Randolph Conference Center, 1D04

 

* Whether attending in-person or via WebEx *
Please click on the WebEx link below to register and to confirm your attendance in advance:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?d=643033566&t=a
On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials after October 1st but no later than October 6th.

 

1 Hour CLE Credit

For each presentation in the Continuing Legal Education for Examiners series, PTOS will request 1 hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society JPTOS Open House and Mid-Atlantic Student Writing Competition

 

September 18th, 2015

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Madison Auditorium

Guest Speaker: Deputy Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross

 

Are you interested in writing an article for JPTOS or a law student looking to be published?

Article writing, submission, JPTOS history, and details regarding the

2015-2016 JPTOS Mid-Atlantic Student Writing Competition will be covered at this event.  The award ceremony will be held late April or early May

2016 where the $1000 winner will be announced.  Light refreshments and

coffee provided while supplies last.                                     

 (Eligibility to the competition is open to Mid-Atlantic law students)

 

Brought to you by: The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, PTOS Legislative Committee, and PTOS Education Committee.

 

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

 

Thursday, September 10th 2015

4-7 PM

One free drink while supplies last,  for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

DIPLOMATIC CARIBBEAN CELEBRATION AT THE OAS LIVE BANDS, FOOD AND OPEN BAR

Sat, OCT 3rd, 8:30p-11:30p
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
200 17TH STREET NW WASH D.C.

Price: $47 for PTOS Members, $57 for PTOS Member guests 
Purchase the tickets before they’re sold out, no later than Sept 19th
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10B19; x01344) for payment or any questions


Featuring
Join diplomats from all over America, and embrace the Caribbean in multiple styles with multiple
Flavors for a very special Caribbean celebration, talk with the representatives of the Caribbean
Countries and learn about their culture, economy, history and travel opportunities.

Caribbean food and open bar – Buffet menu of array of native dishes representing countries throughout
the Caribbean will challenge and delight your palates. Expect at least Caribbean Chicken, Island Fish,
Creole rice, Rasta Pasta – Vegetarian, Caribbean sweet delights, regional wines, beers and Rum.

Live Reggae /Calypso Island Band and Cuban Style SALSA Dance Lessons and Demonstrations


Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact  Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS Fall 2015 Scramble
 
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Front Royal, VA

Wednesday, October 14th, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$75/player* Tournament Fee:
• Unlimited Golf
• Cart for tournament
• Captain’s Choice Scramble
• Free Beverages
• Golfer’s banquet
• Team & individual prizes
• PTOS Gift

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by October 2nd
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

PTOS proudly announces that the WINNERS of the PTOS CELEBRATES 225TH PATENT ACT ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST are as follows:

-1st place - Yaira Resto (design 2)

-2nd place - Kendra Jacquette (design 7) -3rd place - Holly Thurman (design 4-1)

 

The winning design will be printed on t-shirts. 1st place winner will receive $50 gift certificate; 2nd place winner will receive pair of movie passes; and 3rd place will receive PTOS beer mug.  Winners will be notified by email and recognized on the PTOS website and in PTOS email.

 

PTOS thanks everyone who participated in the PTOS CELEBRATES 225TH PATENT ACT ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST and shared their creativity and original designs.  It was a very difficult decision to determine the winner given the fabulous and exciting entries. 

 

DESIGN ENTRIES:

To view and enjoy all the design entries, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxpyuNleyl3BMmU3c3VReENYdlE/view?usp=sharing.  :)

Note: The design entries received are proposed ideas and the contestant acknowledges that PTOS may work with the winner to modify any part of the design, such as to emphasize or remove any details and/or make it printable for the t-shirts.

 

Thanks and Happy 225th Patent Act Anniversary!

 

Angela Nguyen & Scott Long

PTOS Public Relations Committee Co-chairs

 

ABOUT PTOS

To learn more, get involved, or join PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements


October is National Disabilities Awareness Month

ResponsABILITY
AND
THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS
INVITE YOU TO AN AUTHOR MEET AND GREET WITH

Paul Berger
“How to Conquer the World With One Hand…And an Attitude”
 “My name is Paul Berger.  I had a stroke from a ruptured aneurysm in my brain many years ago at age 36, resulting in severe aphasia and paralysis on my right side.  I’m one-handed and my speech is not perfect. I am proof that stroke survivors can live a full life!”

October 6, 2015 (Tuesday)
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
JEFFERSON CONFERENCE ROOM 1D04
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LEE CATTELL: LEE.CATTELL@USPTO.GOV
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

2015-2016 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

 

Talk #2: LIFE INSURANCE

 

Life Happens – Are you Covered?

 

Outlining the life insurance options available to you thought the PTOS and answering these questions:

-How much is enough?

-What type should I purchase?

-Aren’t I already covered under FEGLI?

-Why do I need insurance beyond retirement?

 

Wednesday, 9/2/2015, 10:30 – 11:30, Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor

 

Web-ex: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e54cad669f96e36ad503724776fcc2c0b

Event number: 641  815  066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-3000, meeting ID: 641  815  066)

 

ALL are invited!  Come learn, mingle, and enjoy light refreshments!  (Note: No other time will be granted.)

 

Hosted by:  Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning  & Insurance Talks, contact  Angela Nguyen or Aimee Li.

For more info about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

 

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education: Recent Court Cases

Presented by Shawn D. Lillemo

 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

11am – 12pm

Randolph Conference Center, 1D04

 

Whether attending in-person OR via WebEx, please notify Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov to confirm your attendance in advance.

 

1 Hour CLE Credit

For each presentation in the Continuing Legal Education for Examiners series, PTOS will request 1 hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar.

 

* * Everyone who has confirmed his/her attendance to the CLE will be receiving the course materials by noon on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  If you have confirmed your attendance and do not receive the materials by noon on Wednesday, August 26, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov after noon to request the materials. * *

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?PW=BgAAAGj7YbjJslMYXTL9SOlrg6vL16r5k-za7wH-6ciSEa4Uz44KRbKd_-lemz-jhj8yHpFtcul2AC8clou_JZ5nJsZR&MK=993596405

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 993 596 405

Meeting Password: 123456

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

993 596 405

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

993 596 405

Announcements

Embassy of Uzbekistan
An Evening of Uzbek Art, Cuisine, and Culture
   
Thursday, August 27 at 7PM
Embassy of Uzbekistan, 1746 Massachusetts Ave NW
$40 Members, $45 Guests

Celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the National Independence Day of Uzbekistan with a special dinner reception and cultural presentation, featuring the Ambassador, His Excellency Bakhtiyar Gulyamov.
The evening features a dinner buffet feast prepared for you by the embassy chef, as well as an opportunity to tour the embassy’s rare collection of paintings and art pieces.  Discover the traditions of Uzbekistan, combined with the rich history, cultural heritage, and delicious cuisine.

Business or Cocktail attire requested.  The embassy is within two blocks from Dupont metro station, south entrance.
Reserve your Ticket by August 21 at ptos.org/reservations
 
PTOS International Relations Committee
For more info, ask Emily Morgan (x03650)

Announcements
THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS


“Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels”
By Jill Jonnes

“Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting struggle waged by the great Pennsylvania Railroad to build
Penn Station and the monumental system of tunnels that would connect water-bound Manhattan to the
rest of the continent by rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a ravishing tale of snarling plutocrats, engineering
feats, and backroom politicking packed with the most colorful figures of Gilded Age New York (Amazon review).”

Watch PBS’s American Experience documentary “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station” on line and based on “Conquering Gotham”


September 15, 2015 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV
Announcements
Thinking about applying to law school?
Have questions about the admission process?
Come get answers!

Meet the Assistant Director of Admissions from Georgetown Law
Friday, August 28, 2015
1-2pm
REM 1D14/1D04

Any past or current Georgetown Law students interested in sitting on the panel to answer questions, please contact Cathy at Catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

Sponsored by the PTOS Education Committee
Please contact Catherine Loikith or Karthik Subramanian for further details.

Visit www.PTOS.org for information on this and other events.
No other time has been authorized for this event.


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Catherine Loikith has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

Georgetown Law visit
Host: Catherine Loikith

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:
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Access Information

Meeting Number: 991 596 166
Meeting Password: 123456

Announcements
PTOS Happy hour

Pizza Paradiso
Tuesday August 11th 2015
4-7 PM
124 King St.
Alexandria, VA

One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.
Announcements
Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!

Tuesday, August 11th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ice Cream carts located outside:
-Between Knox and Randolph Buildings
-Between Jefferson and Remsen Buildings
-In front of the Madison Atrium

(In the event of rain, carts will be located in the Madison Atrium)

*Limit one per member, while supplies last

*Please bring your PTOS membership card
Announcements
Prepare for the Oct. 2015 LSAT on the USPTO campus!
LSAT PREP COURSE
July 28 – Sept. 29, 2015
Remsen 10D45

32 hours of lessons and 7 full-length exams
Make up missed classes with online video lessons
Instructor scored 173 or higher (99%)
All materials are included with registration

Register at www.strategyprep.com/uspto/
OPEN TO ALL CONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES
PTOS Members – email Ben at ben@strategyprep.com for an additional $20 off!

Search for “strategy prep” to read reviews on Google+ and Yelp.

