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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:




Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society



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.



  • 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



·         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. 



·         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.




Seahvosh Nikmanesh            Jefferson 7A49         (571) 270-1805


DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on April 24, 2015



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:


This Event is sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee and SPECO


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:
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536;
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Register by April 24th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.


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 (

“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
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