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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
Host: USPTO WebEx
Event number: 992 288 790
Event password: 12345
Registration password: This event does not require a password for registration

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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

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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: (
Once reserved, please see Kang Hu (Ran 10A69; x01344) or Emily Morgan (Knx 2A69; x03650)
for payment or any questions

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


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 ( 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
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PTOS Happy Hour


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 ( with any questions




“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....” ( Review).

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