For more info, please contact Sarah at Sarah.Al-Hashimi@uspto.gov or Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

No other time has been authorized for this event
Announcements
2015-2016 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks
 
Talk #1: DISABILITY INSURANCE

Are You Covered?  
Planning in the event of a Disability
 
Outlining the disability income options available through the PTOS and answering these questions:
  • Why is it important to plan?
  • What is a disability?
  • What is covered through the government?
  • What insurance options are available?
 
Wednesday, 7/29/2015, 10:30 – 11:30, Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor
 
CORRECTED Web-ex: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e54cad669f96e36ad503724776fcc2c0b
Event number: 641  815  066, Event password: 12345
(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-3000, meeting ID: 641  815  066)
 
ALL are invited!  Come learn, mingle, and enjoy light refreshments!  (Please note that no other time will be granted.)
 
Hosted by:  Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee
 
For more info about PTOS Financial Planning  & Insurance Talks, contact Angela Nguyen or Aimee Li.
 
For more info about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.
Announcements
JPTOS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202


ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

In accordance with Article VI, Section 2 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society,
a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Assistant Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.
•    Previous publishing experience is a plus, but not necessary.
•    Knowledge of Bluebooking is a plus, but not necessary
•    Knowledge of basic accounting/bookkeeping is a plus, but not necessary
•            Knowledge of web design and database management is a plus, but not necessary

DUTIES
•    The Assistant Director shall assist the Executive Director, as well as Financial Director, in matters such as membership coordination, data entry,
mail retrieval, back issue fulfillment, customer service and documentation of the operating procedures.

SELECTION PROCESS
•    All applicants must submit a qualifications statement.
•    A personal interview may be conducted by the Executive Director, optionally including the entire Board of Governors.
•    This position will be filled by the Executive Director and approved by the Board of Governors.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Hannah Pak   Hannah.pak@uspto.gov

DEADLINE: CLOSE OF BUSINESS (5:00 pm) July 24, 2015.
Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Nando's Peri-Peri

July 15, 2015

4-6 PM

702 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

 

We have reserved the second floor.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

Croatian Embassy Presents:
Tribute to Nikola Tesla
With Music, Wine and Food
 
Thursday, July 9, 6:30PM
Embassy of Croatia, 2343 Massachusetts Ave NW
$35 Members, $40 Guests

Come try Croatian Food and test drive Tesla Model S!
Join us at the Croatian Embassy for a dinner reception and delightful evening of Croatian culture, music, wine, and cuisine on the occasion of the 159th anniversary of the birth of Croatian-born scientist Nikola Tesla. This is a wonderful opportunity to Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands," as you meet other guests and enjoy live music performances.

We are pleased to announce that Tesla Motors will be on hand to present attendees with special test rides in the Tesla Model S, the world's most sophisticated car incorporating Nikola Tesla's electric motor technology.

Reserve your Ticket by June 30 at ptos.org/reservations
PTOS International Relations Committee
For more info, ask Emily Morgan (x03650)

Announcements
JPTOS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT- Web and Blog Editor

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

Web and Blog Editor

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution,
Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the
Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society,
a vacancy is announced to all active members of the Society for the
position of Web and Blog Editor of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark
Office Society.

This position is salaried – compensation is $300 / month.  This position
is not a voting position on the Board of Governors.


QUALIFICATIONS
•        The Web and Blog Editor (“Blog Editor”) must be an active member of the
Society.
•        Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.
•        Experience managing a blog or experience with a law journal is preferred.
•        Candidate must possess a Juris Doctorate (JD), LLM or foreign
equivalent, or may be currently pursuing a JD at an accredited law school.

PURPOSE
•        The Blog Editor is responsible for generating content pertaining to
developments in intellectual property, including but not limited to
copyrights, patents and trademarks.
•        Familiarity with content management systems and basic understanding of
HTML/CSS preferred.


DUTIES
•        The Blog Editor will write and coordinate the writings of other authors
and ensure that the writing complies with the USPTO's Official
Communications Policy.
•        The Blog Editor may recruit qualified volunteer authors in order to
maintain a production of around 2 to 3 posts per week minimum.
•        The Blog Editor is responsible for analysis of and commentary on cases
and briefs.


TERM LENGTH
•        This post is an indefinite, at-will position.


SELECTION PROCESS
•        All applicants must submit a résumé and qualifications statement.
•        A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required.
•        This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors
with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society.


TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Hannah Pak        Hannah.pak@uspto.gov         (571) 270-5456

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on June 26, 2015


Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS


Presents
AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
with Patrick Ross to discuss his book “Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road”.


August 4, 2015 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 


Announcements

PTOS Third Quarter Happy Hour

 

Wednesday June 24th, 5:00-8:00 PM

 

Madison Auditorium

 

Come take a break to celebrate the end of the 3rd Quarter!

Pizza and beverages while supplies last.

 

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Robert Hodge in the event of any questions.

 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Announcements

PTOS CELEBRATES 225TH PATENT ACT ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST - Corrected Extended Deadline Info

 

**Extended Deadline Date is July 29th!**

 

CHECK OUT CONTEST UPDATES: extended deadline, open to all PTO employees, available prize info!

 

OVERVIEW OF PATENT ACT

The first American Patent Act was signed into law by President George Washington on April 10, 1790, to promote innovation by providing the power to grant or refuse inventor patents for exclusive rights for their creations ("The U.S. Patent System Celebrates 212 Years".  USPTO.  9 April 2002.

http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/us-patent-system-celebrates-212-years).

 

CONTEST GUIDELINES

1. The contest is open to all PTO members, except select PTOS Board Members who will be judging the designs.

2. Entries must be your own original work.

3. The theme of the design contest is PTOS Celebrates 225th Patent Act Anniversary.

4. The design must include the PTOS logo, which can be downloaded from the following web link: http://goo.gl/uL1vRA 5. The design must be hand drawn or computer generated and emailed in .png, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .gif, .pdf, .eps, .svg format to ptos.tshirt.design.contest@gmail.com with your name, art unit, office room number, and office phone number by Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 11:59 PM.

 

WINNERS & PRIZES

The winning design will be printed on t-shirts.  The top three winners will be selected to win prizes.  1st place winner will receive $50 gift certificate; 2nd place winner will receive pair of movie passes; and 3rd place will receive PTOS beer mug.  Winners will be announced by August 2015, notified by email, and recognized on the PTOS website and in PTOS email. 

 

QUESTIONS

Contact Scott Long (Scott.Long@uspto.gov) or Angela Nguyen (Angela.Nguyen@uspto.gov).

 

ABOUT PTOS

To learn more or get involved with PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Bistro Du Soleil

June 8th 2015

4-6 PM

1504 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

We will be in the bar area.

 

One free drink while supplies last, for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov) or

Dani Fox (Danielle.Fox@uspto.gov) with any questions

Announcements

Have questions about applying to law school, getting financial aid or taking the LSAT?

Come get answers!!

 

Law School, Financial Aid and LSAT Prep Fair

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Madison Auditorium

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school, financial aid and the LSAT.

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET

Please contact Catherine Loikith, Adam Duda or Jason Heidemann for further details.

 

Visit www.PTOS.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

PTOS Happy hour

San Antonio Bar & Grill

Thursday

May 14th 2015

4-7 PM

Hoffman Town Center

200 Swamp Fox Road

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“H is for Hawk”

Helen Macdonald

“When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.

Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator” (Amazon Review).

 

June 9, 2015 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

PTOS CELEBRATES 225TH PATENT ACT ANNIVERSARY

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

 

OVERVIEW OF PATENT ACT

The first American Patent Act was signed into law by President George Washington on April 10, 1790, to promote innovation by providing the power to grant or refuse inventor patents for exclusive rights for their creations (“The U.S. Patent System Celebrates 212 Years”.  USPTO.  9 April 2002. http://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/us-patent-system-celebrates-212-years).

 

CONTEST GUIDELINES

1. The contest is open to all PTOS members, except select PTOS Board Members who will be judging the designs. 

2. Entries must be your own original work.

3. The theme of the design contest is PTOS Celebrates 225th Patent Act Anniversary.

4. The design must include the PTOS logo, which can be downloaded from the following web link: http://goo.gl/uL1vRA  

5. The design must be hand drawn or computer generated and emailed in .png, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .gif, .pdf, .eps, .svg format to ptos.tshirt.design.contest@gmail.com with your name, art unit, office room number, and office phone number by Friday, May 29, 2015, at 11:59 PM.

 

WINNERS & PRIZES

The winning design will be printed on t-shirts.  The top three winners will be selected to win prizes.  Winners will be announced by July 2015, notified by email, and recognized on the PTOS website and in PTOS email. 

 

QUESTIONS

Contact Scott Long (Scott.Long@uspto.gov) or Angela Nguyen (Angela.Nguyen@uspto.gov).

 

ABOUT PTOS

To learn more or get involved with PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.  

Announcements

Patent & Trademark Office Society Pirate!!! Annual Picnic

Sunday, May 31st
12:00-6:00 (Food served 12:00-3:30)
Fort Hunt Park, VA

Food, drinks, Black Ops Obstacle Course, Gunsmoke Gallery, Wreck n’ Ball, Pirate Ship, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports: volleyball, flag football, softball and kickball and much more!

Tickets MUST be reserved online
http://ptos.org/reservations
Tickets on sale now until COB, May 22nd!!

$4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 of members. People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.
Payments can be made through PayPal online (a service fee applies for the use of PayPal)
Cash and Check payments may be made to the following individuals (NO service fee applies for cash and check payments)

Terry Dey, MDW 7D64
Rebecca Eisenberg, RND 7D13
Tsung Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73
Martin Rogers, REM 6B09
Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49

For Purchases made in person you will receive a paper ticket as your receipt, however a reservation still needs to be made online.

