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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:
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
No other time has been authorized for this event
2015-2016 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

Talk #5: Year End Tax Planning


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


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

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:


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!

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

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

For more info about PTOS, visit


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

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Today is Monday November 30, 2015

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