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When: Fri October 7, 2016 7:30 pm to 11:45 PM (VIP)
Where: Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Metro: Dupont/Woodley Park

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Tonight, travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on to Italian soil for a very special and elegant evening at the Embassy of Italy.

As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an Italian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, dancing, opera, film, and more!

Featuring:  Venetian Ballroom Music, Dance Presentation & Lesson
  Opera Presentation
  Masquerade Contest
  Dinner, open bar

Early Admission to the Gala (7:30 PM);
- Private Champagne Reception;
- Special Early Dinner Menu, including:
Genovese’s Antipasto
Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Colorful Peppers, Pickled Vegetables, Carrots, Salami, Provolone, Olives, Melon and Red and Green Grapes
A Chopped Salad of Fresh Crisp Greens, Golden Pear, Cucumber, Marinated Cranberry, Red Onion, Celery, Toasted Pine nuts
Rich Balsamic Pancetta Dressing
Breast of Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms
Tortellini Alfredo
Handmade Little Meatballs in Rustic Tomato Sauce
Creamy Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Caramelized Onions
Green Beans with Cannellini, Sun-Dried Tomato and Oregano
Focaccia, Garlic Toasts and Warm Italian Bread
Whipped Butter, Herb Olive Oil and Pumpkin Butter

A Tuscan Village House Dessert Display
Pizzelle, Biscotti, Snowball, Apricot Occhio di Bue, Amarelli Cookies
Fresh Seasonal Fruit with Mascarpone Cream
Coconut Macaroon dipped in Chocolate

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at

PRICE:  $90 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 Sept 30th @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, more info about PTOS, visit

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or

Dress code: Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited


PTOS Happy New Fiscal Year Oktoberfest


Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:00-8:00 PM

Madison Auditorium


Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.


This event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee.

Please contact Seah Nikmanesh, Dave Lotter or Rob Hodge with questions.


Ethics CLE: Recent Developments in USPTO Ethics Cases

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education:

Recent Developments in USPTO Ethics Cases:

In other words, what are some recent ways practitioners (and non-practitioners) have gotten into trouble?


Robin Crabb, Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

Also fielding questions, Andy Roberts from the Office of Enrollment and Discipline


Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Jefferson Conference Center, 1D70-80

* Whether attending in-person or via WebEx *
Click on the following link to register and to confirm your attendance in advance.

On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on October 4th.


One hour of Ethics CLE credit from the VA State Bar has been applied for.


*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.


If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at or Shawn at


No other time has been authorized for this event.


Live interactive webcast at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

(located at 300 River Place South, #2900. Detroit, MI 48207)

(broadcast from USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA)

If you have any questions, please contact Suchin at




End of the Year Happy Hour


Sushi Confidential

31 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Let’s roll into the new Fiscal Year with a happy hour! 

Members receive a drink ticket for a choice of Draft Beer, Sake Cocktails, Well Cocktail or Wine.  There will also be free appetizers and sushi.

Join us for a fun evening to catch up with your colleagues after the end of the FY!

While supplies last

PTOS members only

You can sign up for membership at the event


PTOS Membership Drive – Join Today:

Bring a new member to Oktoberfest (and/or sign-up through 10/4) and you’ll
both be entered to WIN* Amazon or Starbucks gift cards !!!

*Details for Raffle: $15 eCard to your choice of Starbucks or Amazon. Up to one prize per person. Open to all PTOS members.
USPTO (any employee)- $2/biweek

• Meet people and participate in social activities: e.g. happy hours, skydiving, annual picnic, go kart racing, winery & brewery trips, dinner
dance, ski trip, book club, baseball game outing
• Membership discounts: e.g. movie tickets, Zipcars, Nats games, financial planning services, performing arts shows
• Educational Credit : Earn free CLE credits for VA
• Outreach opportunities: e.g. mentoring/tutoring students, judging in science fairs, kids in chemistry, judging in moot court competitions
• Free online subscription: Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society (JPTOS)
• Athletic activities: (i.e., Softball league, running/walking clubs, golf tournament, 5K)

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