For Purchases made through PayPal your Printed Paid Email Receipt (only one copy is necessary for all participants in your party) is your entrance to the picnic and your door prizes!

For questions, directions, or more information, contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805 or Robert Hodge at x22097

Announcements

Embassy Open houses:
Around the World Embassy tour May 2
European Union Embassies tour May 9
 
Saturday, May 2 AND Saturday, May 9
Free to everyone!  Meet at the north entrance of Dupont metro station at 9AM either Saturday.

This is an absolutely free event, open to the public.  No tickets needed.

Meet a PTOS volunteer to ‘guide’ the group, departing at 9:30am, among:

On Saturday, May 2:  Embassies participating previously include the African Union Mission, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, League of Arab States, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zambia..

On Saturday, May 9: Previous participants in the embassy open houses include Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden.
 
PTOS International Relations Committee
For more info, ask Emily Morgan, Matt Engel, or see http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/passport-dc1.

Announcements

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

Web and Blog Editor


By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is announced to all active members of the Society for the position of Web and Blog Editor of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. 

This position is salaried – compensation is $300 / month.  This position is not a voting position on the Board of Governors. 
 

QUALIFICATIONS
• The Web and Blog Editor (“Blog Editor”) must be an active member of the Society.
• Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.
• Experience managing a blog or experience with a journal is preferred. 

PURPOSE
• The JPTOS Blog Editor serves as an Associate Editor under the direct supervision of the JPTOS Editor in Chief and shall be responsible for developing the Blog of the JPTOS website (“the JPTOS Blog”). The Blog Editor shall accomplish this by maintaining a familiarity of relevant and important topics in the field of IP and use said knowledge to add/manage content on the JPTOS Blog.  The Blog Editor shall perform said duties in a manner that will further the goals of the JPTOS.  The Blog Editor shall seek the guidance of Editor in Chief, JPTOS Board members (“the Board”), and anyone with relevant knowledge. The Blog Editor shall conform all his/her conduct to the JPTOS and PTOS by-laws.
• Familiarity with content management systems and basic understanding of HTML/CSS preferred.
 
DUTIES
• The Blog Editor shall use his/her judgment to determine the suitability of content added to the JPTOS Blog. The Blog Editor shall report all progress on the JPTOS Blog directly to the Editor in Chief.  The Editor in Chief, in turn, shall report progress on the JPTOS Blog to the Board during Board meetings.  If necessary, the Board or the Editor in Chief may summon the Blog Editor to a Board meeting in order to address any questions/issues.  The Blog Editor shall be responsible for the content of the JPTOS Blog.  Content is primarily in the form of blog posts.  Content may also include, but is not limited to: case briefs, news reports, headlines, links, announcements, and audio/visual files.  The Blog Editor will serve under the Editor in Chief.  The Blog Editor must review all content prior to being posted on the JPTOS Blog.  Such review will include, but is not limited to: verifying the accuracy of content; conforming said content to any pertinent legal citation standards (e.g., Bluebook); and ascertaining the value of content to the relevant audience. 

TERM LENGTH
• The employment term for this position is two years. 

SELECTION PROCESS
• All applicants must submit a résumé and qualifications statement.
• A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required.
• This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society. 


TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Hannah Pak Hannah.pak@uspto.gov  (571) 270-5456

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on May 13, 2015

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society

May 11, 2015

Notice of Vacancy - JPTOS Board of Governors

There is a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

Term for Governor would last for a full three (3) years.

The position requires attendance (in-person or via teleconference) at monthly meetings to direct business matters of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society including publishing, advertising, staffing, and editorial content.

All those interested in this position should obtain a Governor Application Form from Hannah Pak (Hannah.pak@uspto.gov x05456).

Application packages must include:
(1) a completed Governor Application Form, (2) a statement of qualifications for the position and/or résumé, and (3) a statement of interest in the position. 

The application deadline is 5:00 PM on May 11, 2015. 

Announcements

PTOS Sponsored trip to Iceland: Reykjavik to the Glaciers

Inhale fresh Icelandic air, tap into the country’s natural restorative powers and discover geysers and waterfalls on this adventure.  From your home base in Reykajavik, set out to see the inspiring Golden Circle, the beauty of South Iceland and the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

 

Secure your spot for $300 deposit!  Space is limited!

 

WHEN: August 15, 2015 departure

 

LENGTH: 6 Days

 

WHO CAN GO: Sign-up is open to everyone!

 

COST: $2,899 for departure from Dulles International Airport (cost may vary depending upon departure airport)

 

For more information or to secure your spot, please visit: ptos.grouptoursite.com

Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

 

Financial Director

 

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Financial Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The Financial Director must be an active member of the Society.
  • Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.
  • Two years managerial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Business degree preferred.
  • Responsibilities will require access to a car on a weekly basis

 

DUTIES

·         The Financial Director shall be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the Journal, handling the books, paying the bills, collecting and forwarding all monies to and from the Treasurer including the monthly appropriation.  The Financial Director is responsible for payroll activities which primarily involves acting as a liaison with the third party payroll company that manages The Journal’s employees’ salaries.  The Financial Director also prepares an annual budget for the Board of Governors and presents the Journal Budget to the Society Board.  The Financial Director is also jointly responsible for supervision of the subscription staff, research to improve existing contracts and equipment, and knowledge of the standing rules and by-laws of the Journal.  The Financial Director shall serve as a member of the Board of Governors but shall not have a vote on any measure affecting his or her compensation except for the Journal annual budget; shall serve as a member of the Society Budget and Finance Committee; shall provide monthly reports as set forth in the Standing Rules; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Governors.  In addition, the Financial Director will manage advertiser accounts including providing quotes for advertising space, invoicing advertisers and accepting, proofing, formatting advertisements and ensuring the proper ads get placed in each issue.  The Financial Director shall also review web traffic data to determine successful advertisement campaigns and communicating findings to advertisers.  Additional joint responsibilities include receiving and enter new membership applications into membership database, invoicing existing members and receiving and applying renewal payments, and canceling memberships for nonpayment or upon request.  The Financial Director shall also be jointly responsible for coordination of social media related activities including gathering topics of interest and developing and posting content to Social Network feed and tracking / analyzing readership and followers to improve content.  Finally, the Financial Director shall gather and organize data and documents for annual tax filings, postal filings, and various other legal filings as well as manage and keep up to date on all relevant copyright permissions and approvals. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

·         All applicants must submit their qualifications statement.

·         A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required.

·         This position will be filled by majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors of the Society.

 

THIS POSITION IS SALARIED

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh        seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov            Jefferson 7A49         (571) 270-1805

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on April 24, 2015

 

Announcements

PTOS and SPECO Happy Hour in Celebration of the:

225th Anniversary of the First Patent Act (1790-2015)

 

Thursday, April 9th, 5-8 PM

Lower Atrium of Madison building

 

Attendees can get an early preview of the "Walk Through Time" history display - a comprehensive exhibit of Patent Office history, artifacts, and memories. The display will be located in the upper atrium and is part of the USPTO's celebratory events taking place on Friday, April 10th

 

Limited beverages and light snacks for PTOS and SPECO members

 

For Information Contact:

Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Tonia.Dollinger@uspto.gov

Jay.Patel@uspto.gov

 

This Event is sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee and SPECO

Announcements

PTOS Spring 2015 Scramble
 
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Front Royal, VA

Wednesday, May 6th, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$75/player* Tournament Fee:
• Unlimited Golf
• Cart for tournament
• Captain’s Choice Scramble
• Free Beverages
• Golfer’s banquet
• Team & individual prizes
• PTOS Gift

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by April 24th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

Announcements

Cello Concert and Dinner at the
Icelandic Ambassador’s Residence
   
Tuesday, 2 June @ 7:30 pm
Price: $80 for PTOS members and guests
2443 Kalorama Rd, NW DC

Tickets must be reserved or purchased by 3 April using the PTOS Reservation System (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php).

“Charismatic” (New York Times) cellist, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir recently made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for which the LA Times praised her for her “emotional intensity”. Following the release of her recording of Britten’s Suites for Solo Cello, last season she performed in some of the world s greatest halls including Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall and Disney Hall.

Program: Brahms, Schubert, Webern and Nordal.

Price includes dinner buffet and wine.  Regular price $100.

Once reserved, please see Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650) or Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) for payment or questions
PTOS International Relations Committee
For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

BLACK TIE GALA AT THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN

Sat, Apr 11th, 8:30p-11:45p,
2801  16th Street, NW DC

Price: $50 for PTOS Members, $65 for PTOS Member guests 
Purchase the tickets before they’re sold out, no later than Apr 2nd
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10B19; x01344) or Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650)
for payment or any questions,  Payments can be made using PayPal*, Cash**, or a Check** made payable to PTOS.
You MUST arrange for payment of your tickets (if paying by cash or check) within 5 BUSINESS DAYS of placing your order or your order will be CANCELLED. 

Featuring
Live Flamenco Dance Show and dancing – Tonight, accompanied by live music, we’ll experience a
special show of Flamenco dancing ranging from Flamenco puro to the Classical form, to “Flamenco
nuevo”! Take out the cameras for this, for the energy and excitement of these native dancers will be
unlike anything you have ever seen before. (Optional Flamenco dance lessons follow the presentation).

