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Notice of Vacancy - JPTOS Board of Governors


There is a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.


Term for Governor would last for a full three (3) years.


The position requires attendance (in-person or via teleconference) at monthly meetings to direct business matters of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society including publishing, advertising, staffing, and editorial content.


All those interested in this position should obtain a Governor Application Form from Rebecca Eisenberg ( x05879).


Application packages must include:

(1) a completed Governor Application Form, (2) a statement of qualifications for the position and/or résumé, and (3) a statement of interest in the position.


The application deadline is 5:00 PM on June 1, 2016


The Office of Innovation Development, SPECO, NIHF, and PTOS invite you to “Inventing a Better Mousetrap” booksigning by the authors Alan and Ann Rothschild.

Wednesday, May 25th

Author Lecture @ 12 p.m.

Book Signing and Reception @ 1 p.m.

National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

America has always been a place that celebrates the genius of innovation. As part of the patent application process early American inventors were required to submit working models. Join authors Ann and Alan Rothschild as they explore the importance of patent models and share stories about their collection.


Please direct and questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh


PTOS-Denver May Happy Hour

Wynkoop Brewery

1634 18th St

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5-7 pm



Please join the Denver office of PTOS for happy hour at Wynkoop Brewery on May 24 from 5 to 7 pm.

One free drink while supplies last,  for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.  Please contact Thane (Thane.Underdahl@USPTO.GOV ) or Tom (Thomas.Giampaolo@USPTO.GOV)



Talk #2: What happened to the Long Term Care Market?!

There has been a major shift in the Long Term Care Insurance marketplace. Consumer’s aren’t purchasing it and insurance companies aren’t pricing it correctly. The Federal Long Term Care Program is due for another premium increase!

As a consumer, what are your options? How do you create a plan to cover you and your family, while still being able to protect yourself against major premium increases and other challenges effecting the marketplace.



Thursday, 5/19/2016, 10:30-11:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1


WebEx for the Presentation:  

641 815 066, Event password: 12345

(Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Meeting ID: 641 815 066)


Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.


HOSTED BY: Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS) Education Committee.

For more info about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen and Aimee Li.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit


Dallas PTOS Happy hour

Katy Trail Ice House


May 19th 2016

5-7 PM

3127 Routh St.

Dallas, TX 75201


One free drink while supplies last, for PTOS members only.


You can sign up for membership at the event.

(All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible!)


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PTOS Spring 2016 Golf Scramble

Date: 25 May 2016 08:30 to 17:00

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“Inventing a Better Mousetrap” Booksigning

Date: 25 May 2016 12:00 to 02:00

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Date: 7 June 2016 16:30 to 17:30

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5th (almost) Annual PTOS Innovation 5k

Date: 18 June 2016 08:00 to 10:00

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PTOS Ninja Warrior!!! Annual Picnic

Date: 18 June 2016 12:00 to 17:00

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