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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.

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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.

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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

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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.  

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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

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Today is Tuesday May 26, 2015

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PTOS Pirate!!! Annual Picnic

Date: 31 May 2015 12:00 to 18:00

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Cello Concert and Dinner at the Icelandic Ambassad

Date: 2 June 2015 19:30 to 00:00

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Law School, Financial Aid and LSAT Prep Fair

Date: 3 June 2015 12:00 to 14:00

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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”

Date: 9 June 2015 16:30 to 17:30

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