DJ & Dancing, As we rival the nightclubs in Madrid and Barcelona, one of Washington's top Djs will
take us on the streets of Spain as we dance all night to the high energy beats - bringing us the best
in retro, modern and top 40 dancing – Spanish style!

Spanish Dessert Buffet / Open Bar: Fresón Con Nata a la Ribereña, Tarta de manzana Crujiente, Sangria
Spanish wines, Beers, non-alcoholic beverages and more!!!


Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Nicaragua with the Ambassador

Fri, March 27th, 8:00p-10:30p,
1627 New Hampshire Ave, NW DC

Price: $29 for PTOS Members, $44 for PTOS Member guests 
Purchase the tickets before they’re sold out, no later than Mar 20th
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10B19; x01344) or Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650)
for payment or any questions

Featuring
Diplomatic Greeting by the Ambassador – Introduction, Q & A’s

Live Nicaraguan Music, Tonight, we will hear a live band and be privy to a special  performance of
several different types of Nicaraguan music, including , Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero, ChaCha, Mambo
& more!

Nicaraguan Food and Open Bar: Curtido de Repollo, Achiote-Marinated Grilled Chicken Carne
Enchorizada Nicaraguense, Nicaraguan Rum, Macua and more!!!

Nicaraguan Art and Film: History and culture fill the walls that will make you feel as if you were
touring a museum in Managua itself.

Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact  Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Spring Cleaning Collection Drive Tuesday, April 21st:

 

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some Spring cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Spring Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Tuesday, April 21st, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

 

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

 

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/ .

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub

713 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Date: 3/18/2015 4pm -7pm

Tickets are first come first serve - while supplies last

Announcements

PTOS Discounted Movie Tickets (info updated 3/3/2015)

 

(*Must be PTOS Member to purchase)

 

AMC Gold Tickets - $8 each

Regal Premier Tickets - $8 each

 

TICKET SELLERS

Randolph: Eric Keasel (10-D39), Rebecca Eisenberg (7-D13)

Remsen: Scott Long (2-D83), Stephan Essex (6-B21)

Knox: Susan McFadden (8-C15), Jeff O’Brien (10-C19)

Jefferson: Renee Luebke (10-A11), Seah Nikmanesh (7-A49), Steve Chung (8-D54)

Denver: Thane Underdahl

Hotelers: Robert Hodge

 

To learn more about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

NCAA Men's College Basketball

Bracket Pick’Em

Tournament runs March 19th - April 6th

 

Open to ALL USPTO employees

To Participate you must sign-up & fill out your bracket by noon on March 19th at:

http://www.ptos.org/basketballpickem/

There is no Cost to participate - PTOS membership is not required

This event is cosponsored by PTOS and USPTO Worklife

Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of NCAA Basketball Jersey

 

Questions - Contact Rob Hodge (2-2097) or Matt Troutman (0-3654)

 

Be sure to kick off the tournament right with Show-Your-Team-Spirit Day on Thursday, March 19th

Wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover or sweatshirt and show your school pride!

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2015 Science Fair Judges
For regional science and engineering fairs

Fields for judging include:
Microbiology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Sci.
Earth & Space Sciences
Health & Medicine
Computer Science
Engineering

Location, Date,   Time      
Arlington County Science Fair Sat., March 7th  9:30 am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)
Fairfax County Regional Fair Sat., March 21st 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)
P.G. Community College Fair Sat., March 21st 8:00 am-noon
Largo, MD (Largo Student Center)


If Interested, Please Contact:
Kami Bosworth          kami.bosworth@uspto.gov   x05414
Terrell Robinson       terrell.robinson@uspto.gov x03526
Yogendra Gupta         yogendra.gupta@uspto.gov  x21316


Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge

Announcements

PTOS Paintball Competition

Where: Hogback Mountain Paintball, 20267 Hogback Mountain Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

When: Saturday, April 25. 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Cost: $45 Per Person, includes admission and rentals

Spaces are limited, deadline to reserve is 3/13/2015

Contact: martin.rogers@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour @ Buffalo Wild Wings

2450 Crystal Dr., Suite R-015

Arlington VA 22202

(2 long blocks from Crystal City METRO station)

 

Tuesday 24 February 2015

5:30-8:00PM

 

One free beer while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

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E-Week volunteers needed!!

 

We’ll be teaching 4th grade students about aerodynamics by making and racing CO2 cars!

We need volunteers on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 10am – 1pm

Lunch will be provided!

 

There will be training for the volunteers (for approximately 1 hour) prior to the date of the event.  The date/time of the training is TBA and will accommodate the volunteers’ schedules.

If interested, please email chelsea.hansen@uspto.gov.  In your email, please include any scheduling considerations (i.e., days you are NOT available, so training can be arranged)

 

No non-production time will be provided for participating in this event.

 

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Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society 2015 Annual Meeting

 

February 11, 2015

10:00 a.m.

USPTO Auditorium

Madison Building

 

This year’s speaker is

 

Garrett Brown

 

-2013 National Inventor Hall of Fame Inductee & Inventor of the Oscar-winning Steadicam® camera stabilizer

 

 

One hour of other time may be charged to:

Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241

Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151 with supervisor’s approval.

 

**WebEx Information Below**

Topic: PTOS Annual Meeting

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 990 196 893

Event password: 12345

 

Event address for attendees:     https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1a25b0d568a0afda668dbd31e47be80d

Announcements

PTOS Presents:

The Book of Mormon
When: Sunday June 21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Orchestra Section-- Kennedy Center Opera House
Cost: $100 Per Ticket
How: Tickets MUST be reserved online at
http://ptos.org/reservations
Restrictions: 2 Ticket limit per member. Any order placed for more than 2 tickets will result in the order being cancelled.
Payments can be made using PayPal*, Cash**, or a Check** made payable to PTOS.
You MUST arrange for payment of your tickets (if paying by cash or check) by contacting Rebecca within 5 BUSINESS DAYS of placing your order or your order will be CANCELLED.
Purchasers will be notified when the tickets will be available for pick up.
For questions, directions, or more information contact Rebecca Eisenberg X05879
*a service fee applies for the use of paypal
**payment using cash or checks do not incur a fee although one will show up online

Announcements

Thinking about applying to law school this Fall?

Have questions about the admission process?

Come get answers!

 

Meet the Director of Admissions from UMD Francis King Carey School of Law

Thursday, February 5, 2015

1-2pm

MDW 5A44

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school, financial aid and the LSAT. 

 

Sponsored by the PTOS Education Committee

Please contact Catherine Loikith or Karthik Subramanian for further details.

Visit www.PTOS.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?PW=BgAAAGje5sZYDQSMBKjFAbcogAySyfJLqbBIeC8mFq9vnn7DpfJ6GfjFTPH27106uLlSqmXJ3AUtALCg-sMky0vUKPZq&MK=992960327

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 992 960 327

Meeting Password: 12345

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

992 960 327

Announcements

SAVE THE DATE

PTOS Annual Members Night

Local Brewery Selections

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

5:00-8:00pm  in the Madison Auditorium

Casino Play Provided by Ante-up Entertainment.

Please Bring a Food Donation for Casino Play* - Food will be taken to a local food Bank

 

Must be a PTOS member to attend, Photo ID is required for Entrance (i.e. USPTO Badge or Driver's License). 

If you would like to join the night of the event, membership forms will be available at the door, a completed membership form will permit entrance into the event.

 

Every member that attends will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.  Or increase your chances of winning raffled prizes with casino play. Must be present to win.

 

Also enjoy the wonderful catered spread including:

Appetizers Station:

Marinated Meatballs, Queso Dip with tortilla chips & salsa, and Hummus Dip with assorted raw vegetables Entrée Station:

White Chicken, Vegetarian, Cincinnati, and Beef Chili Fritos, tortilla chips, spaghetti noodles, cornbread, sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos, diced onions, and a variety of hot sauces.

Mousse Bar:

Chocolate Mousse and Vanilla Mousse

Wafers, chocolate shavings, coconut shavings, whipped cream, and pralines.

 

* Direct any questions to

Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Rob Hodge

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society 2015 Annual Meeting

February 11, 2015
10:00 a.m.
USPTO Auditorium
Madison Building

This year’s speaker is

Garrett Brown

-2013 National Inventor Hall of Fame Inductee &
Inventor of the Oscar-winning
Steadicam® camera stabilizer


One hour of other time may be charged to:
Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241
Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151
with supervisor’s approval.

**Remote attendance will be available via WebEx.
WebEx information will be sent out once available.**

Announcements

THE USPTO MILITARY ASSOCIATION and the

PTOS "NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB"

Present

AUTHOR MEET AND GREET with TOM YOUNG

The military thriller author Tom Young will review his background, his five published novels all based on U.S. military action from 1990-2014, his sixth novel to be released in July 2015, and the upcoming film based on his first novel.

Young's novels are Mullah's Storm, Silent Enemy, The Renegades, The Warriors, and Sand and Fire.

Thursday, January 29

12:30 - 1:30pm

Madison North Auditorium

 

FOR INFORMATION on WebEx link, please CONTACT BRENT HOWARD: BRENT.HOWARD1@USPTO.GOV or LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements
PTOS Happy Hour at Trademark Bar
2080 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
Date: 1/29/2015 4pm -7pm
Tickets are first come first serve - while supplies last
Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2015 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR Pittsburgh, PA May 10-15, 2015

Each year, the PTOS provides judges for this event as a public relations gesture, to promote knowledge of patents, and encourage innovation and scientific progress by today’s youth.

