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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*

http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/attache/

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.

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