Detailed information and an application form to be a JUDGE at this year’s INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html.
Additional forms are available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN RND3A11 571-272-4143

Applications to be an INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR JUDGE must be turned in to JULIE ANNE WATKO or ALAN CHEN by:
NOON on JANUARY 30, 2015 (Extended!)

The categories for which judges will be selected are:
BIOCHEMISTRY, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION, MEDICINE & HEALTH, MICROBIOLOGY, AND PHYSICS

The judging team selected will represent the PTOS.  The judges will choose one Grand Award winner, and several First and Second Place award winners from over 1600 finalist entries originating from over 70 nations worldwide.  Each selected judge will gain experience by organizing volunteers for regional science fairs judged by PTOS.

Dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent & Trademark Systems

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS


AUTHOR MEET AND GREET

“From Here”

Jen Michalski

“It’s the sort of witty, on-point observation that populates all of the short stories in “From Here,” which depict a huge range of characters and situations, all of them inspecting the ideas of dislocation, belonging, and the meaning of home from a different angle. While the perspectives vary, they’re all told through the lens of Michalski’s sharp eye for detail and beautiful prose.
It culminates with a beautiful, devastating finish, the sort that left me rereading the last paragraph over and over with my breath hitched in my chest” (Anna March, Baltimore City Paper).

Join us on March 10, 2015 to meet and chat with Jen about her new book “From Here.”

March 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

 

Announcements

8th Annual Snowshoe Ski Trip

Where:  Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

When: a) March 5th - March 8, 2014

            b)   March 6th - March 8, 2014

What:  Includes:                    

Option a) 3 nights/4 days lodging

Option b) 2 nights/3 day lodging

            -Both options include 3 day lift ticket

Who:  Room for 40 people                                   

*First come, first serve  20 people for 3 night option 20 people for 2 night option

How: Option a) Cost is $367 per person

                Option b) Cost $297 per person

*Full payment will be required to secure your spot by January 30, 2014

Contact: Seahvosh Nikmanesh

Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

PTOS Meet and Greet

 

Meet the candidates running for PTOS board positions in 2015

 

When: Tuesday, January 13th  from 9 AM – 10:30 AM

Where: Madison Lower Atrium, near the Innovative Grounds

 

*FREE doughnuts and coffee while supplies last (bring your PTOS membership card)

Announcements

2014-2015 PTOS Financial Planning Talk Series:

Talk #9: Employees in Transition

 

OVERVIEW:

Focused on those who have worked outside the PTO or

plan on working outside the PTO.  See below for example topics.

-Retirement Plans – TSP/401(k)s

-Government Benefits

-Roth Conversions

-Things to consider before retiring

 

PRESENTATION: Wednesday, 1/28/2015, 1:30-2:30pm, Jefferson Conference Center –1st Floor

(Follow-up Consultations: Thursday, 2/5, Time/Location: TBD)

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

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Event number: 995 940 558, Event password: 12345,

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788)

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

Hosted by: Financial Planning & Insurance Group under the Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

 

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact  Karthik Subramanian, Angela Nguyen, or Tsung-Yin Tsai.

 

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

Sunday, Dec 21 @ 4pm,
George Mason Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

Price: $30 for PTOS Members, $45 for PTOS Member guests

Purchase the tickets before they’re sold out, no later than Dec 18
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) or Aimee Li (RND 2C89, x24169) for payment or any questions

Performance features everything from ancient hymns and traditional Christmas carols to popular holiday favorites and songs from across the globe


Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS)
International Relations Committee
Payment information, or more info about international events, please contact Kang Hu or Aimee Li
For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning Talk #8: Financial Planning in the 21st Century

 

Focusing on new ways to approach:

-Retirement Planning

-Asset Allocation

-Long Term Care for your parents

-College Savings for your children

 

PRESENTATION:

Wednesday, December 17th, 3-4 PM

Jefferson Conference Center –1st Floor

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788, Event number: 995 940 558, Event password: 12345.

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788)

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

Hosted by: Financial Planning & Insurance Group under the Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

 

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact Angela Nguyen or Karthik Subramanian.

 

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway”

Doug Most


“In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers—Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City—pursued the dream of his city being the first American metropolis to have a subway and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York was played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.

The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, like the countless "sandhogs" who dug and blasted into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the process of building the subway's tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at fears people had about travelling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, the powerful interests within, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.” (Amazon Review)


January 13, 2015 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

The Intellectual Property Attaché Program, the PTOS Legislative Committee, the PTOS International Relations, and the PTOS Education Committee would like to remind you of the …

 

The IP Attaché Career Roundtable

 

~~Light Lunch and Refreshments Provided~~

 

Come and learn about a career in the USPTO’s Overseas Intellectual Property Rights Attaché Program. Find out about exciting career opportunities in Thailand, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, and Kuwait!

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

11:00 AM—1:30 PM

GIPA Singapore/Venice rooms in Madison East

 

LIMITED ATTENDANCE: Please RSVP online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

 

For any questions contact:

 

Seahvosh Nikmanesh  Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Kang Hu  Kang.Hu@uspto.gov

 

Please use the information below to join the meeting.  Send this information to your participants.

Date: December 17, 2014 11am-12:45pm


Topic: IP Attache Career Roundtable
Host: USPTO WebEx
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Announcements

PTOS Indoor Basketball Club Pickup Games

Tuesdays 9:00-10:15 pm

Runs 11/18/2014 through 3/10/2014 (no basketball 12/23 or 12/30)

Location: Key Middle MS (6402 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150)

Strict limit of 15 players per night

Signup Required

Cost: Free for PTOS Members

For more information or to join mailing list contact Nathan Mitchell (nmitchell@uspto.gov)

Announcements

Interested in Tutoring?

The Alexandria Campagna Center is looking for tutors to work with middle school students!

Come and find out more about the program and enjoy a free lunch

 

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: JEF 10D45

Pizza, salad and sodas/water will be provided

 

RSVP: Juan Valentin – juan.valentin@uspto.gov or Cathy Loikith – catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

Announcements

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

The Patent and Trademark Office Society Election Committee will be accepting nominations for candidates seeking to serve on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS as an officer or a representative.

 

Nominating petitions will be available and accepted by the Election Committee from December 1 – December 12, 2014

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

Technology Center Representatives: Two (2) from each TC (1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700) for a total of sixteen (16)

At-large Representatives – 10

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM Representative – 1

PTAB Representative – 1

Trademarks Representatives – 2

Director’s Office/OGC/External Affairs Representative – 1

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified - 1

 

Interested parties should visit the Election Committee section of the P.T.O.S. website (http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2015_election.html) to obtain a nominating petition, and for additional information regarding electronic submission of petitions. Completed nominating petitions may be emailed to robert.fuller@uspto.gov or hand-delivered to one of the locations listed below by 3:00PM on December 12, 2014.

 

Robert Fuller                      x2-6300                KNX 2C05

Renee Luebke                   x2-2009                JEF 10A11

               

Voting will take place from January 13-15, 2015.  Voting will take place online via the PTOS e-vote system.

Announcements

GIPC's 8th Annual IP Attaché Roundtable

When:
Thursday, Dec. 18th, 2014
12:00 – 3:00 PM

Where:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20062

What:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) will host the USPTO IP Attachés from around the world to discuss the protection and enforcement of IP rights outside of the U.S.  This program provides a unique opportunity to engage with the assembled IP Attachés to raise mutual awareness of recent trends, successes, and challenges. See www.theglobalipcenter.com 

Lunch will be provided. Tickets are free.

For reservations, please email Matthew Engel at matthew.engel@uspto.gov

Tickets are first come, first serve and must be reserved by 12/10/14.

Organized by PTOS International Relations Committee

Announcements

PTOS Holiday Happy Hour

at Gordon Biersch

Monday, December 1st, 6-8 PM

 

900 F St NW, Washington, DC

One Block from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro

 

Limited Amount of Free drinks and light appetizers for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

For Information Contact: Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC)

Who are they? What do they do? How does the new organization impact you? What opportunities are available for USPTO employees?

Come find the answers to these questions and more at the Brown Bag Info Session jointly hosted by APANET & PTOS

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Randolph Conference Center

Light Refreshments Provided
No non-production time given

WebEx information:

Topic: OIPC All Hands Meeting & Brown Bag
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Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

For more info about international events please contact  Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Holiday/ Winter Ball & Celebration
at The Embassy of Austria


Sat, Dec 13th, 8:15pm – 11:45pm,
3524 International Court, NW DC

Price: $45 for PTOS Members, $62 for PTOS Member guests 
Purchase the tickets before they’re sold out, no later than Nov 28th
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) or Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650)
for payment or any questions


Featuring
BallRoom Dance Lesson and Grand March - Local Ballroom Dance Masters will be on hand at the ball.
They will lead you in the Grand March to the famous Radetzky March of Johann Strauss Sr. They will
also demonstrate a beautiful Viennese Waltz before offering a special refresher dance lesson.

Austrian Holiday Buffet and Open Bar, Compote of Summer Fruits, Liptauer Cheese, an array of
Austrian Sausages and a Rich Beef Gulasch with Noodles are just the start of the long menu to enjoy
with finest wines and beers found in the best of the Austrian vineyards – plus special Austrian
Cocktail – Glühwein to welcome in the holidays

Austrian Pastries: linzer tortes, hazelnut tortes, Austrian white and dark chocolates …

Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact  Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Faces of Eastern Europe:
13 Short Films from 13 Countries in the European Union
 
Monday, 24 November @ 6:30 pm
Price: FREE to PTOS Members (Limited), $2 for guests
Goethe Institut, 812 7th St NW D.C.

Tickets must be reserved or purchased by November 20th using the PTOS Reservation System (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php) all tickets available until sold out

The Goethe-Institut Washington, the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) Washington, DC, and the European Union Delegation to the United States developed the idea of celebrating the tenth anniversary of the eastward expansion of the European Union by assembling a selection of short films from the 13 newest member states: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.

In the resulting film program, the thirteen countries present an array of thematic, aesthetic, and narrative responses to today’s Europe. As a whole, the films reflect the diversity and breadth of topics that can be addressed in the short film genre. Neither conventional narrative cinema nor simple entertainment, these films are instead self-reflections using the language of film.
 
Once reserved, please see Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650) or Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) for payment or questions
PTOS International Relations Committee
For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

ROCK IT GRILL

November 19th 2014

5-7 PM

1319 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Contact Stephen Armstrong (Stephen.Armstrong@uspto.gov) with any questions

 

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“A Free Man of Color”
Babara Hambly
 
“A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasures...and of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayal.
It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted--by murder. Ravishing Angelique Crozat, a notorious octoroon who travels in the city's finest company, has been strangled to death. With the authorities reluctant to become involved, Ben begins his own inquiry, which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo-worshipping slaves. But soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben—for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat....” (Amazon.com Review).

December 2, 2014 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

PTOS DINNER DANCE

NOVEMBER 15th , 2014 
6:30PM-10:30PM
The Carlyle Club

Plated dinner featuring:

~ Appetizer ~
Carlyle Salad & Lobster Bisque

~ Entrée (your choice of one) ~
Chilean Sea Bass
Filet Mignon
Grilled Lamb Chops
Jumbo lump Crab Cakes
Butternut Squash Ravioli (Vegetarian)

~ Wine Service with Dinner~

~ Dessert ~
Chocolate Cake, Fresh Berries & Cream, or Crème Brulee

~ 2 Drink Tickets per person with cash bar thereafter~

Parking is available but limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket.
The East Parking Garage is also nearby.

Tickets Must be reserved Online at
http://ptos.org/reservations/

$65 per couple ($32.50 per person)
Limited to 160 seats ONLY – All reservations must be reserved and
PAID for by November 10, 2014 @ 5PM
Limited to ONE guest per member!

Cash and Check Payments can be made to the following individuals:
  Martin Rogers, REM 6B09
  Scott Long, REM 2D83
  Keith Raymond, RND 3B41
  Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73
  Danielle Fox, JEF 5B16
  Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49
  Terry Dey, MDW 7D64

Incase of any questions contact:
Seahvosh Nikmanesh seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
Scott Long scott.long@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

John Strongbow’s Tavern

October 22th 2014

5-7 PM

701 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

We will be in the tavern area.

One free drink while supplies last.

For PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov) with any questions

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Fall Sweep Collection Drive Wednesday, November 5th:

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some fall cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Fall Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Wednesday, November 5th, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/ .

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia

Friday, Oct 17th @ 7:00pm – 9:30pm
601 New Hampshire Ave. NW DC


Price: $35 for PTOS Members, $45 for PTOS Member guests
Ticket must be purchased by Oct 13th
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) or Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650)
for payment or any questions

Featuring

Full Saudi Dinner: The Embassy's private chef is preparing a special full buffet dinner of exquisite
Saudi delicacies, including traditional Saudi meat, vegetables, rice, salad, samposa, and special
Saudi desserts.

Menu including: Saudi fresh fruit display; Saudi Spanakopita; Stuffed vegetarian grape leaves;
Middle Eastern tomato, cucumber chopped salad with fresh mint; Humus; Tabouleh; Saudi chicken
kebob; Wedding rice with roasted pine nuts and raisins; Lamb Koobideh with Tsatziki; Fried Cauliflower;
Baklava; Middle Eastern Honey and Almond cookies and more

Also enjoy Saudi Art, Fashion Show, Diplomatic Greetings and more…


Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact  Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Wondering how handle going to law school while working at the USPTO?

Come find out!

Balancing Law School and Working at the USPTO Seminar

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Jefferson Conference Room 1D70

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers from examiners who went to law school while also working at the USPTO. 

 

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET

Please contact Catherine Loikith or Karthik Subramanian for further details

 

Visit www.PTOS.org or www.usptoapanet.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event

 

 

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Announcements

2014-2015 PTOS Financial Planning Talk Series - Talk #7: Real Life Stories

 

OVERVIEW:

We’ll be discussing some real life stories of people who planned well in their financial lives and those who didn’t.  The session will be split between some prepared stories and those told based on audience participation, so come prepared to ask your questions!

 

PRESENTATION:

Wednesday, 10/8/14, 11:30 PM-12:30 PM

Remson Conference Center – 1st Floor

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788, Event number: 648 705 788, Event password: 12345

(teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788)

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

 

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact  Karthik Subramanian, Angela Nguyen, or Tsung-Yin Tsai.

 

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Happy New Fiscal Year Oktoberfest

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 - 5-8pm

Madison Auditorium

Free Refreshments and Free Entry for Members Bring your PTOS Membership Card for Fast Entrance

 

Sponsored by the Patent and Trademark Office Society Social Committee

Announcements

4th Annual PTOS Innovation 5k

New this year – Goggle Dash!!

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Goggle Dash starts at 8:15am

Innovation 5k states at 8:30am

 

To find out more about the .1k Goggle Dash or the Innovation 5k, visit the registration page at www.ptos.org/5k

MUST REGISTER BY 09/26 TO GUARANTEE RECEIVING A TECHNICAL RUNNING SHIRT

 

Pricing:

$25* for PTOS Members

$35* for non-PTOS Members

 

*Additional $10 Discount Available to USPTO Gym Members!

 Information on the discount code is available at the front desk of the gym or by contacting Matthew Troutman (Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov)

 

Kids 17 & under - $25

Parent & Child Team pricing available.

 

Entry for just the Goggle Dash - $5

(Goggle Dash registrants have the option to purchase a race t-shirt for an additional $7.00).

 

 

For complete race details and to register visit:

www.ptos.org/5k

 

If running is not your thing, you can still be a part of the event by Volunteering!

To volunteer or for questions contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Matthew Troutman

 

Announcements

PTOS Tennis Club

 

When: Thursdays, 4:30PM*

Where: Courts at Andrews's Lane (.4 miles from PTO, directions at http://tinyurl.com/7cm34xe)

 

Details:

•Open to anybody who wants to make a racket and have a ball!  All ages, genders, skill levels and art units welcome!!

•Play singles, doubles, run drills, whatever the size of the group allows!

•Balls and a limited number of “loaner” rackets are available to borrow.

•For additional questions, contact Alex Garlen at alexander.garlen@uspto.gov or Ext. 23599.

 

 

*Tennis Club will be canceled for the week in the event of rain.

 

**The courts are located down the street from the Randolph building; go down Jamieson and make a right in front of the Residence Inn (see Link above) onto Andrews Lane.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America”
Marc Levinson
 
“The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America is the story of a stunningly successful company that forever changed how Americans shop and what Americans eat. It is a brilliant business history, the story of how George and John Hartford took over their father’s business and reshaped it again and again, turning it into a vertically integrated behemoth that paved the way for every big-box retailer to come. George demanded a rock-solid balance sheet; John was the marketer-entrepreneur who led A&P through seven decades of rapid changes. Together, they built the modern consumer economy by turning the archaic retail industry into a highly efficient system for distributing food at low cost” (Amazon.com Review).

October 21, 2014 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

2014-2015 PTOS Financial Planning Talk Series - Talk #6: Life Insurance

PRESENTATION:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm
Jefferson Conference Center –1st Floor

WebEx for the Presentation:
https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788
Event number: 648 705 788, Event password: 12345, (teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788)

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

LIFE INSURANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Overview:
Life Happens – Are you Covered?

-How much is enough?
-What type should I purchase?
-Aren’t I already covered under FEGLI?
-Why do I need insurance beyond retirement?

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact  Karthik Subramanian, Angela Nguyen, or Tsung-Yin Tsai.

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Nando’s Peri-Peri

September 17th 2014

4-6 PM

702 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

 

We have reserved the second floor.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

PTOS Fall 2014 Scramble
 
Gunston Golf Course
Fort Belvoir Golf Club
Fort Belvoir, VA
(20 minutes from the USPTO!)

Wednesday, October 8th, 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$80/player* Tournament Fee:
•Cart for tournament
•Captain’s Choice Scramble
•Golfer’s banquet
•Team & individual prizes

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
matthew.troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by September 26th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

 

Announcements

PTO BOWLING LEAGUE

STARTS AUGUST 28, 2014

 

Where: AMF Alexandria 6228a N. Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22303

When: 6:20pm, every Thursday

 

Individual bowlers and new teams are invited to join.  To add your team, find a team to join, or for other information contact:

Tom Artman (Secretary) - 571-272-2485

Chris Chin (Pres.) - 571-272-0815

Dale Shaw (VP) - 571-272-4666

John Morehead (Treasurer) - 571-270-3845

 

http://www.ptos.org/committees/ptos_athletics/bowling.html

Announcements

WHAT: PTOS Trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

 

WHEN:  28 October – 4 November 2014

 

WHO CAN GO:   Sign-up is open to EVERYONE (even hotelers)!

 

Resort:  Riu Palace All Inclusive Resort, Punta Cana, D.R. ( www.riupuntacana.com )

Cost:  Final price TBD (estimated at $1,200pp) including:

•             All meals and snacks

•             Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic domestic beverages

•             Non-motorized water sports

•             Daily activities

•             Taxes and Gratuities

 

Pricing:  Varies.  Sample pricing and required deposit amount are as follows:            

•             Resort only (single occupancy) - $1180    ($50 deposit)

•             Package with air from IAD, single occupancy-$1508.58    ($200 deposit)

•             Package with nonstop air from BWI, single occupancy- $1585.53   ($50 deposit)

•             Resort only (double occupancy) - $815.65pp    ($100 deposit)

•             Package with air from IAD, double occupancy-$1185.44pp    ($400 deposit)

•             Package with nonstop air from BWI, double occupancy-$1245.03pp     ($100 deposit)

 

The reservation and final price of your trip is locked in once initial deposit is made and cannot be changed thereafter.  The prices do not include insurance or transfers. The deposits are per reservation not per person. The resort comes with up to $2000 resort coupons.

 

Travel:    Airfare discounts are available with our group to/from the airport of your choice, although the inclusion of airfare in your reservation is optional.  Hotel transfers are also optional although local taxicab fares are generally less expensive.

 

Deposit Schedule:             5 September 2014 or sooner             (depending on your specific package)

                                             12 September 2014                         (balance)

 

Travel Insurance and Cancellation Policies:  Optional for all travelers, just $119.99 per reservation (can be added to reservation cost).  Cancellation policy provided upon request.

 

Miscellaneous:                                                                             

1.            US Passport is required for entry into the Dominican Republic.

2.            For more information, reservations, or help finding a travel buddy, please contact Jorge Leon at jorge.leon@uspto.gov or 571.270.3513

Announcements

2014-2015 PTOS Financial Planning Talk Series - Talk #5: Financial Management

 

PRESENTATION:

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 12 PM-1 PM

Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor

 

WebEx for the Presentation:  https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788

·         Event number: 648 705 788, Event password: 12345 (teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788)

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

Overview:

•  Ways to help your money work smarter and harder for you

•  How to estimate the amount of insurance protection you may need

•  The true cost of credit-card debt

•  Three critical components of a sound investment plan

•  Steps you could take to help manage taxes and potentially increase your net worth

•  How to calculate how much money you may need to retire

•  Important estate conservation strategies

 

***NOTE: Mutual funds are sold by prospectus. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other information about the investment company, can be obtained from your financial professional. Be sure to read the prospectus carefully before deciding whether to invest.***

 

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact  Karthik Subramanian, Angela Nguyen, or Tsung-Yin Tsai.

 

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Happy Hour at Los Toltecos
4111 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
Tuesday August 19, 2014 
5:00-7PM Followed by bar trivia

Free drink for PTOS members. While supplies last. Overflow parking is available at Fuddruckers next door. Disregard the signage stating parking is only for Fuddruckers patrons.
This event is sponsored by the PTOS social committee

 

Announcements

Wondering how to apply to Law School?

Come find out!

Applying to Law School Seminar

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

1-3pm Knox 1st floor Conference Room

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to applying to law school.  A panel of admission counselors (from at least GMU, GWU and UMD) will address the whole group from 1-2pm and from 2-3pm will be time for one-on-one questions.

 

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET

Please contact Catherine Loikith or Karthik Subramanian for further details

 

Visit www.PTOS.org and www.usptoapanet.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?PW=BAAAAGdXuQrgJQjw77B624F_rOe5ee2wqDD0hYVd7WgFN8lG4Cc1kiHKQIGXH6P0OT2jMDfW5Qoz9HEViWrG_VwpHAyr&MK=997320213

Access Information

Meeting Number: 997 320 213

Meeting Password: 12345

 

Audio Connection

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

997 320 213

Announcements

Detroit PTOS Happy Hour!

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 4-6 PM

 

Atwater in the Park

1175 Lakepointe Street

Grosse Point Park

 

PTOS Members will receive one free drink while supplies last.

Eligible non-members will be able to sign up at the event.

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning Talk #4:
Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). 

Thurs., Aug. 14, 2014, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. 
Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor. 

WebEx info: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788,
Event number: 648 705 788,
Event password: 12345.
For teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788. 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee. 

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact Karthik Subramanian, Angela Nguyen, or Tsung-Yin Tsai.

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

 

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”

SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

 

 

 

“Northanger Abbey”

 

Jane Austin

 

 

Decrepit castles, locked rooms, mysterious chests, cryptic notes, and tyrannical fathers all figure into Northanger Abbey, but with a decidedly satirical twist… Catherine grows up to be a passably pretty girl and is invited to spend a few weeks in Bath with a family friend. While there she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor, who invite her to visit their family estate, Northanger Abbey. Once there, …Catherine, a great reader of Gothic romances, allows her imagination to run wild, finding dreadful portents in the most wonderfully prosaic events. But Austen is after something more than mere parody; she uses her rapier wit to mock not only the essential silliness of "horrid" novels, but to expose the even more horrid workings of polite society, for nothing Catherine imagines could possibly rival the hypocrisy she experiences at the hands of her supposed friends. In many respects Northanger Abbey is the most lighthearted of Jane Austen's novels, yet at its core is a serious, unsentimental commentary on love and marriage, 19th-century British style. --Alix Wilber-” (Amazon.com Review).

 

 

September 9, 2014 (Tuesday)

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT

LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!

Tuesday, August 12th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

For the Alexandria Campus Ice Cream carts located outside:

-Between Knox and Randolph Buildings

-Between Jefferson and Remsen Buildings

-In front of the Madison Atrium

(In the event of rain, carts will be located in the Madison Atrium)

For the Detroit Campus, Ice Cream will be available on the Riverwalk

(in the event of rain the conference room will be used)

*Limit one per member, while supplies last

*Please bring your PTOS membership card

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

July 16th, 4-7 pm

Daniel O’Connell’s Resturant and Pub

1 free drink per PTOS member while supplies last.

Sign up for membership available at the event

Announcements

Summer Evening at the Embassy of Israel

Thursday, July 31 @ 6:30pm – 9pm,
 3514 International Drive, NW DC

Price: $35 for PTOS Members(10), $45 for PTOS Member guests (10)
Ticket must be purchased by July 24th
Please use the PTOS Reservation System: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) or Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650)
for payment or any questions

Featuring
ISRAELI CUISINE: Enjoy an authentic buffet of Israeli food, including Israeli Bourekas (mushroom,
potato and spinach); falafel, pita, hummus, Israeli salad, eggplant, olives and desserts with a cake
celebrating this amazing time in Israel’s history.

ISRAELI WINE TASTING AND BAR: Spend the evening tasting different Israeli wines as we offer you
an open bar of the treasures from the best vineyards in all of Israel from the Northern Galilee to the
Negev Dessert. Enjoy Israeli beers and other non alcoholic drinks as well.

Live Israeli Musical and Dance Presentation, Diplomatic Greetings, Israeli Film and more…

Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) International Relations Committee

Payment information, or more info about international events please contact  Kang Hu or Emily Morgan

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

2014-2015 PTOS Financial Planning Talk Series - Talk #3: “College Savings”

 

Selecting the College Savings Program that’s right for your family -

Outlining how to save for college and answering these questions:

What is the true cost of college?

How can I save effectively?

How do I get started?

 

SEMINAR:          

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Randolph Conference Center – 1st Floor

(At the presentation, you can sign up for a follow-up 15 minute consultation session, held Wednes., July 23, 12:30-3:30.

 

WebEx (2:30pm - 3:30pm):

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788

Event number: 648 705 788, Event password: 12345,

(teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact  Tsung-Yin Tsai  or Angela Nguyen.

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS Third Quarter Happy Hour

 

Monday July 7th, 5:00-8:00 PM

 

Madison Auditorium

 

Come take a break to celebrate the end of the 3rd Quarter!

Pizza and beverages while supplies last.

 

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh in the event of any questions

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

Announcements

Job Announcement
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

Assistant Editor

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the Bylaws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, all active members of the Society are advised of the following open position.

The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) is currently looking to fill three (3) assistant editor positions for a renewable one-year term. The position is VOLUNTARY and open to all PTOS members who possess or are pursuing a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree in law.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must be or have the following qualifications:
• The Assistant Editor must be an active member of the Society.
• Possess or actively pursuing a Juris Doctorate from and accredited institution.
• Basic understanding of Microsoft Word.

DUTIES
• Successful candidates will edit one law review article per quarter according to the 19th Edition of the Bluebook. Publishing deadlines are the first of March, June, September and December. Candidates will have approximately one month prior to the deadline for each article, with extensions offered as necessary.

SELECTION PROCESS
• All applicants must submit a qualifications statement and résumé.
• A personal interview may be required.
• This position is voluntary.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO:
Sean Burke  editor@jptos.org       (571) 270-5493
Seahvosh Nikmanesh  exec.dir@jptos.org         Jefferson 7A49 (571) 270-1805

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on July 3, 2014

Announcements

DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP EXTENDED TO JULY 11TH


------- PTOS Camping and Tubing Trip -------
             At Harpers Ferry,

July 18 and 19
(Friday and Saturday nights)

 
Camping at Maple Tree Campground
(in Rohrersville MD near Harpers Ferry)
http://thetreehousecamp.com


2 OPTIONS:

   Camping Only:  $18 per person
      - includes camping 2 nights, at group camp site. 
        (please bring a tent, camping supplies and food) 

   Camping and Tubing $64 per person
      - 2 nights camping (includes camping 2 nights, at group camp site).
        (please bring a tent and camping supplies and food) 
      - White Water Tubing ½ day with the PTOS Group at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center
      - transportation between campsite and tubing at Adventure Center.
        (This is from the campsite to the tubing location and back only; not from Alexandria to the campsite.)

!!!!! Please bring your own camping supplies, tent and food!!!!!!

If you would rather not go white water tubing with the group: calm water tubing, full day tubing, and other recreational activities are available at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (http://harpersferryadventurecenter.com), or other close by outfitters.

Reservations can be made through the PTOS reservation system: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php), by July 11TH

For any questions, please contact Stephen Armstrong:
Stephen.Armstrong@USPTO.gov (571) 270-5840

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

“Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time”
Dava Sobel
“Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world” (Amazon).

July 29, 2014 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

Thai Embassy Dinner Reception and Evening of Thai music & culture: Escape to Thailand for an evening of exotic culture, ancient legends, and delicious delicacies

WHEN: Friday, June 27, 2014 from 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

WHERE: Royal Thai Embassy 1024 Wisconsin Ave Washington DC, 20007

PRICE:  $50.00 for PTOS Members (10), $65.00 for PTOS Member Guests (10). 
Tickets must be purchased by June 20!
Please use the PTOS Reservation system: (http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php)   Once reserved, please see Luther Behringer (Ran 9A39; x03868) for payment or for any questions

The PTOS International Relations Committee working with the International Club of DC invites you to join us in the heart of Georgetown at the Embassy of Thailand to escape with us to the sunny warmth of Thailand! Let us whisk you away on a journey to a faraway kingdom as we present an evening of traditional Thai music, a mouthwatering showcase of Thai food prepared especially for you by the Thai Embassy chef.

Your evening in Thailand begins with welcome remarks from the embassy with a glimpse of the culture and sweeping landscapes that make up Thailand! Let us whisk you away to "The Land of Smiles" where you will feast on a scrumptious buffet dinner of traditional Thai delicacies!

Dinner Menu (subject to change):

“Ma-Hor” Seasoned minced pork on pineapple.

“Tod Man Goong” Flavored shrimp patties.

“Toong Thong” Golden crispy dumpling filled with shrimp and pork.

“Kai Tod Ros Larb” Spicy and sour fried chicken.

“Miang Pla Krob Kratong Thong” Crunchy fish in deep-fried flour crust.

“Larb Tao Hoo” Spicy and sour tofu.

“Tao Hoo Tod” Deep-fried tofu.

“Pad Pak Ruam Mit” Mixed green vegetable.


Business or cocktail attire requested.

Tentative Agenda (Agenda is subject to change)
7:00 PM Thai cultural presentation followed by a dinner feast of Thai cuisine 
9:00 PM Reception

Sponsored by the International Relations Committee

Announcements

PTOS is heading to America’s Roller Coast!

 

Cedar Point Trip

 

WHO: PTOS Members and their guests (guests must not be eligible for PTOS membership)

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 15; Park is open 10 AM-10 PM

 

HOW MUCH: $27 for PTOS members, $37 for non-PTOS adult guests, $34.99 for children

 

Tickets must be purchased by 3PM on Monday 06/23

 

Those eligible may join PTOS at any time before the ticketing deadline to take advantage of the reduced rate!

 

Tickets can be purchased on the PTOS website and will be distributed in the Detroit Office on Monday, July 14 and available for pick-up at the front entrance to Cedar Point at 9:45 AM on Tuesday, July 15.

 

No transportation will be provided (carpooling encouraged) and no other time is available for this event.

Announcements

2014-2015 PTOS Financial Planning Talk Series - Talk #2: “Home Lending Seminar”

 

Do you understand all of your home financing options? 

Outlining the home financing options available through the PTOS and answering these questions:

-What should I look for when buying a new home?

-When does it make sense to refinance?

-What are my options for home improvements or other large expenses?

-What programs exist to provide me with little to no closing cost?

 

SEMINAR:          

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:30am-12:30pm

Jefferson Conference Center – 1st Floor

(Follow-up Consultation Session: 2:00pm-4:00pm)

 

WebEx (11:30-12:30):

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=648705788

Event number: 995 940 558, Event password: 12345

(teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, meeting ID: 648 705 788)

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

Hosted by: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee

For more info about PTOS Financial Planning Talks, contact  Tsung-Yin Tsai  or Angela Nguyen.

For more info about PTOS, visit www.PTOS.org.

 

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society

Notice of Vacancy - JPTOS Board of Governors

As of July 15, 2014, there will be a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

The vacancy is for a full three (3) year term as Governor.

The position requires attendance (in-person or via teleconference) at monthly meetings to direct business matters of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society including publishing, advertising, staffing, and editorial content.

Governor Application Forms may be obtained from: http://www.ptos.org/uploads/File/GovernorApplication2014.pdf

Application packages must include: (1) a completed Governor Application Form, (2) a statement of qualifications for the position and/or résumé, and (3) a statement of interest in the position. 

Please submit your application package to any one of the officers listed below.  The application deadline is 12:00 PM on June 20, 2014. 

Lynn Anne Bristol, Governor
REM-03A45, 2-6883

Elizabeth Dougherty, Governor
MDW-01C29, 2-7733

David Sosnowski, Governor
KNX05A34, 0-7944 

Matthew Troutman, President
KNX02B87, 0-3654

Brandon Rosati, Vice President
RND08A59, 03536

Tsung-Yin Tsai, Treasurer
KNX10C73, 0-1671

Announcements

PTOS Presents: The Lion King

When: Sunday July 20, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Kennedy Center Opera House
Cost: $88.20 Per Ticket
How: Tickets MUST be reserved online at
http://ptos.org/reservations


Payments can be made using PayPal*, Cash**, or a Check** made payable to PTOS. 
If you pay by cash or check you MUST arrange for payment of your tickets by contacting Rebecca within 1 week of placing your order or it will result in the order being CANCELLED. 
You will be contacted by Rebecca Eisenberg (RND 7D13) when the tickets are available for pick up.
For questions, directions, or more information contact Rebecca Eisenberg X05879
*a service fee applies for the use of PayPal
**payment using cash or checks do not incur a fee although one will show up during check-out in the online reservation system.

 

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”

SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

 

“THE ROAD”

Cormac McCarthy

“McCarthy may have just set to paper the definitive vision of the world after nuclear war, and in this recent age of relentless saber-rattling by the global powers, it's not much of a leap to feel his vision could be not far off the mark nor, sadly, right around the corner. McCarthy's Gnostic impressions of mankind have left very little place for love. But here the love of a desperate father for his sickly son transcends all else.

McCarthy has always written about the battle between light and darkness; the darkness usually comprises 99.9% of the world, while any illumination is the weak shaft thrown by a penlight running low on batteries. In The Road, those batteries are almost out--the entire world is, quite literally, dying--so the final affirmation of hope in the novel's closing pages is all the more shocking and maybe all the more enduring as the boy takes all of his father's (and McCarthy's) rage at the hopeless folly of man and lays it down, lifting up, in its place, the oddest of all things:

faith. --Dennis Lehane” (Amazon).

 

June 17, 2014 (Tuesday)

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT

LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

Patent & Trademark Office Society

Wild West Annual Picnic

Saturday, May 31th

12:00-6:00 (Food served 12:00-3:30)      

Fort Hunt Park, VA

Food, drinks, Rodeo Bull, Rock Climbing Wall, Gunsmoke Gallery, Ultimate Obstacle Course,  Camelot Castle, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports: volleyball, flag football, softball and kickball and much more!

Tickets MUST be reserved online http://ptos.org/reservations/ Tickets on sale now until COB, May, 23rd!! $4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 of members. People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

Payments can be made through PayPal online (a service fee applies for the use of PayPal) Cash and Check payments may be made to the following individuals (NO service fee applies for cash and check payments)

           

Ticket sellers:

 

Rebecca Eisenberg, RND 7D13         

Terry Dey, MDW 7D64

Tsung Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73               

Martin Rogers, REM 6B09                

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49

 

For Purchases made in person you will receive a paper ticket as your receipt, however a reservation still needs to be made online.

For Purchases made through PayPal your Printed Paid Email Receipt (only one copy is necessary for all participants in your party) is your entrance to the picnic and your door prizes!

                       

For questions, directions, or more information, contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805  or Robert Hodge at x22097

Announcements

Across the Bay 10K Event - November 9, 2014 – Veteran’s Day Weekend
Regular registration through the race website is already sold out but you can still get a spot by registering with our group!

Open to ALL PTOS, UMA, and Hiking Club Members
There is a limit of 30 participants for this event – first come first serve.
To Participate: You must be one of the first thirty (30) to contact and pay your registration fee to Brent Howard by noon on May 29th.
Cost to participate: $70.00
Limit One registration per person
This event is co-sponsored by PTOS, USPTO Military Association (UMA), and the Hiking Club
Questions – Contact Brent Howard (2-5326) or Rob Hodge (2-2097)

10 Kilometers * 4.35 miles over water * Up to 185 ft. in the air

A beloved Maryland tradition is coming back!

On November 9, 2014, this 10 kilometer, 6.2 mile point-to-point course will take runners over the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop