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Available in Hanukkah and Christmas themes
** Shipment available to most states in the US **
** (except AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, HI, MD, MS, NC, or WV) **

PTOS Members Only – Cost $30 for Hoppy Hanukkah ($120 value) or $35 for 12 Beers of Christmas ($125 Value)
Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org
Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the gift box
Limited to the first 100 PTOS Members to reserve a package (one per member)
Must reserve by 5pm on November 6, 2020.

This Advent-style craft beer experience is part "in-real-life" and part virtual. Each box is packed with brews hand-picked by beer experts, plus brewery swag, chocolate, stocking stuffers, and other fun gifts.

The Beer-a-Day Holiday Experience starts on Dec. 10 for the Hanukkah box and Dec. 25 for the Christmas box. Each day, recipients will discover a new beer and join us online for live beer entertainment featuring your favorite beer guides and other special guests.
No Other time is provided for this event.

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
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Hoteller Information Poll and Raffle!

We’re updating the information we have for hoteling examiners.

All hoteling participants will be entered into a raffle for 1 of 140 $5 Amazon gift cards or a National Parks Annual Pass as a grand prize!

Poll will be open between 10/28 and 11/4!
trivia.ptos.org/ENEGG

Contact Luther for information about this event: Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov
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PTOS Halloween Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

Join PTOS for individual Trivia during the latter half of October and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. Each time you play in a Trivia event will count as one entry into the raffle. All Trivia Event questions will be random Halloween and Horror themed.

First Trivia event will start:
Friday 10/23/20 at 12:00 PM ET Sharp

Second Trivia event will start:
Friday 10/30/20 at 12:00 PM ET Sharp

All Trivia events will start at 12:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 12:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts. A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start. The trivia event will be available starting Friday at 12:00 PM ET through Monday 12:00 PM ET.

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win. Only one prize per member

$10 Gift Cards will be awarded to the winners of the raffle and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email.

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
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KIDS & CHEMISTRY INFO SESSION Learn more about the plans of PTOS Kids and Chemistry for this virtual school year Information Session: Wednesday, October 28, 2018, 2:30-3:30pm EST (WebEx) KIDS & CHEMISTRY IS AN OUTREACH PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS) TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIENCE. No Experience Necessary For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chairs: Curtis.Mayes@uspto.gov or Brian.Walck@uspto.gov PTOS Membership required. Other time available with prior SPE approval. ***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE*** Curtis Mayes has scheduled this WebEx meeting. K&C Info Session Host: Curtis Mayes When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here: https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=3b04fb5155c56211c669de61c6baf038 Access Information Meeting Number: 993 937 156 Meeting Password: 732323 Audio Connection 5712705000 (CWMS Call In) Access Code: 993 937 156 Hosts, need your host access code or key? Go to the meeting information page: https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=049497e9def1086fbd7be8db296ea0ff Delivering the power of collaboration The meetings.uspto.gov team
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Join the Denver VEO’s to meet some of the new class, Costume Contest, and Happy Hour.

 

Join us at 5pm to learn a little about the cool organizations you can join in the Denver office!

 

Or hop on at 5:30pm for the Costume Contest and Happy Hour, show off your creative side!

 

PTOS members will receive a special gift for attending the Happy Hour, new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Katie Gerth x7-4602 with questions about the event.

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

WebEx Info:

Subject: RMRO Halloween Happy Hour of Horror

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Mountain Time.

Where: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/j.php?MTID=mf8b6e98c9234f8486694fb8be23fda1c

 

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Announcements

 

PTOS Virtual Bingo – Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 5-7 PM EST

 

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto-events3.webex.com/uspto-events3/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9e0c418f873bf051f920f3749173631b

Date and time:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Duration:

2 hours

Description:

Patent & Trademark Office Society - Virtual Bingo

Event number:

199 231 2197

Event password:

PTOS2020

 

Everyone who connects is entered in a raffle for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch.

Play Bingo for a chance to win gift cards.

 

Questions please contact David Lotter, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Robert Hodge

 

No Other time is provided for this event.  Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

Announcements
Virtually Guided Lecture & Rosè Tasting Thursday Oct 8th 7:30ET We will be discussing factors lead to a wine’s color As well as the different techniques that are used to make rosè Drink Chateau Paradis La Grande Terra 2019 along with us Or bring your own Rosè to follow along! Order wines for this and future lectures Ship direct to your door 4+ Ship free, code “VVA” for $5 off www.wtso.com/ptos Lecture information & Future lectures: https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/fall-wine-club-wine-dates Event number (access code): 199 903 2222 Event password: 72wtQ84FjJT Join as an attendee: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0a76477dd7fdb68028f848b520c8a903 How to Participate 1. YouTube: Search YouTube for “Wine Broski” when the lecture time has come and it will populate with the link. This is perfect for anyone that wishes to just watch and not participate in the conversation or webcam interactive portions. 2. WebEx-Use this option with your webcam turned on to participate with the group after the formal lecture a. You can use your work computer b. You can send the link from your work computer to your personal device NOTE: 1. NO other time is provided for this event 2. Participation is considered “off duty” time 3. Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV Subject “Wine”
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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS "The Topeka School" by Ben Lerner https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=463d94041f7065d1c8afbdfd14862a5c Meeting Number: 992 315 711 Meeting Password: 233255 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
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PTOS Happy Fiscal New Year Event (FY21) This year Freshly will bring the food to you for PTOS’s Happy Fiscal New Year Event Sign-up here to reserve a meal box. Must sign up by the end of day on Tuesday September 22, 2020. Members who sign-up will receive an email with a link to a PTOS specific Freshly Website. The website will allow members to select up to four meals to be delivered to their home for the cost of $10. Payment will be made directly to Freshly on their website. Delivery is scheduled for Tuesday October 13, 2020. Questions please contact Robert Hodge, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or David Lotter No Other time is provided for this event. Participation is considered “off duty” time.
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PTOS Nationwide Pizza Night  9/28/2020

 

Celebrate all your hard work during the final push for the end of the Fiscal year with a Pizza. PTOS members can have a single topping Domino’s pizza delivered for $5.  Take a break and enjoy a pizza!

For $5, each participating PTOS member will receive a large 1 topping pizza from Domino’s delivered to their address!.

The $5 fee is all-inclusive and includes the cost of the pizza, taxes, service/delivery fees, and driver gratuity.

 

When: Monday, September 28th, delivered Approximately 5:00 pm using contactless delivery

Reservation order must be made and paid for by 9/22/2020 4:00 pm EST.  No exceptions.  One pizza per member while supplies last.

 

How: Go to https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?products_id=61 then create an account or login to an existing account, and pay the $5 fee via the website. Please make sure that the address and phone number in the account information matches the address you would like the pizza to be delivered to.  Payment is required when you order and no later than Tuesday September 22nd 4:00 pm EST.

 

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh and Robert Hodge

No Other time is provided for this event.  Participation is considered “off duty” time.      

Announcements

Subject: Wine Lectures & Fall Wine Selection

 

Hello,

If you love wine or are curious to learn more about it, there is no better time than now to join in the fun. Check out the info below for details on upcoming fall wine lectures offered to the PTOS.

 

Who we are

 

I’m Stephen. My first introduction to wine was at university where I was able to get credits for taking a wine education course! This opened my eyes to the world of wine. At the start, I didn’t even know that grapes have ideal climates and therefore not all wine regions produce all types of wines. In 2018, I started a wine lecture series for the PTOS where we held our meetings on the top floor of Remsen. Our lecture size quickly outgrew that wonderful top floor view. Since March of 2020, we pivoted to virtually guided tastings and lectures.

 

Since the beginning, Beth, another member of PTOS, has been there assisting me with the lectures. During this time we both studied for the WSET II, a wine certificate that verifies we know what we are talking about. We have not stopped studying for higher wine certificates and have not stopped hosting awesome, engaging lectures.   

 

The name put on all the lecture slides “Veni Vini Amici” means to me, “We gather, learn of wine, and become friends”.

It is the motto that has guided me to create and evolve the lectures to bring together good friends, good vibes, and good wines . Wine tastes better with knowledge and friends.

 

 

 

 

The Setup

 

It has been quite a journey to adapt to the virtual landscape we find ourselves in to connect with others in the time of social distancing. This picture is a behind the scenes look at how we’ve adapted to the times. Our lectures strive to have crystal clear lighting and audio so that everyone can enjoy the content as though we are in your living room.

As we have gotten more comfortable with the virtual world, we’ve realized a more permanent setup was needed. Oct 8th is the reveal of our new hosting area--I’m so very excited.

 

It has been a mission of mine to have both the WebEx and YouTube live running for these lectures so you would be able to pick the experience you want. You can choose to join us on WebEx and participate in the tastings live through our novel tasting experience; the real benefit is the ability to hang out, chat, and ask questions after the formal part of the lecture. You could also choose to form your own Zoom/WebEx call with your colleagues and tune into YouTube to follow along. Another benefit of the lectures being on YouTube is that members are able to go back and catch the information after the live recording.

 

 

Why is now the best time to join in?

Over the past few months, I’ve reached out to several online distributors to setup a wine club package that has reliable packaging, suitable inventory, and capability to ship to at least all the Mid-Atlantic states. I’m happy to report that it was a successful endeavor! ‘Wine Till Sold Out’ is going to provide the wine that we will be drinking during our lecture series. Below are the save the dates and lecture topics.

 

 

Your PTOS membership grants you a discount on the fall shipment!

To redeem, visit: https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?products_id=59&osCsid=d0tmqlegmq3f3pnfs87s7reeq5

This is for a gift certificate. *NOTE* You will use the gift certificate emailed to you at www.wtso.com/ptos to complete the order

Use Promo code “VVA” to get $5 off and your balance will be $0.

Limit to the first 40 Verified active PTOS members.

Last date for purchase gift certificate: Sept 23

Last date to order package from WTSO: Sept 25

 

Don’t want to purchase the PTOS package?  No Problem!

Everyone can still go to www.WTSO.com/PTOS and use “VVA” for $5 off + Free Shipping on purchase of 4 bottles or more!

You DO NOT need to purchase these bottles in order to attend the lectures.  Feel free to pick-up any bottle that fits the theme to follow along.

Save the Dates:

[Fall Wine Order] Oct 6: Frosé PartYaY!

[Fall Wine Order] Oct 8: Rosé Lecture

[Fall Wine Order] Oct 29: Portugal Lecture

[On Your Own] Nov 19: BoJo Nouveau Day

[Fall Wine Order] Dec 10: Tour de Crémant

[Fall Wine Order] Dec 31: Vintage Champagne Toast

[Wine TBD] Jan 12: Dr. Frank Guest Lecture & Tasting

[Fall Wine Order] Feb 3: Zinfandel - Old World Vs New

For more info: https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/fall-wine-club-wine-dates

For questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov (please include “Wine” in the subject)

 

Announcements
Sept 3rd @7:30ET – Boxwood Winery Guest speaker and BYOB(ordeaux Blend) It’s International Cabernet Day! What better way than celebrate than to look at the father & son duo, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Please feel free to share your excitement by using the hashtag #PTOS on Instagram with your setup for the lecture. You can also tag me @Veniviniamici & @Boxwoodestatewinery to share the good vibes. We will have a guest speaker from Middleburg AVA’s Boxwood Winery! Guided tasting will be on the award winning 2015 Boxwood Reserve. I’m excited to hear a first-hand account of this crazy 2020 vintage as well as to discuss adapting to the challenges presented by Covid. Stay till the end of the lecture as we will discuss the upcoming Oct-Jan lectures and what we have in store for the people who are interested in learning more about wine. After the formal part of the lecture, feel free to stick around to open your own Cabernet bottle and share with the group similarities and differences of your specific bottle. Please fill out an survey after the lecture so we can make these lectures even more awesome! More info, Bottle selection, & Food Pairings: https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/international-cabernet-day-byob How to Participate 1. YouTube: Search YouTube for “Wine Broski” when the lecture time has come and it will populate with the link. This is perfect for anyone that wishes to just watch and not participate in the conversation or webcam interactive portions. 2. WebEx: a. You can use your work computer b. **We have a new way to host on WebEx so hopefully you’ll be able to use your computer microphone and speakers** A look behind the scenes from our last virtual guided tasting & lecture All are welcome to join us! Last lecture, conversation touched on many different facets of cellaring. I put together a follow up blog post to highlight my thoughts on cellaring, my specific setup, as well as to provide links to other resources. If you’re interested in cellaring, feel free to check out the post: https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/intro-to-cellaring-my-cellaring-setting *******SAVE THE DATE! ******* Oct 6th @ 730ET NOTE: 1. NO other time is provided for this event 2. Participation is considered “off duty” time 3. Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY Event number (access code): 199 165 4843 Event password: ICD090320 Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Join event If you experience a problem joining the event as a panelist, you can join as an attendee. Join as an attendee: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e28d775f6b75e5b73b601c1d24b705a0a Join the audio conference only To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code. +1-415-527-5035 US Toll Global call-in numbers
Announcements
PTOS Silicon Valley Virtual Beer Tasting – 9/3 Do you miss happy hours and craft beers? Come participate in a virtual beer tasting with your fellow Silicon Valley co-workers via WebEx as we taste a selection of craft beer from local brewery BareBottle! For $10, each participating PTOS member will receive a 6 pack of craft beer from BareBottle along with tasting notes and other freebies delivered to their address. The $10 fee includes the cost of the beer, taxes, and delivery fees. When: Thursday, September 3rd from 4:30 pm to 6 pm PDT Where: WebEx https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=d9d7352f6141b6e6fd3840dbf7100fa3 Access Information Meeting Number: 991 322 321 Meeting Password: 552292 How: Create an account or log in to https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?products_id=57 and pay the $10 fee. Please make sure that the address and phone number in the account information matches the address you would like the beer to be delivered to. Payment is required by Friday August 28th at 3 pm PDT. If you have any questions, contact Jay Huang at jay.huang@uspto.gov This event is considered off-duty and no other time has been approved.
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**DENVER** PTOS SIP & PAINT Wednesday September 2nd | 4:30-6pm [MST] Join Denver PTOS for Painting, Wine & Snacks for only $5. How: (1) Pay via reservations.ptos.org by 11:59pm on Friday August 28, 2020. (2) Pick up your painting supplies (canvas, brushes, paint, etc.), drink selection, and snacks from City Park West Neighborhood between 4-6pm on September 1, 2020. (3) Join the WebEx on September 2, 2020 at 4:30pm, where we will follow along to a video tutorial on how to paint the picture below. The link to the video will be sent out during the WebEx, so don’t worry if you fall behind. Drink choices will be White Wine, Red Wine, or Non-alcoholic. Information regarding pick up location will ONLY be sent to individuals after their payment is received. Finished Painting: If you have any questions contact Katie Gerth at x7-4602 or katie.gerth@uspto.gov. ***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE*** Katie Gerth has scheduled this WebEx meeting. PTOS Sip & Paint Host: Katie Gerth When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here: https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=39b4a856875fc9ed31f8479e9f5f801b Access Information Meeting Number: 990 616 199 Meeting Password: 238582 Audio Connection 5712705000 (CWMS Call In) Access Code: 990 616 199 Hosts, need your host access code or key? Go to the meeting information page: https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=539b261e7573a1ff476c43ff75653047 Delivering the power of collaboration The meetings.uspto.gov team
Announcements

PTOS Silicon Valley Virtual Pizza Night – 8/20

 

Do you miss happy hours and pizza? Come catch up your fellow Silicon Valley co-workers over Domino’s pizza as we hold a virtual pizza night via WebEx! For $5, each participating PTOS member will receive a large 1 topping pizza from Domino’s delivered to their address. The $5 fee is all-inclusive and includes the cost of the pizza, taxes, service/delivery fees, and driver gratuity.

 

When: Thursday, August 20th from 5 pm to 6 pm PDT

 

Where: WebEx

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=de65bac29132a7a76cc79d7290ee3a59

Meeting Number: 997 535 679

Meeting Password: 235755

 

How: Go to https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?products_id=54, create an account or login to an existing account, and pay the $5 fee via the website. Please make sure that the address and phone number in the account information matches the address you would like the pizza to be delivered to. Once payment is received, I will follow up via e-mail to get your topping preference. Payment is required by Friday August 14th end of business day.

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

Announcements

Dinner to go box at Sweet Fire Donnas!

Pickup August 15, 2020 6pm-10pm PM ET

PTOS Members Only – Cost $5/member

Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org

Limited to the first 25 PTOS Members to reserve a spot (one per member)

Must reserve by 3pm on August 13, 2020.

 

 

The PTOS is offering a $5 dinner-to-go meal for Saturday August 15.  The meal includes:

 

Your Choice of:

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Texas Beef Sausage Sandwich

Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Choice of One Side and One Bottled Soda:

 

https://sweetfiredonnas.com/menu.htm

 

 

 

https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

 

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov,  david.lotter@uspto.gov,  or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

 

Announcements

PTOS Silicon Valley Virtual Happy Hour – 8/6/20

 

Do you miss seeing your fellow Silicon Valley co-workers during shelter in place? Come attend an informal virtual happy hour and socialize virtually as we chat and catch up with each other! Feel free to bring your favorite refreshment as we give each other a virtual toast.

 

The new Regional Director for the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Regional Office, Wayne Stacy, will be in attendance.

 

When:   Thursday, August 6 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm PDT

Where:  Online via WebEx:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=e54c9097f2194fb65d13d9e42e49eb32

Access Information

Meeting Number: 995 434 941

Meeting Password: 635628

Announcements

PTOS August Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

During the month of August, join PTOS for random themed individual Trivia throughout the entire month and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win.  Each time you play in a Trivia event will count as one entry into the raffle (limit one entry per Trivia event).  All Trivia Event questions will be random themed.

 

Trivia events will take place:

Wednesday 8/5/20 starting at 12:00 PM and will be available throughout the day.

Monday 8/10/20 starting at 12:00 PM and will be available throughout the day.

Wednesday 8/12/20 starting at 12:00 PM and will be available throughout the day.

Monday 8/17/20 starting at 3:00 PM and will be available throughout the day.

Monday 8/31/20 starting at 3:00 PM and will be available throughout the day.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

$10 Gift Cards will be awarded to the winners of the raffle and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

PTOS Presents:

    Amy Herman’s The Art of Perception

 

Amy Herman’s The Art of Perception program has been featured in The New York Times,

The Wall Street Journal, The CBS Evening News, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others.

Her TED talk, A Lesson on Looking, went live in December 2018. In her highly participatory

presentation, she demonstrates the relevance of visual literacy across the professional

spectrum and how the analysis of works of art affords participants in her program an

innovative way to refresh their sense of critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary

for improved performance. Ms. Herman holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history.

Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016 and was on both The New York

Times and Washington Post best sellers’ lists. In her program with PTOS, she will deliver a 90

minute presentation aimed at improving visual acuity to enhance clear communication. 

In light of the pandemic’s shift in our situational awareness, the program’s exercises are

designed to meet new challenges of accessibility to colleagues and stakeholders as well as

plan for unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

    Please Join PTOS for the Live Virtual Event: Amy Herman’s The Art of Perception

    This event is open to all of the USPTO. Please feel free to share!

  

    Event address:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7686364ce14146060f16642511203156

    Date and time:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

   Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

    Description:

PTOS Presents: Amy Herman's The Art of Perception

    Event number:

199 935 1431

    Event password:

virtual

 

    Program Description

    More About Amy Herman

    Recent Article from The Telegraph

 

     NO other time is authorized for this event.

 

    This event is sponsored by the PTOS Education Committee. Event Questions? Please email anne.kozak@uspto.gov

   

 

Announcements

THURSDAY Aug 6 @7:30ET – White Wines of Italy

 

Webcam use is encouraged

 

Open for all to attend

 

We will be exploring an “Est! EST!! EST!!!” (Trebbiano) & a Soave

 

 

More info found in Blog Section of www.veniviniamici.com

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How to Participate

1.    YouTube: Search YouTube for “Wine Broski” when the lecture time has come and it will populate with the link. This is perfect for anyone that wishes to just watch and not participate in the conversation or webcam interactive portions.

2.    WebEx:

a.    You can use your work computer

b.    You can send the link from your work computer to your personal device and call in

                                       i.    Audio Cell Phone “Call in”: Easiest, but the quality won’t be as good and it is a little awkward to be on the phone and webcast as well

                                     ii.    Audio Google Voice “Call in”: Register a number on Google Voice, Use GChat @ www.gmail.com to place the call. This will allow your computer microphone and speakers

 

HOW TO SET UP GOOGLE VOICE ON YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE:

Step 1: Go to Google Voice. If you have a gmail account great! If not, please make a gmail account. You can then register for a Google number. 

 

Step 2: Log into www.gmail.com and sign in with your account. 

 

Step 3: Launch WebEx in a separate browser window on your computer.

 

Step 4: When WebEx asks for "call me" give it your new google voice number.

 

Result: Your computer speakers and microphone will be utilized for the meeting! 

 

ProTip: Utilization of the Logitech Webcam on your personal device during the live stream can give you the ability to adjust the camera angle easily to create a wonderful frame. Make sure that if you put the webcam far away, but your laptop is close to you, using the microphone on the laptop will be better than the microphone from the webcam! 

 

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****SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2020****

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NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

3.      Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

 

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Virtual Guided Wine Tasting & Lecture: Thursday Aug 6 @ 7:30ET

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=b20a3fb5ce5ed7e184d2a34423042371

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 997 312 951

Meeting Password: 868434

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

997 312 951

 

 

 

Hosts, need your host access code or key? Go to the meeting information page:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=43d1c37629da545c207f5a35939c1ed2

 

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Community Day is Thursday July 30, 2020 from 1-3pm.

Come visit the PTOS SharePoint Community Day Site (https://usptogov.sharepoint.com/sites/e914efec/groups/ptos)!

Play trivia for a chance to be entered into a raffle to win prizes. 

The link for trivia can be found under the “Additional Links” section of the page.

 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov).

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Live Event: Community Day IP Attaché Program Q&A

 

Attend the live WebEx to learn about an exciting career as a USPTO IP Attaché. IP attachés are U.S. diplomats who live and work abroad, representing the USPTO and serving as experts on intellectual property matters. Our IP attachés are currently based in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Kuwait, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand and Ukraine.

 

Gain first-hand knowledge about the program and qualifications to become an IP attaché.

 

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Time: 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

 

Click the below link at the above date/time to join the WebEx:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=fbac6ccb64d4ed7c70b2fc6725b4cd9d

Announcements

Virtual Guided Wine Tasting & Lecture: Thursday July 23 @7:30ET

 

July 23 @7:30ET - Bordeaux Exploration of Whites & What is Semillion?

"I don't drink white wines"

"I only drink red wines"

"Does Bordeaux even make white wines?"

 

We have these virtual meetings to help cure the disease of the above statements!

White wines are a wonderful tool to test the senses.

Aromas leap out the glass and ignite your senses, acidity dances on your tongue, and your pocket book typically won't catch fire.

 

We will have two Bordeaux whites, both from the Graves region, one of Sauvignon Blanc and one being a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Put your senses to the test and be a champion if you can find elements that are different AND elements that are the same!

 

*If you can’t get the specific bottles, No biggy! Grab any Semillion or Sauvignon Blanc and join the virtual meeting.

 

Fun Fact: Did you know that aroma is the smells of a wine derived from the fruit but bouquet is reserved for the smells derived from process of fermentation and aging?

 

More info found in the Blog Section of www.veniviniamici.com

 

How to Participate

1.      YouTube: Search YouTube for “Wine Broski” when the lecture time has come and it will populate with the link. This is perfect for anyone that wishes to just watch and not participate in the conversation or webcam interactive portions.

2.      WebEx:

a.      You can use your work computer

b.      You can send the link from your work computer to your personal laptop and call in

                                                    i.     Audio Cell Phone “Call in”: Easiest, but the quality won’t be as good and it is a little awkward to be on the phone and webcast as well

                                                   ii.     Audio Google Voice “Call in”: Register a number on Google Voice, Use GChat @ www.gmail.com to place the call. This will allow your computer microphone and speakers

 

A look behind the scenes from our last virtual guided tasting & lecture

All are welcome to join us!

 

*******SAVE THE DATE! *******

Aug 6 @ 730ET

 

NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

3.      Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Wine Club: Bordeaux White Exploration

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=2d3923234770084a665a065bd7173b72

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 995 979 942

Meeting Password: 429554

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

995 979 942

 

 

 

Hosts, need your host access code or key? Go to the meeting information page:

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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Midnight in Chernobyl" by Adam Higginbotham

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=05733d978e3ed61ca1b9d8432d2657b3&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 996 639 971
Meeting Password: 422369

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

Virtual Beer & Cheese Experience

August 4, 2020 @ 7 PM ET

PTOS Members Only – Cost $25/member ($95 value)

Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org

Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the gift box

Limited to the first 25 PTOS Members to reserve a spot (one per member)

Must reserve by 3pm on July 21, 2020.

 

 

The Virtual Beer & Cheese Experience will be presented by City Brew Tours. City Brew Tours will deliver a sealed gift box that will include craft beer, chocolate and various types of cheese cut into ~3 oz portions. During the one hour guided online experience (via Zoom Video Conferencing (a Zoom meeting link will be provided to those who RSVP for use on personal devices ONLY since Zoom is not a USPTO approved application)), a City Brew Tours Expert Beer Guide will lead an interactive professional beer appraisal and beer & cheese pairing. The Beer guide will speak to the different beer styles, the brewing culture, and answer any industry-specific questions.

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

The use of Zoom should be on personal devices ONLY

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Team Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Week 4 Trivia Theme – 60’s & 70’s

Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

PTOS Members will need to form their own teams up to 5 players max

The captain of the team will need to submit the team name and player names using this form by 2:00 PM ET Wednesday July 15, 2020.

Each Team is encouraged to setup a video conference to collaborate during the Trivia event.

 

The Team Trivia event will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Each player of the winning team will have a choice of a $10 gift card and will be notified via email.

Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

**DENVER*** PTOS VIRTUAL BEER TASTING

 

Friday July 31st | 4pm-6pm [MST]

 

Join Denver PTOS for a Virtual Beer Tasting for only $5.

 

How:

(1)  Pay via https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?products_id=50&osCsid=rahsdq2642ofskeqi9klhv88c7 by 11:59pm on July 24, 2020.

(2)  Pick up your Six Pack from City Park West Neighborhood between 3-6pm on July 29, 2020 .

(3)  Join the WebEx on July 31, 2020 at 4pm where we will discuss the beers and enjoy a few drinks along the way.

 

Six pack will include a variety of types of beer. All beers will be from Colorado Breweries.

 

Information regarding pick up location will only be sent out to individuals after their RSVP and payment is received.

 

If you have any questions contact Katie Gerth at x7-4602 or katie.gerth@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

 

 

 

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Katie Gerth has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Denver PTOS Virtual Beer Tasting

Host: Katie Gerth

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=72555259c1e497f357cc02c3fb457a3d

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 995 676 634

Meeting Password: 874529

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

995 676 634

 

 

 

Hosts, need your host access code or key? Go to the meeting information page:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=8134f6dcb73eece4d8f19e1aee1eebd4

 

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Thur 7/9 Virtually Guided Wine Tasting & Lecture

 

July 9: Wine & Chocolate

7:30P ET

Wine pairings are a thing that everyone talks about, but maybe you're a skeptic. Sure a delicious steak and a robust wine go together; the math of "Good + Good = Good" checks out. But do wines really add more?

Prepare to have your mind blown!

 

We will be discussing food pairings.

Your homework is to acquire a Bracchetto d’Acqui and chocolate, cream, red berry desert!

For More info about the specific wines and information about the event:

https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/giving-it-to-you-straight-about-wine-pairings

 

 

****Save the Dates****

July 23: Bordeaux Whites

Aug 6 Italian Whites

 

For more information and upcoming lectures:

https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/save-the-dates-upcoming-virtual-wine-happy-hours

 

 

NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

3.      Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

 

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Wine Club: Pairings? Come try this amazing dessert pairing!

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=631c0854e1dc92c5fa137b50ec18805c

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 995 520 159

Meeting Password: 535552

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

995 520 159

 

 

Announcements

PTOS and APANET proudly present our first ever

Virtual Law School Fair!

 

July 7, 2020 from 11am – 1pm EST via WebEx

You may register in advance using the link below:

Event address for attendees:  https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=eea012e95c12f18010640eeaaaa5a6f50

Event number:            199 049 5114

Event password:          YEfimXtP324

 

The WebEx event officially begins at 10:30am.  From 10:30 to 11 we will be making sure the schools are logged in properly.  As participants, please wait until 11am to login.

 

Thirteen law schools have agreed to present in our first ever virtual Law School Fair.  Each school will present for roughly 5 minutes and we’ll take a question or two after each presentation if time permits.  After all the schools have presented, we’ll answer as many questions as time allows.  The order for presentations is:

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

George Washington University Law School

Regent University School of Law

Rutgers Law School

Seton Hall University School of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

University of Richmond School of Law

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (tentative)

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Widener University Commonwealth Law School

 

If you’re interested in law school and have any questions, please join in!

 

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET.

Please contact Cathy Loikith for further details.

 

Visit www.PTOS.org  or www.usptoapanet.org for information on this and other events.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Announcements

Welcome to another Wine lecture & guided tasting!

 

Thursday 6/25 at 7:30PM EST

The email should have an attachment above that will add this event to your calendar!

 

Ways to enjoy:

1.    WebEx with link at bottom of the email (Can use your work laptop)

a.     Improving Audio and Video, thanks for the feedback and suggestions

b.    Encouraged Webcam interactions during lecture

c.     Open discussion following the stream for people logged with webcam

2.    Watch on YouTube Live (CANNOT USE WORK LAPTOP)

a.     Watch video

b.    Interact with chat

c.     Can watch even if you miss the live showing!

For more information about this event, please check out the blog post @ https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/middle-loire

France is a beast when it comes to wine!

Bordeaux, a great go-to for steak pairing

Burgundy, pretty uncontested "World's best Pinot Noir".

Cote du Rhone, likely the best Syrah in the world, and definitely great value red blends from the south.

Champagne: Oh the parties...

 

But Loire?

The Loire river is the largest river in France, with a 300mi West-East stretch from the middle of France to the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean). This river provides a plethora of wine growing regions. One cannot sum up the Loire region of France in just one lecture, so we won't even try! What better way to get the most of a region than to jump right into its heart and poke around?! We will discover Chenin Blanc, one of my personal favorite wines, and Cabernet Franc, the parent to both Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon!

*Please pick up your own bottle of Chenin Blanc from Loire and Cabernet Franc from Chinon to taste along with us! We use our novel VeniViniAmici tasting format to produce a high-tech, interactive, tasting experience!

*If you can't get the bottles listed in blog post, we recommend any dry - still Chenin from Loire (you get extra credit if you can find a dry Vouvray).

*A Cabernet Franc from Loire is preferred, but then any Cabernet Franc single varietal after that (NE Italy, NY state, California).

**For those who join in the WebEx, it will be exciting to hear about the similarities and the differences between wines you are tasting after the lecture**

 

NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

3.      Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

 

 

****Save the Dates****

July 9: Wine & Chocolate tasting

July 23: Bordeaux Whites

Aug 6 Italian Whites

 

Find the specific bottles for each of the above lectures @ https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/save-the-dates-upcoming-virtual-wine-happy-hours

Event Questions? Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov

Announcements
PTOS Team Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee Week 3 Trivia Theme – Technology & Video Games Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp PTOS Members will need to form their own teams up to 5 players max The captain of the team will need to submit the team name and player names using this form by 2:00 PM ET Wednesday June 24, 2020. Each Team is encouraged to setup a video conference to collaborate during the Trivia event. The Team Trivia event will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts. A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start. Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win. Only one prize per member Each player of the winning team will have a choice of a $10 gift card and will be notified via email. Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card. Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate. Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
Announcements

PTOS Team Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Week 2 Trivia Theme – The 90’s

Wednesday June 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

PTOS Members will need to form their own teams up to 5 players max

The captain of the team will need to submit the team name and player names using this form by 2:00 PM ET Wednesday June 17, 2020.

Each Team is encouraged to setup a video conference to collaborate during the Trivia event.

 

The Team Trivia event will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Each player of the winning team will have a choice of a $10 gift card and will be notified via email.

Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

 

Announcements

June 11 @7:30ET

 

Welcome to another Wine lecture & guided tasting!

The email should have an attachment above that will add this event to your calendar!

Ways to enjoy:

1.    WebEx with link at bottom of the email (Can use your work laptop)

a.     Moderator will stream youtube in sharescreen at the start

b.    Interact with chat

c.     Open discussion following the stream for people logged with webcam

2.    Watch on YouTube Live (CANNOT USE WORK LAPTOP)

a.     Watch video

b.    Interact with chat

For more information about this event, please check out the blog post @ https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/spanish-reds-beyond-rioja

 

Spain is most known for Tempranillo, specifically from Rioja. What are other values can we find in Spain? Let's check out Monastrell (Mourvedre) and Garnacha (Grenache)! These wonderful red grapes from Spain are a great bang for the buck and definitely worth learning more about. We will also be discussing the 2015 vintage in Europe.

 

2015 Bodegas del Rosario, Bullas, Tesoro de Bullas Monastrell

Total Wine $13.99

2015 Altavins, Terra Alta, Domus Pensi Grenache Red Blend-Reserve

Total Wine $19.99

 

NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

3.      Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

 

 

****Save the Dates****

June 25: Loire

July 9: Wine & Chocolate tasting

July 23: Bordeaux Whites

Aug 6 Italian Whites

 

Find the specific bottles for each of the above lectures @ https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/save-the-dates-upcoming-virtual-wine-happy-hours

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

6/11 Virtual Wine Guided Tasting & Lecture

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=bf8a435a5424f9e1a495567f6b2f434e

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 990 110 388

Meeting Password: 446827

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

990 110 388

 

 

 

Hosts, need your host access code or key? Go to the meeting information page:

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PTOS Team Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee Trivia Theme – The 80’s Wednesday June 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp PTOS Members will need to form their own teams up to 5 players max The captain of the team will need to submit the team name and player names using this form by 2:00 PM ET Wednesday June 10, 2020. Each Team is encouraged to setup a video conference to collaborate during the Trivia event. The Team Trivia event will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts. A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start. Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win. Only one prize per member Each player of the winning team will have a choice of a $10 gift card and will be notified via email. Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card. Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate. Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society


Notice of Vacancy
JPTOS Board of Governors

Pursuant to Article VII, Section 2(k) of the Constitution of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society is hereby announced to all active members for the position of Governor.

Term for Governor would last for 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 Ryan Clark
ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or (408) 918-7606

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 Friday June 19th, 2020

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition - Week 8

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Eighth week is International Themed Trivia Questions

Note – this is the last week of weekly themed trivia competitions.  Stay tuned for other versions of trivia coming soon!

 

Trivia will take place:

Tuesday 6/2/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp – Tonight

Wednesday 6/3/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 6/5/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"This Is How You Lose the Time War" by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=64f1a422f6f4bc846da600a273f9beba&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 993 711 953
Meeting Password: bookclub

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

***DENVER*** VIRTUAL PTOS BINGO HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 2nd | 6pm – 7:30pm [MST]

 

Grab a drink and join us for virtual Bingo and the chance to “see” each other!

 

We will be playing 3 games of Bingo and the winners will receive a $10 gift card! (Only 1 prize per member)

 

When it comes time to play please join the WebEx below, timeliness is strongly encouraged. First few minutes will be providing you with the instructions and the web link needed to participate.

 

No other time is provided for this event. Participation is considered off-duty time.

 

If you have any questions contact Katie Gerth at x7-4602 or katie.gerth@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

(Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card from PTOS.)

 

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Katie Gerth has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

PTOS Bingo

Host: Katie Gerth

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=5a7160ba1103e6208d7cacca85720147

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 990 920 719

Meeting Password: 222932

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

990 920 719

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Seventh week is Animal Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Tuesday 5/26/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp – Note Change in day due to Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday 5/27/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 5/29/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

Due to Ethics restrictions members who are supervisors or managers or in a management position are limited to receiving a $10 Gift Card.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Virtual Wine Lecture & Tasting: Memorial Day Celebration

 

MEMORIAL DAY! 5/25/2020

3:00pm ET

 

If we can't be slip n sliding across the park or down a water slide, let's party together with bubbles!

Prosecco is such an affordable, wonderful beverage that will go with whatever food you have planned to grill up for Memorial Day!

We will compare two Prosecco of different price points and briefly chat about the grape, region, and history.

Stick around and watch sabering of Champagne (What could go wrong)!

Looking forward to celebrating this holiday by pop'n bottles with y'all!

 

Virtual Wine Lecture & Tasting: Memorial Day Celebration

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=662b0668a0b272c6f249f0cf618ad357

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 991 078 772

Meeting Password: 542535

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

991 078 772

 

 

 

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Announcements

Virtual Wine Lecture & Tasting: Save the dates and preparations

 

The first virtual wine lecture was a HUGE success! People from all over the country tuned in to learn about Australia’s Barossa Valley Shiraz.

Save the date for the upcoming lectures because you don’t want to miss any of the fun!

 

May 25th 3pm (ET): Memorial Day Celebration: Pop Prosecco

June 11th 7:30pm (ET): Reds of Spain, 2015 Edition

June 25th 7:30pm (ET): Boating along the Loire River

July 9th 7:30pm (ET): Wine & Chocolate

July 23rd 7:30pm (ET): Bordeaux Exploration of Whites and What is Semillion?

Aug 6th 7:30pm (ET): White Wines of Italy

 

Check out the blog post for more information & fun!

https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/save-the-dates-upcoming-virtual-wine-happy-hours

 

*NOTE* No other time is provided for these events

*Note* Participation is considered “off duty” time

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Sixth week is USA Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Monday 5/18/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Wednesday 5/20/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 5/22/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

When: Tuesday May 12, 2020 from 7-9pm ET

 

Its like New Year’s, but for Crypto’s OG BTC!

Come meet others in PTOS that are following BTC, crypto, and block chain into the future!

 

We know the Halvening will likely have already lapsed by the time we host this, but it’s all for the LoLz!

-Feel encouraged to prepare your BTC/crypto related meme folders (MUST BE SAFE FOR WORK) for this show & tell event.

-If you have an awesome story crypto related story that you’d like to share, please send me Stephen.yanchuk@uspto.gov a quick writeup and we can work in a few stories to share with the community!

 

Working on trying to get a few professionals in the space to drop in and chat about what they do in the space on a day to day basis and how life is. If anyone would like to reach out to connections in the space, please message me to let me know so I can give people the floor that want to talk.

 

*No OTHER TIME is provide for this event

*Participation is considered “off duty” time

*Everything presented must be Work Safe.

 

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

BTC Halvening Happy Hour!

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=9e26bed4838bd3cbc5defa886f31904e

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 991 057 145

Meeting Password: 456789

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

991 057 145

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Fifth week is Pop Culture Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Monday 5/11/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Wednesday 5/13/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 5/15/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER*** VIRTUAL PTOS BINGO HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Thursday, May 14th | 6pm – 7:30pm [MST]

 

Grab a drink and join us for virtual Bingo and the chance to “see” each other!

 

If our company isn’t enough to entice you, we will be playing 3 games of Bingo and the winners will receive a $10 gift card! (Only 1 prize per member)

 

When it comes time to play please join the WebEx below, timeliness is strongly encouraged. First few minutes will be providing you with the instructions and the web link needed to participate.

 

No other time is provided for this event. Participation is considered off-duty time.

 

If you have any questions contact Katie Gerth at x7-4602 or katie.gerth@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

***DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY OF THE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE***

 

Denver PTOS Bingo

Host: Katie Gerth

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=e78f5aa451c22fb2576668fa87d39d68

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 997 313 307

Meeting Password: 123456

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

997 313 307

Announcements

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS)

107 S. West St. #809, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314

 

JPTOS Executive Director

(Four-Year Term)

 

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Constitution of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (herein “Society”), Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the Bylaws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (herein “Journal”), a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Executive Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• The Executive Director must be an active member of the Society.

• Two years managerial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.

•  Responsibilities will require attending monthly Board of Governor meetings

• Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.

 

DUTIES

• The Executive Director shall be responsible for promoting the business of the Journal, advertising the Journal in other publications and at various venues, promoting advertising in the Journal, increasing Journal circulation, improving the quality of the Journal, putting the Journal out in timely manner, supervision of the editorial and advertising staff, knowledge of the standing rules and bylaws of the Journal.

• The Executive 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 provide monthly reports as set forth in the Standing Rules; and shall perform such other duties as may be deemed appropriate by the Board of Governors.

• This is a paid position serving the Board of Governors of the Journal for a four- year term (mandated by the Society Constitution), which commences on the date of assumption of the position.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

• 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.

 

TO APPLY, please submit your qualifications statement to:

Josephine Chang   (571)270-3522

josephine.chang@uspto.gov

 

 

Deadline: May 29, 2020 submitted no later than 5:00 pm (EST)

Announcements

PTOS Silicon Valley Virtual Game Night - Fibbage

 

Tired of being stuck under quarantine by yourself? Come socialize virtually with your fellow Silicon Valley co-workers as we play the party game Fibbage! The top scorer will receive a $20 gift card.

 

Where:  Online (a Zoom meeting link will be provided to those who RSVP for use on personal devices only since Zoom is not a USPTO approved application)

When:   Friday May 8th from 4:30pm-6:00pm PST

 

Please RSVP by e-mailing Jay Huang at jay.huang@uspto.gov.

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

Announcements

PTOS Introduces $1 online movies* through FandangoNOW

 

*To participate, for more details and receive a Promo Code, sign-up at:

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Freservations.ptos.org%2Findex.php&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7C62839ecb000340b0ea4208d7ed71f121%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637238945951634650&sdata=hSz3KPBcTiu%2BJDXeI15a1tKoSyc6WkU7WPZDCfo%2BSzw%3D&reserved=0

 

One Promo Code per member.  Limited to first 250 people.  Must use valid email address in order to receive the code. 

 

Promo Codes will be emailed out starting 5/8/20 and will be valid 5/8/20-7/31/20.

 

FandangoNOW Promotional Code ("Code") is good towards the rental of any movie on FandangoNOW.com and via participating FandangoNOW apps and devices (up to $6 total value). Taxes may apply. Code expires on 7/31/2020. You must have a Fandango VIP account to redeem your Code. Fandango VIP is free to join. Credit card may be required for transactions on FandangoNOW.com. One Code per transaction. If lost or stolen, cannot be replaced. No cash value, except as required by law. Not valid with any other offer. One-time use only. Not for resale; void if sold or exchanged. If the cost of rental of content is more than maximum value of the Code, then user must pay the difference. Offer valid in U.S. and D.C., excluding U.S. territories and where prohibited by law. Fandango and Fandango Loyalty Solutions, LLC are not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program. The redemption of the Code is subject to Fandango's Terms and Policies at https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fandango.com%2Fterms-and-policies&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7C62839ecb000340b0ea4208d7ed71f121%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637238945951634650&sdata=HZFN5oewnDbNyapY6hjDft0VVnAmLYhyVhkMktldw4M%3D&reserved=0. FANDANGONOW and the Fandango Logo are trademarks of Fandango Media, LLC.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org


Announcements

May 5: Virtual Wine Lecture and Tasting!

Join us on May 5th at 6:30p for a virtual happy hour! 

Topic: Shiraz (also known as Syrah) from South Australia, specifically Barossa Valley

 

Dry, Full bodied wine with higher tannins than acid

Strong enough to hold its own with grilled veggies, with a healthy seasoning of middle eastern spices, or dark meats.

This wine can be just as delightful when paired with deep conversations & good friends. 

 

During the lecture portion we will discuss Australian wine

Then a deeper dive into Barossa Valley & Eden Valley

Coming out of the weeds with a discussion of the Shiraz grape

Finishing with wine tasting notes on the wine I'll be drinking!

 

Find specifics on the wine being tasted and other fun stuff à https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/shiraz-a-rundown-and-virtual-tasting-information

 

*NOTE* No Other time is provided for this event

*NOTE* Participation is considered “off duty” time

 

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Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

May 5: Virtual Wine Lecture and Tasting!

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

When it's time, start or join the WebEx meeting from here:

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=4ca14bab92f7003a49a75c1f8dee14e3

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 999 848 991

Meeting Password: 456789

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

999 848 991

 

 

 

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Announcements

Pop-up May the Fourth be with you Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

May the Fourth be with you Trivia will be Star Wars Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place Monday 5/4/20 at 7:30 PM ET Sharp

 

This Pop-up Trivia is in addition to the  Weekly Trivia competition.  Everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:30 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

One Prize will be granted to the person with the most points in the form of a $20 Gift Card, Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org/VMBJ6 on the day of the event to participate.  Note this link is different than the weekly trivia link.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Fourth week is Food Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Monday 5/4/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Wednesday 5/6/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 5/8/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https:// trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Invitation to Judge Online for the K-12 Invention Convention 2020 U.S. Nationals Competition!

 

Volunteer as a judge!  Invention Convention (www.inventionconvention.org) is the largest in-school K-12 student invention education program in the U.S.  The 2020 Coronavirus epidemic has stranded thousands of our young K-12 student inventors before they could present their inventions to in-person judges around the nation.  In response, the Invention Convention 2020 U.S. Nationals presented by Raytheon Technologies is now being hosted online and Invention Convention Worldwide is recruiting educated and passionate volunteers with a background in inventing to serve as online judges for the competition.
 
Judges are asked to watch, review, score and give feedback to K-12 student inventors from across the country by reviewing their uploaded video presentations online. The students are not only inspiring and thoughtful in the problems they have solved but are eager to share their prototypes and the invention process they followed with the judges, each of whom will bring their own professional lens to their evaluations and comments.
 
Invention Convention Worldwide needs nearly 1,000 judges to react to this sudden displaced need for judging online.  Please consider being an online judge for the Invention Convention 2020 U.S. Nationals presented by Raytheon Technologies – Invention Convention Worldwide truly couldn’t do it without volunteers like you!
 
You can find more information about this opportunity here: www.inventionconvention.org/judges
 
See the 2019 U.S. Nationals video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCVkdKXsfI8

No other time is available for participating and participation is considered “off duty” time.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please use your personal computers and NOT USPTO computers to use Zoom for the judging process.  The Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has issued a moratorium on the use of Zoom (Zoom client and web browser plug-in) within the DOC. 

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Third week is Science Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Monday 4/27/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Wednesday 4/29/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 5/1/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https:// trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"American Prison, A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment" by Shane Bauer

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=af89b1571acfecfa844e559f6dd9b576&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 993 595 513
Meeting Password: bookclub

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Second week is Music Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Monday 4/20/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Wednesday 4/22/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 4/24/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https:// trivia.ptos.org on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Liaison Committee Giveaway

 

In light of the stay at home order, The PTOS Liaison Committee is having a contest to giveaway $10 gift cards good at a variety of restaurants, merchants, and food/grocery delivery services.

 

Gift cards will be distributed electronically.  Winners will be chosen at random.  Winners will be able to pick from a list of gift cards. There is no entry fee for the contest.  The contest is open to all those who currently have an PTOS active membership.

 

The contest runs from now until Friday April 24th at 11:59am: To enter the contest follow this link and complete the entry form http://trivia.ptos.org/B8DUR

 

If you have any questions please contact the Liaison Committee Chairs:

Joshua Schwartz joshua.schwartz@ustpo.gov

Brandon Rosati brandon.rosati@uspto.gov

Announcements

Tired of being stuck under quarantine by yourself? Come socialize virtually with your fellow co-workers as we play the party game Drawful! Winners will receive gift cards to food delivery apps and restaurants.

 

Where:  Online (a Zoom meeting link will be provided to those who RSVP for use on personal devices only since Zoom is not a USPTO approved application)

 

When:   Thursday April 16th from 4:00pm-6:00pm PST

 

Max of 24 Players.  Please RSVP by signing up via https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jQU9dVoEvIdawhC8JKmE8EU9uX8xtkYSXrbhfeABmJs

 

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Jay Huang, Loan Truong, or Jonathan Kuo.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Jay Huang (jay.huang@uspto.gov).

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org. Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

PTOS Trivia Competition brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

First week is Movie Themed Trivia Questions

 

Trivia will take place:

Monday 4/13/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Wednesday 4/15/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

Friday 4/17/20 at 7:00 PM ET Sharp

 

All Trivia events will start at 7:00 PM ET Sharp, everyone is encouraged to log in prior to 7:00 PM ET in order to be ready for when the Trivia event starts.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.

Points will be cumulative for the entire week.

 

Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win.  Only one prize per member

 

Weekly prizes - 1st Place $30 Gift Card, 2nd Place $20 Gift Card, 3rd Place $10 Gift Card Winner will have a choice of gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Go to https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftrivia.ptos.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7Ca4b4650ffaf642dd800a08d7df17e09f%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637223165951791006&sdata=MsObqZSGWOy11%2BepkK3USTr%2FF4QR72ZXa8OuLfRBdUM%3D&reserved=0 on the day of the event to participate.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements

PTOS Annual Meeting Videos are now available.

 

To view this year’s Annual Meeting and Previous year’s meetings

Go to https://www.ptos.org/annualmeeting.html

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning and Insurance Talks

Talk #2: Navigating Today’s Financial Markets

The recent market environment has been very challenging for investors. Growth investors fear current market volatility and uncertainty, while Income investors have no place to go for yield. Come learn about how to navigate today’s volatile financial markets!

Event Date/Time April 16, 2020 from 12-1 pm Attend online
http://bit.ly/3bJdJoi Event number: 994 687 345
Event password: 12345

Attend by phone
571-270-7000
Access Code: 994 687 345
Hosted by the PTOS Education Committee For more info, contact Angela Nguyen (angela.nguyen@uspto.gov) and
Robert Morlan (robert.morlan@uspto.gov).

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Dear Edward" by Ann Napolitano

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=5108cce203ab510bd8f8f8be0bdb2459&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday,  April 14, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

Wine Club: Spain, Exploration of Rioja, Priorat, Sherries, and more!

 

 

***POSTPONED*** TO Tuesday April 28 from 6:00-7:30pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
Must RSVP ($15):
https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Please arrive by 5:50pm to get settled and prepared
Bring your own 2-3 wine glasses helps save cost and waste

The conquistadors of Spain sailed around the world, opening new trade routes, in the Age of Discovery from the 15-18th centuries.

We don’t need to hop on a boat or conquer lands to Discover the beauty of aged wines of Spain;

All we need to do is meet up in Remsen on Wed March 18th!
Wine is time, terroir, and labor trapped in a bottle to be released and enjoyed.

All levels of wine enthusiasts can find great appreciation in this lecture’s selection!

This adventure includes 3 bold reds with different expressions to explore…


Wine tasting includes:
Cava for anyone arriving before 5:57pm
1 Albariño

1 Priorat

1 Aged Rioja

1 Ribera del Duero
2 Sherries

Questions? Contact
Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

Announcements

Join the PTOS Team at the 8th Annual Public Service 5k Run & Walk!

 

Date:                     Sunday, May 3rd

Location:              National Harbor, MD (15 mins from USPTO)

                                Virtual Option Available for those outside the DC area

 

Price (w/ discount code):

By March 15:      $10 w/code “PTOS” (regularly $25)

After 3/15:          $15 w/code “PTOS” (regularly $35)

 

Discount code must be entered when registering to receive the discounted rate.

 

All PTOS Members, USPTO employees, Friends, and Family are welcome to join the PTOS team and use the discount code.

PTOS members will receive additional post race benefits. Details to come.

Please sign up through the registration link found on the website page below to be automatically placed on the PTOS Team.

Otherwise, verify during registration that you are on the PTOS Team.

 

Registration Includes:

T-shirt, goodie bags, raffles, professional timing, and snacks. Prizes for the top male and female 5K times

 

To register and for more information: www.ptos.org/5kTeam

 

Questions? Contact: Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PaTH Happy Hour

At Tequila & Taco

540 John Carlyle St

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 4:30-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Veni Vini Amici
We gather, learn of wines, and become friends
Viticulture Class
Portugal!

Thursday March 5, 2020 from 6:00-7:30pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
Must RSVP:
https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Please arrive by 5:50pm to get settled and prepared
Bring your own 2-3 wine glasses helps save cost and waste

Come explore the native grapes of this ancient winemaking region.

Of course we will try Port and Madeira,

But this formerly isolated wine region is producing unique native white and red blends!

Come taste the tradition and rugged landscape of Portugal

Wine tasting includes:
Bubbly for anyone arriving before 5:57pm
1 Amazingly interesting white
3 Reds that are sure to wow
2 Fortified wines


Questions? Contact
Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Wine Survivor!

Episode 1

Thursday March 12, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
Must RSVP:
https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Come be the judge of the best value wine!

Each wine is sourced from a local store and has the potential to be a great find

Each bottle will be put to the test in this blind tasting

You’ll have two tokens to vote on your favorites

6:30 is the cutoff time for the voting

After you’ve voted, stick around and mingle.

Top 2 wines will carry over to compete in Episode 2!

 

Bring your own glass to save the planet, else we have plastic cups

Tasting includes:
6-8 blind tasting of wines

$5-$15 price range for each bottle

Mixture of whites and reds, specifics TBD


Questions? Contact
Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER*** MARCH PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

 

Thursday, March 12th | 4pm to 6pm

 

Location:

Rialto Cafe

934 16th Street

Denver, CO

 

Rialto is located between Champa and Curtis on 16th Street, meet in the bar.

PTOS members receive a free drink, new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Katie Gerth x7-4602 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

Disc Golf Tournament

3022 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75007

(Greenbelt Disc Golf Course)

 

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 starting 12:00PM sharp

Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PaTH Happy Hour

At Tequila & Taco

540 John Carlyle St

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 4:30-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV 

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 

Volunteer with Kids & Chemistry

 

Location:             Bush Hill Elementary School

                            5927 Westchester St, Alexandria VA 22310

 

Date:                   Friday, March 6, 2020

 

Experiment: CO2 to the Rescue

 

Time:                    10 am – noon

 

Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS) to help children learn more about science.

No experience necessary.

 

For more information and to volunteer, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chair:

Curtis Mayes curtis.mayes@uspto.gov

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

TopGolf

8787 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231

 

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 starting 5:30PM

 

No drinks or food will be sponsored by PTOS.

Golfing time will be limited based on the turnout.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or samantha.abraham@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Annual Meeting 2020

The Three Habits Finding Success in an Innovative World Keynote Speaker: Rick Hamilton

 

Optum Senior Distinguished Engineer

Rick Hamilton is recognized as the 18th most prolific inventor in the world as of January 2020, as a named inventor on over 955 issued US patents.Rick works broadly across UnitedHealth Group’s strategic initiatives—machine learning, genomics, blockchain, IoT, and cybersecurity—to reach Optum’s goals of helping people live healthier lives and making healthcare work better. Rick has spoken in over 35 countries on innovation, IP management, and emerging technologies, and today, he shares thoughts and perspectives on how we can each become more innovative in our professional and personal lives.

Join the Event!

 

February 25, 2020

at 10 am EST

 

In-Person:

Clara Barton Auditorium

Madison Building, USPTO HQ

 

Online:

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flivestream.com%2Fuspto%2Fevents%2F8979596&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7Ca8d3653d7dbd4a94097c08d7b9678b19%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C1%7C637181726679498236&sdata=w3JHw03Gw87eGJ%2FrhFzGNYc9vUpWQ3KoWvKMQtmj%2FL4%3D&reserved=0

Password: PTOS2020

 

Light refreshments will be available for those attending in-person *Please note 1 hour of other time is available for attending with Supervisor’s approval* Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241 Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ptos.org&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7Ca8d3653d7dbd4a94097c08d7b9678b19%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C1%7C637181726679498236&sdata=ButJw7Qf4yEooD0h2wVp2z%2B58JrQTyMxcNlgmH1niVE%3D&reserved=0

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT – MEMBER NIGHT FOWLING

When: Saturday March 7, 2020 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What: $10 entrance fee for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Where: Fowling Warehouse - 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211

 

 

Contact Alberto Saenz for information about this event: alberto.saenz@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

https://fowlingwarehouse.com/

www.ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

Courtyard Marriot Rooftop Bar

500 Wood Street Dallas, Texas 75202

(access rooftop using elevators inside)

 

Thursday, February 27th, 2020 from 5:30PM-7:00PM

 

At least one free drink for PTOS members or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or xi.wang@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Hoteler Committee Info Session

 

Remsen 4D44

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

2:00PM-3:00PM

Topics Covered:

                How to plan Social Events in your area

                Kids ‘n Chemistry in your hoteling area – Introductory presentation by Curtis Mayes, Co-Chair PTOS Kids ‘n Chemistry

 

If you cannot attend in person please join us on WebEx

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=5d629ae3ab38830f107e5e1956b351d3

 

Meeting Number: 996 463 226

Meeting Password: 12345

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Brought to you by the PTOS Hoteler Committee.

Please direct any questions to Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov or Philip.Bonzell@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT – HAPPY HOUR

When: Thursday February 20, 2020 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

What: Happy Hour including one FREE DRINK for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Where: Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 

Contact Alberto Saenz for information about this event: alberto.saenz@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.andrewsonthecorner.com

www.ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning and Insurance Talks

--Talk #1: The SECURE Act

While we were all enjoying the holidays with our loved ones, Congress passed a major retirement spending bill that will affect millions of Americans. 

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became a law on December 20, 2019.

Join us to learn about what it is and how it could affect you.


Event Date/Time:
February 27, 2020 at 12-1 pm


Attend online:
bit.ly/2OJeFQi
Meeting Number: 994 582 059
Meeting Password: 12345


Attend by phone:
5712705000, Access Code: 994 582 059


Hosted by the PTOS Education Committee:
-Contact Angela Nguyen (angela.nguyen@uspto.gov) and Robert Morlan (robert.morlan@uspto.gov) for more information regarding the PTOS Financial Planning and Insurance Talks.

Announcements
Thursday Feb 20, 2020 from 6:00-7:30pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
RSVP ($20)

Please arrive by 5:50pm to get settled and prepared
Bring your own 3 wine glasses helps save cost and waste

Italy is the world's largest wine producing country & has some of the oldest vines!
But OH MY, the Italian region is pretty confusing!
Join us as we unravel some of the confusion...
This lecture will dive deep into the Piedmont region with a focus on the Nebbiolo grape.
Then we hop down to the island of Sicily and see what Mt. Etna gives to the wine world.

Wine tasting includes:
Bubbly for anyone arriving before 5:57pm
3 Sicilian wines
3 Piedmont Reds
2 Bonus wines to mingle with


Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements

 

Come enjoy pizza with fellow USPTO employees at MOD Pizza in Tempe Marketplace.  All are welcome to come for lunch.  PTOS members will receive a discount.

 

Where: MOD Pizza in Tempe Marketplace

                2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe AZ 85281

When:  Wednesday February 12th from 1:00-2:30 PM

 

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Joshua Schwartz or Ryan Clark.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Joshua Schwartz (Joshua.Schwartz@USPTO.GOV) or Ryan Clark (ryan.clark3@uspto.gov).

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.gov.  Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2020 Science Fair Judges
For regional science and engineering fairs

Fields for judging include:
Microbiology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Sci.
Earth & Space Sciences
Health & Medicine
Computer Science
Engineering

Location, Date,   Time      
Arlington County Virginia Regional Fair Sat., March 21st 9:30am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)

Fairfax County Virginia Regional Fair Sat., March 21st 8:30am-noon
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)

P.G. County Maryland Science Fair Sat., March 21st  8:30am-noon
Springdale, MD (Charles Herbert Flowers HS)


If Interested, please RSVP with:
Wei Zhao  (Arlington)  wei.zhao@uspto.gov  x05672
KC Chen  (Fairfax)  kuang.chen@uspto.gov  x21393
Hong Kim  (PG)               hong.kim@uspto.gov  x24181


Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge
(NOTE: No "other time" granted for participation)

PTOS Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

 

Democratizing Innovation in the 21st Century

Gene Quinn from IP Watchdog

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

3pm – 4pm

Knox 10D45

 

Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on the WebEx link below to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e37ce2b021a0f91e3ec757ed245677cc4

Refreshments will be served while supplies last.

On the WebEx Event Information page, view and save the event materials on or before February 18th.

 

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

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenters’ 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 catherine.loikith@uspto.gov, Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov or James at james.tsai@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

JPTOS Job Announcement: Financial Director

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West st #809 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314

 

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 announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Financial Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 attending monthly Board of Governor meetings

 

DUTIES

·         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, 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. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

•             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.

THIS POSITION IS SALARIED

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Josephine Chang       josephine.chang@uspto.gov             

(571) 270-3522

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on February 21, 2020

Announcements

PTOS 2020 Election Results

Dear PTOS Members:

 

Below are the results for the 2020 PTOS Election.  Congratulations to the winners, and Thank You to all those who submitted nominating petitions for your spirit of volunteerism.

 

Please email the election committee with any questions you may have.

 

Officers

 

President: Robert Hodge

Vice President: Rebecca Eisenberg

Secretary: Ryan Clark

Administrator: David Lotter

Treasurer: Matthew Troutman

 

HQ / Shirlington / Hoteling Representatives

 

TC 1600: Deborah Carr, Blessing Fubara

TC 1700/2900: Brandon Rosati, Holly Thurman

TC 2100: Kevin Lu, Selene Haedi

TC 2400: William Kim, Angela Nguyen

TC 2600: Joshua Schwartz, Lewis West

TC 2800: Alex DeVito, Crystal Hammond

TC 3600: Catherine Loikith, Jeffrey O’Brien

TC 3700: Anne Kozak, Keith Raymond

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM: Rex Rooker

Trademarks: Cheryl Butler, Monique Watts

Director’s Office / PTAB /  Policy and International Affairs: Vacant

OPLA/OPQA/All Others: Fred Guillermety

 

Regional Representatives

 

MWRO (Detroit): Alberto Saenz

RMRO (Denver): Katie Gerth

TXRO (Dallas): Neel Patel

SVRO (San Jose): Jay Huang

 

At Large Representatives

 

Samantha Abraham, Jessica Arble, Luther Behringer, Philip Bonzell, Ryan Donlon, Stephan Essex, Kang Hu, Emily Morgan, Loan Truong, Shelby Turner

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

Courtyard Marriot Rooftop Bar

500 Wood Street Dallas, Texas 75202

(access rooftop using elevators inside)

 

Thursday, February 6, 2019 from 5:30PM-7:00PM

 

At least one free drink for PTOS members or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or xi.wang@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Kid's Camp during PTOS Members Night

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 4:30-8:30PM At Pump It Up of Alexandria

2000 Eisenhower Ave

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Enjoy Members Night while Pump it Up watches your kids!

They will play games, make new friends and enjoy tons of bouncy fun!

Pizza and Drinks included

$25.00/child

Ages 2+ and potty trained

 

RSVP at https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pumpitupparty.com%2Falexandria-va%2Fcalendar%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7C3d2135e0ad034460d36108d7a4c7a633%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637159049744064740&sdata=DV0NppzBkR7n2Ay4smBn8AnWrjzSzMCQdIuFw43I2D4%3D&reserved=0

Event is listed as "PTOS Members Night" on the calendar

Announcements

PTOS Members Night

(PTOS Members age 21 and over ONLY)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 5:00-8:00PM in the Clara Barton Auditorium

 

Appetizers 5:00pm; Entrees 6:00pm; 6:15pm Desserts Casino Play Provided by Ante-up Entertainment.  Please Bring a Food Donation for Casino Play* - Food will be taken to a local food Bank

 

Must be a PTOS member to attend, Bring your PTOS ID with barcode for fast entrance (otherwise USPTO Badge or Driver's License). Membership forms will be available at the door, a completed membership form will permit entrance into the event.  Every member that attends will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. Must be present to win.

 

* Direct any questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov  or David.Lotter@upsto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Social in Orlando, Florida Area

 

All PTO employees are invited to—

Join us for golf, food, and mingling at the Drive Shack, in Orlando, FL, on

Sunday, 2/9, from 2-4 PM.

 

*Family and friends are welcome!

**PTOS Members will receive a discount.  J

 

Location

Drive Shack

7285 Corner Drive, Orlando, FL 32827, https://www.driveshack.com/

 

Event POCs

Angela Nguyen (angela.nguyen@uspto.gov, 571-270-5660; day of event, call/text 407-630-9575)

Please contact her anytime to help coordinate with or at events in Orlando or other cities in Florida, provide input for future events, or be added to the email list for PTOS Florida Hoteling Events.

Tania Pena-Santana (tania.pena-santana@uspto.gov, 571-270-0627)

 

Hosted by:

PTOS Hoteling Committee

Resources Available to Hotelers: http://bit.ly/2M1kPdQ

Hotelers Mailing List Sign-up: https://www.ptos.org/regionalemaillists.html

Announcements

Wine Tasting Lecture: Italy Part 1 – Central Italy

 

Link to RSVP: https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

 

Veni Vini Amici
We gather, learn of wines, and become friends
Viticulture Class
Central Italy

Tues Feb 4, 2020 from 6:00-7:30pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
RSVP ($20)

Please arrive around 5:50, glass of bubbly served to anyone arriving before 5:57!
Bringing your own 2 wine glasses helps save cost and waste

Italy is the worlds largest producer of wine, but also the most confusing!

Lets work together to understand Italian wines and some of the common confusing things.

This lecture will help you navigate the wine isle and wine list when it comes to Italian wines!


Wine tasting includes:
2 Italian Whites  
2 Sangiovese (Tuscan)
2 Montepulciano (East-Central)

2 Bonus Wines!

Announcements

PTOS Pentagon Row Ice Skating
1201 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Thursday, February 13, 2020 (5-7pm)

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://reservations.ptos.org/
$5 per person  including admission and rental, bring family and friends

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event. Brought to you by the PTOS social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org


Announcements

PTOS February Happy Hour
Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant
1301 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (4-7pm)

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

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event. Brought to you by the PTOS social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Come watch the 49ers battle the Chiefs in the Super Bowl with your fellow co-workers at Uproar Brewing! PTOS members will receive servings of beer and appetizers while supplies last.

Where: Uproar Brewing

439 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

When:  Sunday February 2nd from 2:30pm-6:30pm

 

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Jay Huang, Loan Truong, or Jonathan Kuo.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Jay Huang (jay.huang@uspto.gov).

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org. Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Toms River: A story of Science and Salvation" by Dan Fagin

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=c77e05495c60d9752af277567e045f75&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)


Announcements

January Houston Happy Hour!

 

Come join us at Chapman and Kirby on Thursday, January 30 from 5-7!

 

2118 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77003

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

 

Non‐members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Luther for information about this event: Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov

 

Please pass this along to other employees who may be interested!

Announcements

JPTOS Job Announcement: Financial Director

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West st #809 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314

 

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 announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Financial Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 attending monthly Board of Governor meetings

 

DUTIES

·         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, 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. 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

•             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.

THIS POSITION IS SALARIED

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Josephine Chang       josephine.chang@uspto.gov             

(571) 270-3522

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on February 3, 2020

Announcements

PTOS Annual Meeting 2020

The Three Habits
Finding Success in an Innovative World

Keynote Speaker: Rick Hamilton

Optum Senior Distinguished Engineer

Rick Hamilton is recognized as the 18th most prolific inventor in the world as of January 2020, as a named inventor on over 955 issued US patents.  Rick works broadly across UnitedHealth Group’s strategic initiatives—machine learning, genomics, blockchain, IoT, and cybersecurity—to reach Optum’s goals of helping people live healthier lives and making healthcare work better.  Rick has spoken in over 35 countries on innovation, IP management, and emerging technologies, and today, he shares thoughts and perspectives on how we can each become more innovative in our professional and personal lives.

 

Join the Event!

                                                               

February 25, 2020 at 10 am EST

In-Person:                                                                                    Online:

Clara Barton Auditorium                                                           TBD

Madison Building, USPTO HQ 

Light refreshments will be available for those attending in-person

*Please note 1 hour of other time is available for attending with Supervisor’s approval*
Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241

Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member

www.ptos.org

Announcements

 

***DENVER***

 

Ales, Apps, & Barrels of Fun!

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 20th | 7:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Location:

Denver Children’s Museum

2121 Children’s Museum

Denver, CO 80205

 

PTOS members receive their exhibit ticket for $20(normal price is $40), new members can sign up prior to the event!

 

Contact Rebecca Fritchman 303.297.4344 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

@ Bistro Sancerre

French Bistro and Steakhouse

1725 Duke St

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

4:00-6:30 PM

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

Contact: Dave Lotter: David.Lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

***DENVER EVENT***

Cluster Truck lunch delivery
Thursday, January 16
11:30 -12pm Delivery

PTOS members, please join in the 14th floor conference room for a 
group lunch from Cluster Truck.  Cluster Truck should deliver lunch near or before 12pm.  Members, please
order an entree for up to $11 by 3pm on Wednesday, January 15, using the links
provided in your email. 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Link to RSVP: https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

 

Veni Vini Amici
We gather, learn of wines, and become friends
Viticulture Class
Big Reds of EU

Thursday Jan 9, 2019 from 6:00-7:30pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
RSVP ($15)

Please arrive around 5:50 to get settled and prepared
Bringing your own 2 wine glasses helps save cost and waste

Hygge: (Hyoo-guh) a Danish word that loosely translates to "coziness"
Come cozy up with us and enjoy some Reds that warm that chill in your bones


Wine tasting includes:
3 Bordeaux wines
1 Spanish Red
2 Bold Italian Red

Announcements

PTOS Election - Voting without USPTO email access Jan 8-10

Dear PTOS Members,

 

If you will be unable to access your USPTO email during the upcoming election (Jan 8-10, 2020), due to planned travel or for other reasons, please send a request before the election to evote@ptos.org from your USPTO email address providing your personal email address.  You will receive your login information at your personal email address and will be able to access the PTOS voting server.  If you will be unable to access the internet during Jan. 8-10, and would still like to vote, please contact the Election Committee at Robert.fuller@uspto.gov

 

Happy Holidays to all

 

Rob Fuller

PTOS Election Committee

Announcements

Dear PTOS Members:

 

The candidates for the 2020 Election are listed below, and can also be accessed here: https://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2020_election.html.  Please note that members are encouraged to run as write-in candidates for any position for which they are eligible, so long as the Election Committee rules are followed during the campaign.  The rules can be found here: https://www.ptos.org/uploads/File/Constitution_Bylaws/PTOS%20Bylaws%20August%202019.pdf.

 

The Election will take place from January 8-10, 2020.

 

2020 PTOS Election Candidates (asterisk denotes incumbent)

 

Officers

 

President: Robert Hodge*

Vice President: Rebecca Eisenberg*

Secretary: Ryan Clark*

Administrator: David Lotter*

Treasurer: Matthew Troutman*

 

HQ / Shirlington / Hoteling Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2 positions available): None

TC 1700/2900 (2 positions available): Brandon Rosati*, Holly Thurman*

TC 2100 (2 positions available): None     

TC 2400 (2 positions available): William Kim, Angela Nguyen*

TC 2600 (2 positions available): Joshua Schwartz*

TC 2800 (2 positions available): None     

TC 3600 (2 positions available): Anand Loharikar, Catherine Loikith*, Jeffrey O’Brien*

TC 3700 (2 positions available): Jessica Arble, Anne Kozak*, Keith Raymond*

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM (1 position available): None              

Trademarks (2 positions available): Cheryl Butler*

Director’s Office / PTAB /  Policy and International Affairs (1 position available): None     

OPLA/OPQA/Others (1 position available): Fred Guillermety*

 

Regional Representatives

 

MWRO (Detroit): None

RMRO (Denver) Katie Gerth, Emily Morgan

TXRO (Dallas): Neel Patel*

SVRO (San Jose) : None

 

At Large Representatives (10 positions available):

 

Samantha Abraham*, Jessica Arble, Luther Behringer*, Philip Bonzell*, Brian Delrue, Alex DeVito*, Ryan Donlon*, Rebecca Eisenberg, Stephan Essex*, Shon Foley, Rebecca Fritchman, Fred Guillermety, Robert Hodge, Kang Hu, William Kim, Anne Kozak, Anand Loharikar*, Catherine Loikith, Emily Morgan*, Angela Nguyen, Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Jeffrey O’Brien, Keith Raymond, Brandon Rosati, Joshua Schwartz, Holly Thurman, Loan Truong*, Shelby Turner*

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Improvised Shakespeare
Garner Galleria theater
Thursday, February 6, 7:30pm

Based on one audience suggestion, The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised
Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes!  Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed,
or written.  All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you
watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! You’ve never seen the
Bard like this before!  Performance at Garner Galleria theater in the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

Seats are $25 for members, guests may pay full cost of $42.  Please pay Emily by January 17, 3pm. 
 

Questions? Please contact Emily Morgan x74387
Questions about membership, contact membership@ptos.org


Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Fantasia, Live!
Boettcher Concert Hall
Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm

Watch clips from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, as the Colorado Symphony performs the music live! 
Seats are in Mezzanine 8 of Boettcher Concert hall, in the Denver Center for Performing Arts complex. 
Seats are $20 for members, guests may pay full cost of $32.  Please pay Emily by March 6 at 3pm. 

Questions? Please contact Emily Morgan x74387
Questions about membership, contact membership@ptos.org


Announcements

FOR PTOS Members only - can purchase up to 2 tickets

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
(part of KC Lunar New Year 2020)

Kennedy Center
Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:00 PM

PRICE: $25 PER PERSON

Don't miss the cornerstone event of our Lunar New Year celebration as world-renowned, Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to lead the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra in a special concert. Orchestra members are specialized in instruments such as erhu, also known as the Chinese violin; bamboo flute; sheng, a wind instrument consisting of multiple reed pipes; ruan or moon guitar; and zheng or zither.

Suggested attire:
Evening Concert Appropriate Attire
 
Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with Kennedy Center.
Tickets must be purchased online at https://reservations.ptos.org/.  Physical tickets will be available for pickup in Knox 2A19.
 
All Reservations must be made by Fri 1/10 @ Noon
 
Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)
 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

PTOS Holiday Cookie Exchange

December 18th, 2019  4:00PM-6:00PM

 

Remsen conference center 1st floor

400 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Come enjoy Holiday cookies!

Attendees will have a chance to gather one cookie from each selection up to the number of cookies they have also provided for the exchange.

It is recommended to bring at least 2 dozen cookies and the ingredients list so people can be aware of food allergies.

Provide the cookies in a serving container which you can collect after the event.

Store bought cookies are acceptable.

Bring a container to place your collected cookies in.

Tickets Must be reserved Online at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ptos-2019-holiday-cookie-exchange-tickets-85116133647

– All reservations must be reserved by Dec. 17st

Limited to PTOS Members only!

Direct any questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

December Houston Happy Hour!

 

Come join us at Oporto on Monday, December 16 from 5-7!

 

125 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

 

Non‐members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Luther for information about this event: Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov

 

Please pass this along to other employees who may be interested!

 

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=5a4ebdd6640eb4a71ce7a3ad7ccbd5d7&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

San Jose PTOS Holiday Happy Hour

Come celebrate the holidays with your fellow co-workers at Paper Plane! PTOS members will receive free servings of punch bowls and appetizers while supplies last.

 

Where: Paper Plane

72 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

When:  Thursday December 12th from 4:30pm-6:30pm

 

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Jay Huang.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Jay Huang (jay.huang@uspto.gov).

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT – ICE CREAM SOCIAL

When:  Thursday December 12th – 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

What: Ice Cream Social, Including One Free Ice Cream Drink or One Free Ice Cream Sunday, while supplies last.

Where: Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campeau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 

Contact Brian Delrue for information about this event: brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.andrewsonthecorner.com

www.ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

The Owners Box

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202

(adjacent to the TXRO holiday party)

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 1:30PM-3:00PM

 

At least one free drink for PTOS members or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions about the event?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or samantha.abraham@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Dear PTOS Members:

 

The PTOS Board of Directors has voted to expand the eligibility of Regional Office Representative positions to hoteling members.  However, the hoteling member must still be nominated by active members who are on campus at each respective Regional Office (these members may be on non-hoteling telework agreements).

 

The Call for Nominations will close on December 13 at 3 PM.  Please email the Election Committee at robert.fuller@uspto.gov with any questions.  See http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2020_election.html for more information and all necessary forms.

 

Robert Fuller

PTOS Election Committee

Announcements

Hoteler December Happy Hour in Chicago

 

December 12, 6 – 8 pm at Navigator Taproom

2211 N Milwaukee Ave #100, Chicago, IL 60647

 

You can join the PTOS at the happy hour.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Please pass this along to other employees who

may be interested.

 

Please contact James Webb at 313.446.6615 or

james.webb@uspto.gov if you have any questions

 

Announcements

 ***DENVER*** DECEMBER PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 11th | 4:00pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake Street

Denver, CO

 

PTOS members receive a free drink & raffle ticket, new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Rebecca Fritchman 571-270-5542 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

You can have a voice in PTOS!

 

Turn in your nominating petition form between November 25 - December 13 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2020 election.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

Positions for which all PTOS members are eligible:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

At Large Representative (10 positions available)

 

Alexandria HQ / Shirlington Campus / Hoteling Representative Positions (Member must work on campus at Alexandria HQ, Shirlington Campus, or hotel from any USPTO Office, and work within the respective business unit):

 

TC 1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700 (2 from each – 16 total positions)

OCFO / OCAO / OCIO / OPIM (1 position)

Trademarks (2 positions)

Office of the Director / PTAB / Office of the General Counsel /Office of Policy & International Affairs (1 position)

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified (1 position) – Includes Office of the Commissioner, CRU, others

 

Regional Office Representative Positions (Member may be on campus at the respective Regional Office OR hoteling, but must be nominated by employees located ON CAMPUS at the respective regional office):

 ***Member may NOT submit petitions for BOTH a Regional Rep position and an Alexandria HQ/Shirlington/Hoteling Rep Position

Midwest Regional Office (1 position)

Rocky Mountain Regional Office (1 position)

Silicon Valley Regional Office (1 position)

Texas Regional Office (1 position)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2020_election.html to get your nominating petition form.

 

Completed forms must be delivered by 3:00PM E.T. on December 13, 2019.  Hand-deliveries may be brought to Rob Fuller (Alexandria HQ KNX 2C05) or Thane Underdahl (RMRO BRB 15140).  Electronic submissions may be sent to robert.fuller@uspto.gov.

 

Violations of PTOS Election Committee bylaws (available at ptos.org) can be confidentially reported to the Election Committee at evote@ptos.org.

 

Voting will take place from January 8-10, 2020.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2020 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR (ISEF) Anaheim, CA May 10-15, 2020

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.

Find detailed information about ISEF at https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef. Application forms to be an ISEF JUDGE is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html and also available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN  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 10, 2020

The categories for which judges will be selected comprise:
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 Prize winner, and several First Place award winners from over 1800 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

Happy Hour At the John Carlyle Square Park (Park is the center of John Carlyle Circle, surrounded by Potbelly, Jimmy John's and Whiskey & Oyster)

300 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA 22314

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fmaps%2FTE36AWfYKe6wMRXP7&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7C0190e4107e6740b7772608d76c527752%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637096974452799366&sdata=rMEk3RluoM1E5H4l8ZD1BKWKppCWW%2BY3HfRSGXdBpOg%3D&reserved=0

 

Tuesday December 3, 2019 from 4-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Join us in the heated tent for some Holiday Festivities!

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact Jessica.Arble@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

AT GORDON BIERSCH (NEW LOCATION)

100 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003

One Block from Navy Yard Metro (Nationals Park Entrance)

 

Thursday December 12, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Limited Amount of light appetizers

One Free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last Bring your PTOS Membership Card

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

FOR PTOS Members only - can purchase up to 2 tickets

NEW YEAR’S EVE INTERNATIONAL GALA 2020
A CELEBRATION OF MANY NATIONS AND THE NEW ROARING 20S

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:30 PM TO 2:00 AM

PRICE: $190 PER PERSON

Tonight, we circle the globe and touch countries from all continents to make this a truly WORLD WIDE WELCOME into 2020!

20 INTERNATIONAL THEMED CELEBRATIONS ~ 7 SEPARATE PARTY ROOMS including 5 HUGE BALLROOMS ~ ONE OF D.C.’s MOST LUXURIOUS LOCATIONS ~ EXCLUSIVE CIRQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE PERFORMANCES ~ A RETURN TO THE “ROARING 20s” ~ LIVE BANDS 7 DEADLIES ~ SALUTE TO MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ~ FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR ~ MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST ~ HUGE MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP ~ D.C.’S BEST DJS ~ KARAOKE ~ STROLLING ENTERTAINERS ~ PARTY FAVORS ~ CARICATURIST DRAWINGS ~ AFRICAN DANCE SHOW ~ THE CHINESE LION DANCE ~ SPANISH FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE ~ LIVE IRISH DANCE SHOW ~ LIVE MEXICAN DANCE SHOW ~ OPERA ~ CLASSIC RUSSIAN DANCE PERFORMANCE ~ OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION ~ INCREDIBLE HOTEL ROOM RATES ~ WHITE GLOVE SERVICE ~ MANY BARS AND STATIONS TO PREVENT LONG LINES ~ A SELL OUT EVERY YEAR ~ AND MUCH MORE!

Suggested attire:
Black Tie Preferred. Suit/Tie for Men at a Minimum, Cocktail Dress for Women at a Minimum
 
Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be purchased online at https://reservations.ptos.org/
 
All Reservations must be made by Fri 12/13 @ Noon
 
Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)
 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

FOR PTOS Members only - can purchase up to 2 tickets

EMBASSY OF PORTUGAL: EVENING AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR
RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR OF PORTUGAL

2125 KALORAMA RD NW WASHINGTON,
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA @ THU NOV 21ST, 2019 07:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

PRICE: $40 PER PERSON


DETAILS
It is one of the America’s closest friends in Europe, as well as one of the hottest tourist destination for travelers    Portugal  is a country that embraces a spirit of warmth, elegance, beauty and adventure like no other.
Tonight, the ambassador is opening up his magnificent residence for an exclusive visit for our members.   It is a chance to meet him and the diplomats from the embassy, taste authentic Portuguese cuisine, experience Portuguese culture, enjoy a concert from a native Portuguese artist and marvel at the beauty of this unique residence!

FEATURING:

1) DIPLOMATIC GREETING:
His Excellency Ambassador Domingos Teixeira de Abreu Fezas Vital will personally welcome you to his home and offer a remarks about his country. The embassy will also invite other diplomats from different departments of the embassy to meet and greet you and to answer any questions that you may have.

2) PORTUGUESE FOOD PREPARED BY NATIVE CHEFS:
As if we were in a popular restaurant in Lisbon, tonight’s dinner comes from the embassy’s hand-picked Portuguese chef who cooks exclusively for the embassy’s events.    Enjoy samples of exciting native Portuguese food.   The Menu includes
Starters:
Starters:
Pastéis de bacalhau Codfish cakes
Rissóis de camarão Shrimp patties
Bacon wrap shrimp
Chicken crostini
Chouriço Assado Roasted Chorizo
Salads
Entrees:
Carne de Porco à Alentenana Alentejo Pork
Bacalhau com Natas Codfish cream
Arroz de pato Duck rice.
Dessert

3) PORTUGUESE WINE& REFRESHMENTS:
A special taste of Portuguese wine, beer, and other nonalcoholic drinks.

4) EXCLUSIVE PORTUGUESE MUSICAL CONCERT
Experience a classical Portuguese concert performed by native cellist Mafalda Santos, with piano accompanist.   We will hear a special concert of classic Portuguese music, representing different historical eras and different regions of their country.
 About the Artist:  Awarded 1st prize from the Marília Rocha Competition at the age of 10, she has since then been the recipient of over 20 awards from prestigious national and international competitions in Portugal, Spain, London and Berlin. In 2018, Mafalda won the Yale Gordon Competition for Orchestral Bowed Strings, becoming the first person to ever be awarded this prize as a first-year Undergraduate.
She performed in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Berliner Philharmoniker, Centro Cultural de Belém and Casa da Música, in concert series such as Shriver Hall and “Thursdays at 7”, the last one with live broadcast by the Portuguese National Radio. She played with orchestras in both the United States and in Europe.
Ms. Santos will be performing as part of the Portuguese American Post-graduate Society (PAPS), a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Portuguese and Portuguese-American graduates (with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, in any academic/professional field) studying or working in North America, as well as those who have returned to Portugal. http://www.papsonline.org/


Suggested attire:
Business Attire
 
Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at https://reservations.ptos.org/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.
 
All Reservations must be made by tues 11/19 @ noon
 
Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)
 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Come discover what wines pair exceptionally well with Thanksgiving dinner.

These wines branch away from typical drinking wine so come explore with us!

 

Wed Nov 13, 2019

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room

6:00-7:30pm

 

This is a not-for-profit event, all the money goes towards wine! The typical retail average is $30-$45 per bottle.

The $20 is increased from the typical $15 because it this lecture will have food pairings to accompany the tasting.

Lecture, hosted by your Level 2 certified wine educator, will focus on the question of “What do people mean when they talk about wine pairing with food?”

 

**Please arrive by 5:45 so we can start on time**

Bring your own 3 wine glasses; this saves cost and the planet.

 

RSVP ($20): https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Limited to first 25 to register!

 

Questions? Email: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***SILICON VALLEY OFFICE***

 

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

 

Where:     Taurinus Brazilian Steak House (167 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113)

 

When:      Thursday November 21, 2019, 11:30-1:00pm

 

Cost:         $10 per member

 

PTOS will be hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon at Taurinus Brazilian Steak House.   The buffet lunch will include all you can eat salad and a variety of different cuts of meat, as well as soft drinks. 

Contact Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Jay Huang for sign up, payment and/or questions.

 

Non-member can sign up prior to the event by contacting one of the representatives or to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

BLACK TIE ROMAN HOLIDAY GALA AT EMBASSY OF ITALY
 
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St. NW
Sat, December 14, 2019 @ 07:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Price: $90 per person


Purchase or reserve at: https://reservations.ptos.org/

DETAILS

Open Bar, Italian Holiday Menu, Holiday Cheer, European Ballroom Dancing, Italian Holiday Opera, Late Night DJ Dancing, Chocolates from throughout Europe, and Hundreds of Holiday Revelers!
– Christmas and Chanukah in Rome
– The Majesty of the Coliseum
– The Beauty of the Trevi Fountain
Want to travel to Italy 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 our area;
– Italian wines, Italian Food and Desserts, European Dance Demos, Lessons and More!
– Help contribute to the toy drive with Toys for Tots by bringing an unwrapped toy with you.
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 Caesar’s Roman Empire with the allure of Modern Western Europe. From the music of the European master composers to a late-night modern DJ playing your favorite hits, this Italian Holiday Ball has something for everyone. Also, be on the lookout for Babbo Natale (Santa Claus)

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  the Emperor’s Palace  as you waltz, Fox Trot, Tango and even Swing  in an 18th century ballroom setting.  Ballroom dance lessons will be provided as an introductory refresher.
3) HOLIDAY OPERA PRESENTATION
As if we were evoking the celebratory spirit of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, we will be privy to a special performance of classical opera pieces celebrating the holiday season!

4) EUROPEAN NIGHTCLUB:
In the second half of the evening, we visit the hottest nightclubs emulating the hot spots of Via Del Corse  as one our area’s top DJs spins the best retro, swing and top 40 dance hits.

5) EUROPEAN BAR
Tonight, we will present OPEN BAR of European wines European wines, beers and other nonalcoholic refreshments.  Wines and beers several different countries, including the vineyards of Italy, will be on hand for you to sample and enjoy!

6) DOLCI (Desserts). As if picked from the best pastry shops in all of Italy, our dessert selection offers you a wide variety of assortment de holiday Italian treats   Experience the exquisite French desserts found in some of the finest restaurants, cafes and casinos in all of Italy

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 the Caribbean!
 
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 BABBO NATALE, otherwise known as SANTA CLAUS: Santa will come to take pictures and to tell you about how HE is celebrated in Italy!
Note: This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have limited tables and chairs, but will not be able to accommodate seating for all attendees at one time. If you have any special needs, please email events@thingstodoDC.com in advance.
 
VIP OPTION:  For a little extra royalty this evening, you will get:
– Early Admission to the Gala (7:00 PM);
– Private Champagne Reception;
– Special Early Italian Holiday Dinner Menu (TBA)
VIP MENU:
Roman Antipasti
[Coccoli with Stracchino and prosciutto crudo, Breassola, Mortadella, Capocolla,Italian Formaggi
Pickled vegetables-Variety of Olives stuffed mini peppers]
Suppli
[Ball rice Risotto]
Porchetta
[Pork roast stuffed with mushroom & fennel]
Coda alla Vacciana
[Traditional Roman Stw with braised vegetables]
Cacio Peppe
[spaghetti with pecorino Romana & black pepper]
Saltimbocca Chicken
Carbonara Rigatoni
Lamb alla Cacciatori
[roasted lamb with chili flakes and anchovies & fresh Tomato Romano served with gnocchi]
Fritto Misto Vegetables[Fried Vegetables]
Focaccia con la Robiola e Olio Tartufato
(Robiola cheese focaccia with truffle olive oil)
NOTE:  Please be advised that this event is NOT directly organized by the Embassy of Italy. Any concern or information request on the event MUST be addressed through our organization directly.  Please do not contact the embassy with any specific questions.


SUGGESTED ATTIRE
Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for Men. Cocktail Attire for Women. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be reserved online at https://reservations.ptos.org/
*Reminder, by placing an order on the PTOS reservation system, you are responsible for the payment, unless you find a replacement.

All Reservations must be made by thursday 12/5 @ 5pm

Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 


Announcements

PTOS International Trip 2020 – Grand Tour of Peru: Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca

 

SPOTS ARE LIMITED!!

 

Start date: April 18, 2020

Length: 12 days or 18 days with extension to Bolivia

 

To book, please visit:

https://grouptourside.com/ptos

Or call 1-800-438-7672

Announcements

Detroit PTOS – Social Event & Happy Hour: Kart 2 Kart

Hello Girls and Boys,

 

The PTOS social event and Happy Hour for November will be going to and racing at Kart 2 Kart!

 

*      $10 for Three Separate Races for PTOS Members (PTOS contributes $72)

*      Free Appetizers for PTOS Members, while supplies last

*      1 Free Drink for PTOS Members, while supplies last

*      Bring your PTOS Membership Card

*      Sign up for membership to PTOS before or at the event

 

Date/Time:

Saturday, November 16, 2019

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Location:

Kart 2 Kart

42705 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI 48314

 

***RSVP By Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 PM***

 

Questions? Contact Amit Patel amit.patel@uspto.gov (RPL 2021)

 

For more information regarding Kart 2 Kart, please check out:

https://www.kart2kart.com/

 

PTOS Membership Questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

JPTOS Job Announcement: Editor-in-Chief

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West st #809 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314

 

Editor-in-Chief

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 announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•             The Editor-in-Chief must be an active member of the Society and possess at least a J.D. from an ABA accredited school.

•             Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.

•             Prior experience editing law review articles.

•             Familiarity with typesetting and vector graphic design, including the software packages LyX and Inkscape or other typesetting programs.

•             Ability to communicate with authors and subscribers under stressful circumstances.

•             Ability to recruit and maintain a corps of volunteer editors and procure articles.

•             Responsibilities will require attending monthly Board of Governor meetings

 

DUTIES

The Editor-in-Chief will recruit volunteer Articles Editors from the ranks of the Patent & Trademark Office Society (PTOS).  Select articles to appear in the Journal. Generally, this amounts to between 6 and 10 articles per issue or around 1,000 pages of typeset material each year.

Typeset edited articles and layout advertisements, front matter, and rear matter for each of the quarterly issues.  Ensure that the Journal is compliant with postal regulations.  Deliver a finished product to the printer on or before the first of every March, June, September, and December.  Act as a liaison with the Journal’s printer to ensure that the issues are printed correctly and shipped on time.  Collaborate on other projects with JPTOS Executive Board members.  Coordinate with advertiser accounts including providing quotes for advertising space, working with the Executive team in invoicing advertisers and accepting, proofing, formatting advertisements and ensuring the proper ads get placed in each issue.  The Editor-in-Chief 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.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

•             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.

 

THIS POSITION IS SALARIED

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENT TO:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh       seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov             

Jefferson 7A49   (571) 270-1805

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on November 22, 2019

Announcements

***DENVER EVENT***

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Art Experience
Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO


Try out an immersive exhibit at the Museum of Outdoor arts. 
Experience takes 45 minutes to one hour.  Tickets are good for
entrance at any time the museum is open, please see
naturaobscura.org/ticket-information for hours. Exhibit closes
December 29.  Exhibit uses physical tickets, which
will be handed out in office or left at will call with your name.
Museum is adjacent the Englewood RTD station.

Cost is $5 per member, $20 per guest.  Please pay
Emily by 5pm November 5. 

Please see Emily Morgan x74387 for more information.


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER EVENT***

Happy Hour

November 7th 4:30-6:30 PM


Sip Eat + Drink
891 14th Street, Denver


Enjoy a drink with PTOS near the Theater district. 
Members, please check in with Emily for your drink
ticket.  You can join PTOS at this event. 

Please see Emily Morgan x74387 for more information.


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

ALEXANDRIA OFFICE 2020 PTOS EVENTS

2/25/20 (Tuesday) - Annual Meeting and Members Night

6/29/20 (Monday) - End of Q3 Happy Hour

10/5/20 (Monday) - End of FY Happy Hour

 

Questions? Please Contact seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or robert.hodge@uspto.gov

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

Courtyard Marriot Rooftop Bar

500 Wood Street Dallas, Texas 75202

(access rooftop using elevators inside)

 

Thursday, November 07, 2019 from 5:30PM-7:30PM

 

At least one free drink for PTOS members or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or xi.wang@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Happy Hour At Aslin Beer Company

847 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304

 

Tuesday October 22, 2019 from 5-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"How the Post Office Created America" by Winifred Gallagher

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGhvqKCZ_XoXrGjcinCP1ruavsDxu1IBScHFHTCYxfugEj6-hkbIuq1gZLF_op2NG7IMZpEmEkdzwhRWBdeiNZ56&frm=page&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday,  December 3, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

 NAPA WINE TOUR

Tentative date: Nov. 1(Friday) or Nov. 2 (Saturday)

contingent on 10 person minimum.

To Sign up: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OwreOtZLyyITGfBrSkZHAEXBY4fwCNTuHKUMf-IeM1o/edit?usp=sharing

Deadline for payment: October 25, 2019 (Friday)

What is included:

        Bus from City Hall @ 7:30 am to Napa (breakfast with pastries,  coffee and orange juice), a second pickup location near SF might be available (TBD)

        Winery:

                    Robert Mondavi Winery (private tour from grape vines to cellar and tasting)

Andretti Winery (lunch buffet with meats & cheese, assorted rolls, tortellini pesto salad, spring greens with balsamic vinaigrette,

seasonal fruit trays, chips, assorted cookies, five wine tasting and a full pour to accompany lunch.

                    Sterling Winery (aerial tram ride, self-guided tour and tasting)

        Bus back to City Hall.

Price: $200 for PTOS members, $250 for non-members.

                                             

        Contact Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov) and Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov) for sign up, payment and/or questions.

-Sponsored by the Social Committee of the PTOS
Learn more about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org
Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

PTOS Social in the Orlando, Florida Area

 

All PTO employees are invited to-

Join us for lunch at the Miller Ale House, in Winter Park, FL,

on Sunday, 10/13, from 11a-1p.

 

*Family and friends are welcome!

**PTOS Members will receive a discount. :)

 

Location

Miller Ale House

Winter Park Village, 1251 Lee Rd, Winter Park, FL 32789, 321-214-1505

https://millersalehouse.com/

 

Event POC

Angela Nguyen (angela.nguyen@uspto.gov, 571-270-5660)

For day of the event: call/text 407-630-9575?.

Feel free to reach out to her to help coordinate or provide input for future PTOS events in Orlando and other cities in Florida.

 

Hosted by:

PTOS Hoteling Committee

Resources Available to Hotelers: http://bit.ly/2M1kPdQ.

Hotelers Mailing List Sign-up: https://www.ptos.org/regionalemaillists.html

Announcements

Thursday, October 17th 4:00 – 6:00

Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Connect with your creative side with the quintessential Detroit art experience:

       Tour the National Historic Landmark

       Learn the Pewabic Pottery technique from professionals and create your own Pewabic tile

Tour and class normally $20.00, but $2.00 for PTOS members

All are welcome including guests. Non-members can sign up for PTOS before or at the event. Limited to first 25 responses.

To RSVP by Wednesday 10/16, sign up for PTOS or get additional information contact:

kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov (RPL 2022)

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org                              

Announcements
**Alexandria** PTOS: Wine Tasting Oct 17

Thursday Oct 17, 2019

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room

6:00-7:30pm

 

RSVP ($15): https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Limited to first 25 to register!

 

Lift your nose from the grindstone as the EoFY has concluded

And stick it straight into a wonderful glass of wine!

Join us as we select wines based on their spooky cover

And judge them for their depth and character!

 

We will investigate why wines are expensive vs cheap

And what sets expensive wines apart.

 

Tasting will include 7 different wines based on their label

 

**Please arrive before 6pm so we can start on time**

Bring your own 3 wine glasses, saves cost and the planet

 

Questions? Email: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov

Announcements

***DENVER WEEKEND HAPPY HOUR***

ANDERSON FARMS  [Terror in the Corn]
6728 County Road 3 1/4
Erie, CO 80516
Saturday, October 26, 4:30pm

Please join PTOS and RMROC for a co-sponsored weekend "happy hour" at Anderson Farms! 

Cost:
$7 – for participants that are members of both PTOS and RMROC
$14 – for participants that are members of only PTOS
$20 – for participants that are members of only RMROC
$27 – for participants that are NOT members of either PTOS and RMROC

Tickets must be purchased in advance, sign up and pay early to reserve your spot!
RSVP by COB Friday, October 18th

Please contact Holly Thurman 571.272.8068 or Amanda Covington 303.297.4604 with any questions.
Please RSVP to both Holly and Amanda.  See Amanda for payment instructions in Room 15.170. 


Ticket price includes Terror in the Corn* and Fall Festival activities.
The Fall Festival activities include: A corn maze (not haunted), wagon ride
to pumpkin patch, pumpkin cannon, and more! Additional activities are available
for an extra fee (Zombie Paintball Hunt, Ducktona Halfpipe, Pony Rides, and more).
*Terror in the Corn is a haunted corn maze. PTOS and RMROC assume no liability
for this event.  Participation is at your own risk.


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Dinner Dance 2019

NOVEMBER 2nd, 2019  6:00PM-10PM

At The Carlyle Club

2050 Ballenger Ave

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 548-8899

Come enjoy an Elegant Evening with Music & Dancing

3-Course Plated Dinner featuring:

First Course Salad, Choice of Entree, and Choice of Dessert

(Selection made at event; Menu options available upon request)

Premium Open Bar Served from 6-10 PM

Parking available in the USPTO West Garage (at your own expense)

Cocktail Attire

Tickets Must be purchased Online at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ptos-dinner-dance-at-the-carlyle-club-tickets-75316009211

$50 per person – All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Oct. 21st Limited to ONE guest per member!

Direct any questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov or Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov

Announcements

Hello Girls and Boys,

 

The PTOS social event for October will be going to Dave & Busters!

 

*      $5 for a $20 Power Play Card for PTOS Members (PTOS contributes $28)

*      $20 Power Play Card is redeemable for ONE Entrée or Appetizer and $20 for playing games

*      Bring your PTOS Membership Card

*      Sign up for membership to PTOS before or at the event

 

Date/Time:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Location:

Dave & Buster’s

19375 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI 48152

 

Questions? Contact Amit Patel amit.patel@uspto.gov (RPL 2021)

 

For more information regarding Dave & Buster’s, please check out:

https://www.daveandbusters.com/

 

PTOS Membership Questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Thinking about applying to law school? Have questions about the admission process?

Come meet Katrin Hussmann Schroll, Assistant Dean for Admissions from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Noon – 1pm

MDE 5A44

She will provide information about their three programs:

Juris Doctor

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Master of Science in Law (MS in Law).

 

If you would like to attend remotely, please click on the link below and use Password 654321.

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec7ee3ab08535dffacfe808d399bc6f4b
If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Learn more about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Hoteler October Happy Hour in Chicago

 

October 16 at Park & Field

3509 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

 

5-7 p.m.

 

You can join the PTOS at the happy hour.

 

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

 

Please pass this along to other employees who may be interested.

 

Please contact James Webb at 313.446.6615 or james.webb@uspto.gov,  if you have any questions.

 

If interested in planning a similar regional event, please contact Luther Behringer or Philip Bonzell for more information.

Announcements

Happy Hour At Whiskey & Oyster's Patio

(featuring Homegrown Restaurant Group's Beer Truck)

301 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Wednesday October 9, 2019 from 4-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact mailto:Tsung-Yin.Tsai@USPTO.GOV or mailto:Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact mailto:membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Pies and Pitchers Shindig

 

Where: 4th Street Pizza Co.

150 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

(across the street from SV Regional Office)

 

When: Friday October 4th from 4:00-6:00

 

Come enjoy pizza and beer at 4th Street Pizza Co to kick off the new fiscal year. PTOS members will receive free pizza and beer while supplies last.

Non-members will have the opportunity to sign up at the event or by emailing membership@ptos.org.

 

If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Kuo at jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov.

Announcements

***DENVER EVENT***

URBAN PUTT
1201 18th Street
Tuesday, October 1, 4:30pm

Happy end of the fiscal year!  Join PTOS for 9 holes of indoor minigolf
and a drink at Denver’s newest attraction, Urban Putt.  Members, check in with
Emily for your drink and golf tickets.  *You can join PTOS at this event.

Please see Emily Morgan x74387 for more information.


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Houston Happy Hour!

 

Come join us at St. Arnold’s Beer Garden on Wednesday, October 9 from 5-7 as we bid goodbye to FY 2019 and welcome FY 2020!

 

2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

 

Non‐members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Luther for information about this event: Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov

 

Please pass this along to other employees who may be interested!

Announcements

Welcome to FY2020 Oktoberfest

October 2 from 5-8pm

Clara Barton Auditorium

Free entry & free refreshments for members ~bring your card for speedy entry~

 

Questions regarding this event please contact Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov, Robert.Hodge@uspot.gov or David.Lotter@uspto.gov

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member www.ptos.org

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGjLqvu83oASVYH1GsN076kG5UK3OrORUuzUjt7fCCp07uv-XOwsRAdbvp7CqOWLAZx6tZw6q09jvzS0NdYPzaP5&frm=page&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE*** PTOS Happy Hour

Date and Time:

Thursday, September 12 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Location:

5280 Burger Bar

500 16th Street Mall #160

Denver, CO 80202

 

PTOS members receive a free drink ticket, new members can sign up at the event! We hope to see you there!

 

Contact Curtis Kortman 303.297.4404 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT – HAPPY HOUR

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM 

What: Happy Hour including free ferry ride to South Bass Island in Lake Erie and one FREE DRINK for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Where: Put-in-Bay, leaving from Miller Ferry 5174 E. Water Street, Port Clinton, OH,  43452

 

 

 

Contact   Rebecca Zimmerman for information about this event Rebecca.zimmerman@uspto.gov 

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

https://www.visitputinbay.org/

www.ptos.org

Announcements

 PTOS – Wine Tasting Lecture

 

Thursday Sept 5, 2019 6:00-7:00p

Oregon Vs The World

 

Please arrive before 6:00 to get settled and prepared

Bringing your own 3 wine glasses helps save cost and waste

 

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is making a solid reputation on their Pinot Noir, let’s see how they compare with the rest of the world! We will return from our trip to the Willamette Valley with specially curated wines that are not available for purchase at typical retailers on the east coast.

 

The tasting will include:

Riesling from Oregon

Pinot Noir from Oregon

2* Pinot Noir from Oregon

2* Pinot Noir from Burgundy

 

RSVP @ https://reservations.ptos.org/

Limited to 30 seats

Cost $15

*Average cost per bottle has exceeded $50 in each of the past 10 lectures. Avg price is dependent on total # of participants.

 

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 

PTOS DETROIT – HAPPY HOUR

When: Friday September 6, 2019 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

What: Happy Hour including one FREE DRINK for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Where: Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 

Contact Brian Delrue for information about this event: brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.andrewsonthecorner.com

www.ptos.org

Announcements

 

PTOS DETROIT – Maybury State Park Horseback Riding

When: Saturday October 5, 2019 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

What: PTOS members only pay $15.00 of the $50 Horseback Riding Rental. Everyone must weigh under 220 lbs. to ride the horses

Where: Maybury Riding Stables - 20303 N Beck Rd, Northville, MI 48167

 

For more information see https://www.mayburyridingstable.com/

Contact Brian Delrue for information about this event: brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Sweet Fire Donna’s and Tequila & Taco Joint Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5-7pm

Contact David Lotter for information david.lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Check in at Tequila and Taco at the 500 block of John Carlyle St.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

Announcements
SILICON VALLEY PTOS Ice Cream Social Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members! Tuesday, August 27th, 12:30pm-1:30pm. Ice Cream will be serve on the second floor pantry *Limit one per member, while supplies last -Sponsored by the Social Committee of the PTOS -For event questions, contact Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov), Ryan Clark (ryan.clark@uspto.gov) and Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov) Learn more about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org
Announcements
****Denver- Free Ice Cream (dairy and non-dairy) for PTOS members**** Tuesday, August 27, 2019 15th Floor pantry 2:00-2:30 p.m. New members can register at the event. Membership Questions? Contact membership@ptos.org Event Questions? Please email rebecca.fritchman@uspto.gov
Announcements
Silicon Valley PTOS Happy Hour PTOS will be hosting a happy hour at The Fountainhead Bar in downtown San Jose. Come enjoy a complementary drink for PTOS members while supplies last. Where: Fountainhead Bar: 387 S 1st St, San Jose When: Tuesday August 27th from 5:00 to 7:00pm You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Ryan Clark. If you have any questions about the event please contact Ryan Clark (ryan.clark3@uspto.gov). Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org
Announcements
PTOS DETROIT - Canoeing and Kayaking When: Saturday August24th -1:00 PM -3:00 PM What: A Five Dollar rental for PTOS members (you only pay $5), while supplies last. Where: Riverside Kayak Connection - Flynn Memorial Pavilion 3809 Loiter Way in Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Michigan 48207 For more information about rentals see https://riversidekayak.com/rentals/ Contact Brian Delrue for information about this event: brian.delrue@uspto.gov Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org www.ptos.org
Announcements

***DENVER EVENT***

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Thursday, November 7, 7pm

Please join PTOS at the Denver Center for Performing Arts for Phantom of the Opera! 
Seats are in the first four rows of the balcony.  $30 for member tickets, guests are
welcome to join at full cost of $54.  DCPA requires the group tickets must be purchased
no later than October 4, so please pay Emily before 11am on October 4.    

Please see Emily Morgan x74387 for more information.


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

Talk #2: Life Insurance - A Versatile Tool

Many people view Life Insurance as a product to protect their family in the event they are gone. While this is a primary reason, it's not the only one. Life Insurance is much like a Swiss Army knife, one tool that can serve many purposes. At this presentation, we will review the basics of life insurance and discuss many alternative uses that can help your financial situation. We’ll also discuss the role that FEGLI plays into your insurance strategy. Aug 21, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. via WebEx


Attend online
http://bit.ly/ptoslifeinsurancetalk

Attend by phone
571-270-5000
Event number: 997 627 843
Event password: 12345


Hosted by the PTOS Education Committee.
For more info about these talks, contact Angela Nguyen and Robert Morlan.


Learn about the Patent and Trademark OFfice Society and become a member
www.ptos.org

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Fall 2019 Scramble
 
The Courses at Andrews
Joint Base Andrews, MD
South Course

*20 mins from USPTO*


Thursday, October 3rd, 9:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$80/player* Tournament Fee:
• Cart for tournament
• Captain’s Choice Scramble
• Golfer’s banquet
• Team prizes
• PTOS Gift

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by September 20th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Alexandria: PTOS Ice Cream Social


Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!
Tuesday, August 27th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ice Cream carts will be located outside on the Dulany Street side of the Madison Atrium
(In the event of rain, carts will be located on the lower level of the Madison Atrium)
*Limit one per member, while supplies last
*Please bring your PTOS membership card
-Sponsored by the Social Committee of the PTOS
-For event questions, contact Jeffrey.OBrien@uspto.gov
Learn more about the Patent and Trademakr Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org
Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

 


Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

 

Café 44

44 Canal Center Plaza #401, Alexandria, VA 22314

Aug 15, 2019

5:00-7:00PM

 

One free drink while supplies last,

For PTOS Members Only.

 

This place is an absolute hidden gem of Old Town Alexandria!

Chic design and a view that truly puts the awe in awesome.

 

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up at for membership at the event.

 

Brought to you by PTOS Social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Stephen.yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership Questions? Contact membership@PTOS.org

Announcements
Viticulture Class Napa + Sonoma Thursday Aug 8, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm *Notice* Time Change We’ll be pulling out all the stops for this lecture! Come try very popular wines from America’s top quality wine region. If you love California wines, you’ll love this event; if you’re a skeptic, this selection will do wonders to change your impressions; if you’re a value hunter, $15 is an insane price to try bottles as nice as these! Come for the wine, stay for the lecture, and return to our next lectures because of the community. Arrive at 6 for a pre-tasting snacks Feel encouraged to bring charcuterie to share Lecture and tasting will start at 6:30 Remsen 1st Floor Board Room RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php Lecture limited to first 30 to RSVP BYO wine glass (3), plastic available Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements

Tutta's Pizza

110 1710, North Record Street, Dallas, TX 75202

 

Thursday, August 08, 2019 from 5:30PM-7:00PM

 

One free drink for PTOS members or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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***DENVER EVENT***

LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK
Thursday, August 29, 6pm

Denver Film Society takes over Lakeside Amusement park for the Summer Scream! 
Each ticket includes unlimited rides, open bar, free experiences, and a film on
the lawn.  $20 per member.  Transportation on your own, please be
responsible!  Doors open at 6pm, movie TBA.  Please pay Emily by 5pm on August 20.  

Please see denverfilm.org/summer-scream/ or Emily Morgan x74387 for more information.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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***DENVER***

 

Date and Time:

Monday, August 19th | 2:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Location:

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Boulevard

Denver, CO 80205

 

PTOS members receive their exhibit ticket, new members can sign up prior to the event! Space is limited to 21 people.

 

Contact Rebecca Fritchman 303.297.4344 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

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Ice Cream Social

5th Floor Pantry

207 South Houston Street Dallas, Texas 75202

 

Thursday, August 08, 2019 from 1:00PM-2:00PM

 

*While supplies last*

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGh0xuD3A8Bd3KerCWjhsZOgzalZcF2A-ExO9C4eKvC3q4EcrXW0ipfZW2mlczVnLrtIoI6L_AmxgSEid2C2EGNT&frm=page&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

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PTOS & SPECO Happy Hour

 

Happy Hour Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

 

Lower Atrium of Madison

 

Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 4-6pm

 

One free drink for PTOS & SPECO members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for PTOS membership at the event.  Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org If you're interested in joining SPECO please contact the Membership Committee or email SPECO@uspto.gov.

 

Questions?  Contact Peter.Pappas@uspto.gov,  Jay.Patel@USPTO.GOV, Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

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Casa Tequila Bar

7/24/2019

4:30PM-6:30PM

 

200 Reinekers Ln

Alexandria, VA 22314

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Edward.Bushard@uspto.gov or David.Lotter@uspto.gov

 

 

Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org

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PTOS DETROIT – HAPPY HOUR

When: Thursday July 25th, 2019 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

What: Happy Hour including one FREE DRINK for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Where: Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 

Contact Tom Rodgers for information about this event: thomas.rodgers@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.andrewsonthecorner.com

www.ptos.org

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PTOS MUG GIVEAWAYS

 

 

WHAT:       Register for your personalized SV mug for PTOS members. 

Once available, members will be notified by email to pick up their mug at the SV regional office.

 

 

WHEN:       link to register: CTRL+CLICK ON LINK

Register and specify the exact spelling of your name to be printed on the mug.

                   Deadline to register is July 18, 2019

 

 

Special thanks to Katelin Kloberg for our mug design!

 

 

New members can sign up through membership@ptos.org or by contacting Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov) for signup and/or questions.

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***DENVER*** JULY PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Tuesday, July 23rd | 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 

Location:

Skyline Beer Garden

1601 Araphoe St

Denver, CO 80202

 

PTOS members receive a free drink, new members can sign up at the event!

 

Contact Holly Thurman 571.272.8068 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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Silicon Valley PTOS Let Freedom Ring Lunch

 

PTOS will be hosting a lunch to celebrate the 4th of July.  Come celebrate your freedoms while having a classic Independence Day lunch of hotdogs and corn on the cob.  Each PTOS member will receive a free lunch while supplies last.

 

Where: Second Floor Pantry

When:  Tuesday July 2nd from 11:30 to 1:00

 

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Ryan Clark.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Ryan Clark (ryan.clark3@uspto.gov).

Learn about PTOS at www.ptos.org

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

10th Annual Law School Fair

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

11am – 1pm

Clara Barton Auditorium

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school and the application process.

| Law School | LSAT | Financial Aid |

Nineteen law schools from DC, VA, NJ, MD, WV, PA and DE have been invited to attend the fair. The following six schools have already confirmed their attendance:

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

George Mason University School of Law

George Washington University Law School

Regent University School of Law

Seton Hall University School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET.

Please contact Catherine Loikith or Angela Nguyen for further details.

 

Visit www.PTOS.org  or www.usptoapanet.org for information on this and other events.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

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Dallas PTOS Social Event Courtyard Marriot Rooftop Bar 500 Wood Street Dallas, Texas 75202 (access rooftop using elevators inside) Wednesday June 26, 2019 from 5:30PM-7:00PM One free drink for PTOS members or comparatively priced food item while supplies last. Non-members can sign up at the event. *Managers will be buying the 5th Class Graduates their 1st drink!* Questions? Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or xi.wang@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
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Happy Hour at Ludwig's German Table Ludwig's German Table 261 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PTOS Members receive a drink ticket while supplies last Come check out this German place in a beautiful historic building in Downtown San Jose You can sign up for PTOS membership at the event or through membership@ptos.org If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov)
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***DENVER EVENT*** PTOS Denver – HAPPY HOUR When: Wednesday June 26th – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM What: Happy Hour including one FREE DRINK for PTOS Members, while supplies last. Where: Lodo’s Bar Grill – 1946 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 http://www.lodosbarandgrill.com/ Contact Amanda Covington or Thane Underdahl for information about this event amanda.covington@uspto.gov or thane.underdahl@uspto.gov Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org www.ptos.org
Announcements

Kid's Camp during the PTOS

3rd Quarter Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 4:30-8:30PM

At Pump It Up of Alexandria

2000 Eisenhower Ave

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Enjoy the 3rd Quarter Happy Hour while Pump it Up watches your kids!

They will play games, make new friends and enjoy tons of bouncy fun!

Pizza and Drinks included

$25.00/child

Ages 2+ and potty trained

 

RSVP at https://www.pumpitupparty.com/alexandria-va/calendar/

Event is listed as "PTOS Member's Night" on the calendar

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Direct any questions to Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov 

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PTOS Third Quarter Happy Hour

Come take a break!

Tuesday July 9, 2019, 5:00-8:00 PM

Madison Auditorium

 

Kid's Camp Available during this event, see separate flyer for more details.

 

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Direct any questions to: Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov  or David.Lotter@upsto.gov

Announcements

Hoteler June Happy Hour in Chicago

 

June 25, 6 – 8 pm at Navigator Taproom

2211 N Milwaukee Ave #100, Chicago, IL 60647

 

You can join the PTOS at the happy hour.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Please pass this along to other employees who

may be interested.

 

Please contact James Webb at 313.446.6615 or

james.webb@uspto.gov if you have any questions

 

If interested in planning a similar regional event, please contact Luther Behringer or Phillip Bonzel for more information.

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PTOS DETROIT – HAPPY HOUR

When: Friday June 28, 2019 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

What: Happy Hour including one FREE DRINK for PTOS Members, while supplies last.

Where: Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 

Contact Brian Delrue for information about this event: brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.andrewsonthecorner.com

www.ptos.org

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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai

https://cwms-md-app102.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGi96X8aFRKJjSxmNJe230INM1l86Hg1nQHFKzrBc_OVz-DK7GhHP6mMxtxcvX6vdIQR8caAPcOCLhN19Lvx8jqE&frm=page&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub

Tuesday,   July 16, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

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PTOS DETROIT - PIZZA – LUNCH - MEETING

When: Friday June 28, 2019 –12 Noon to 1 PM

What: Papa’s Pizza is FREE for PTOS Members

Where: The Detroit Conference Room

Why: Budget Update, Vote on Events, & Sign More Volunteers

 

RSVP by Close of Business on Thursday June 27, 2019

To RSVP (earlier is better) or to join PTOS, contact: Brian Delrue (brian.delrue@uspto.gov)

Membership questions? Join Today! Contact Membership@ptos.org

www.ptos.org

Announcements
Silicon Valley PTOS

PTOS will be hosting a Happy Hour at SP2 Communal Bar and Restaurant.

Where: SP2 Communal Bar and Restaurant (72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA 95110)
When:  Tuesday June 4th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy a drink with your fellow PTOS members at this downtown San
Jose outdoor oasis.  Each PTOS member will receive one complimentary drink
while supplies last.

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting
Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Ryan Clark.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Ryan Clark
(ryan.clark3@uspto.gov).

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements

Dallas PTOS Big Event

Savor in Klyde Warren Park

Thursday, June 6, 2019

3:00pm-6:00pm

 

PTOS members enjoy unlimited drinks and appetizers from 3:00pm to 6pm.

 

New members can join on location.

Contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov for questions.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Wine Tour of Northern Va

Saturday June 8th, 2019 from 9:30am-5:00pm Meet at Madison, Dulany St

side Cost $60 RSVP by June 3rd Limited to 40 seats Limited to 1 guest

 

Trip includes transportation to and from wine country Boxwood Winery:

Private Tour & Tasting Bull Run Winery: Party & Tasting

 

Upon our arrival at Boxwood, we will be lead on a private tour of their facilities where members will learn and observe how wine is transformed from grapes to packaged wine. Boxwood strives to produce Bordeaux style blends that rival the quality of those produced in France.

 

We will depart from Boxwood around 1.

 

Bull Run winery is one of the closest wineries to DC, and is a fantastic time. We have a reservation in their General's Quarters area where we will have wine delivered to us. They have food trucks on site, but feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, charcuterie. This PTOS sponsored wine tasting & party will allow members to explore the wines at their leisure.

 

RSVP ($60):  http://ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php

 

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov *Contact Stephen if you'd

 like to request more than one guest

 

 Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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Viticulture Class at the Patent Office

California + Washington

Thursday May 30, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room

RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations/catalog/index.php

Lecture limited to first 30 to RSVP

We will sample 2 wines from Washington and 4 wines from California. The tasting includes discussion of the impact of the climate on the expression of the wine as well as comparison of varietals.  

 

Please bring your own wine glasses (2) if convenient; plastic cups are available

 

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Save the Dates:

June 25, 2019     Tuesday               5:30pm-7:30pm              California + Oregon

July 23, 2019       Tuesday               5:30pm-7:30pm              Spain + Portugal

Aug 6, 2019         Tuesday               5:30pm-7:30pm              Italy

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour at the Village Brauhaus

 

Joins us for happy hour on June 25, 2019 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Village Brauhaus (710 King Street, Old Town Alexandria).

 

One free drink while supplies last for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Event Questions: Ryan.Donlon@uspto.gov or Fred.Guillermety@uspto.gov

Membership Questions:  Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Abner Doubleday Softball League

 

Interested in playing softball in the USPTO/PTOS co-ed softball league?

 

All USPTO Employees WELCOME

 

Weeknight Games at HENSLEY Fields ON EISENHOWER AVE. TENTATIVELY BEGINNING ON JUNE 4th

 

Open to Individuals AND SMALL GROUPS INTERESTED IN JOINING EXISTING TEAMS

 

The ABNER DOUBLEDAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE is a co-ed softball league is affiliated with the PTOS and open to members of the Patent & Trademark Office.  The league is semi-competitive and consists of ten to twelve teams.  (We cannot accommodate more due to a lack of field availability.  The league allows teams from the previous season the first chance to continue participation in the league the following year.)  While team availability may be limited, however, we are usually able to accommodate individuals or small groups that may be interested in playing.

 

Please contact Mark.Ruthkosky@uspto.gov or see the league website:

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ptos.org%2Fcommittees%2Fptos_athletics%2Fsoftball_league.html&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7C80d0408c2dbb4b61bdbd08d6d89050e1%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C636934511750579716&sdata=SOOB8O15yDExONe8kVY9Iq9AE%2BVCNEden1Y9ah3kioA%3D&reserved=0

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

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***DENVER EVENT***

 

LAST DEFENDER

1510 BLAKE ST

Wednesday, June 12, 6pm

 

Help save the world in a cold war era “escape room” run by the Denver Center for Performing Arts. 

A team of 16 people put on costumes and assist the actors solve puzzles to take part in the drama. 

Tickets are $15 per member, $20 per guest.  “Theater” is underneath Patagonia.  Pre-show drinks TBA.

 

 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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***DENVER*** MAY PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 22nd | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Woods Boss Brewing

2210 California Street

Denver, CO 80205

 

PTOS members receive a free drink, new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Rebecca Fritchman 571-270-5542 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements
PTOS Wine Tour of Northern Va Saturday June 8th, 2019 from 9:30am-5:00pm Meet at Madison, Dulany St side Cost $60 RSVP by June 3rd Limited to 40 seats Limited to 1 guest Trip includes transportation to and from wine country Boxwood Winery: Private Tour & Tasting Bull Run Winery: Party & Tasting Upon our arrival at Boxwood, we will be lead on a private tour of their facilities where members will learn and observe how wine is transformed from grapes to packaged wine. Boxwood strives to produce Bordeaux style blends that rival the quality of those produced in France. We will depart from Boxwood around 1. Bull Run winery is one of the closest wineries to DC, and is a fantastic time. We have a reservation in their General’s Quarters area where we will have wine delivered to us. They have food trucks on site, but feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, charcuterie. This PTOS sponsored wine tasting & party will allow members to explore the wines at their leisure. Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov *Contact Stephen if you’d like to request more than one guest Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
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PTOS Happy Hour San Antonio Bar & Grill WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 4:30-6:30 PM Hoffman Town Center 200 Swamp Fox Road Alexandria, VA. One free drink while supplies last, for PTOS members only. You can sign up for membership at the event. Contact Philip Stuckey or Dave Lotter Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
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Dallas PTOS Social Event Frankie's Downtown Tue, May 28, 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm 1303 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202 PTOS Members enjoy a free drink or comparatively priced food item while supplies last. New members can join on location. Contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov for questions. Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean Ms. Orlean interweaves a memoir of her life in books, a whodunit, a history of Los Angeles, and a meditation on the rise and fall and rise of civic life in the United States. . . . By turns taut and sinuous, intimate and epic, Ms. Orlean’s account evokes the rhythms of a life spent in libraries . . . bringing to life a place and an institution that represents the very best of America: capacious, chaotic, tolerant and even hopeful, with faith in mobility of every kind, even, or perhaps especially, in the face of adversity.” —Jane Kamenski, The Wall Street Journal https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGhTClMKgteQK8ntDbqfzAy3ENrTEQ2-VBa6dOoF5hNyXFWWWKbYlwnQEOBfxf0Yrmn5kSnnAnoLq_-_XW7SK3-l&frm=page&siteurl=meetings Password: bookclub Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS) Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org
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PTOS Wine Tour of Northern Va Saturday May 11, 2019 from 9:30a-5:00p Meet ON TIME at Madison, Dulany St side Cost: $60 Limited to 40 members Members can buy one additional ticket Trip includes Transportation to and from wine country Boxwood Winery: Private Tour & Tasting Bull Run Winery: Party & Tasting Upon our arrival at Boxwood, we will be lead on a private tour of their facilities where members will learn and observe how wine is transformed from grapes to packaged wine. Boxwood strives to produce Bordeaux style blends that rival the quality of those produced in France. We will depart from Boxwood around 1. Bull Run winery is one of the closest wineries to DC, and is a fantastic time. We have a reservation in their General’s Quarters area where we will have wine delivered to us. They have food trucks on site, but feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, charcuterie. We will be having a DIY wine tasting where we will explore the wines produced at a leisure pace. RSVP: http://ptos.org/reservations Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements
Evening at the Embassy of Slovakia with Visiting Performers Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 06:45 PM to 09:15 PM Embassy of the Slovak Republic 3523 International Court, N.W., price: $40 per person Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/ DETAILS Tonight, at the special invitation of the Embassy, join us as we step out of Washington, D.C. and onto Slovak soil for an evening rich in the Old World traditional ways of Eastern and Central Europe with a special visit to the Embassy of Slovakia. Extra special is the presence of the Native Slovakian Band - SILBAND! Tonight is their only D.C. performance before flying back to Slovakia the next day! During our visit to Slovakia, we will experience the following: (A) SLOVAK FOOD PREPARED BY THE EMBASSY CHEF: Specially prepared Slovak Meal for TTD members by the Embassy's top native Slovak Chef. Cold appetizers (Greek salad, ham, cheese) Smoked salmon with lemon Mozzarella with tomatoes Chicken medallions with vegetables on butter and rice Grilled salmon Chocolate rolls Slovak Strudle (B) SLOVAK BAR: Enjoy a wide variety of the best in authentic Slovak wines and other beverages. (C) NATIVE SLOVAK PERFORMANCE BY SILBAND: In town for tonight only, we will get a rare concer by this visiting fFolk band from Slovakia. Traditional music instruments are used in untypical connection of a several music styles. You can see an unpredictable performance full of surprising sounds and virtuosity. Their interpretations conjure up special images of Bratislava Castle, the Danube, and the High Tratas. (To learn more about the group, visit https://www.silvayovci.sk/#). (D) SLOVAK FILM: View an optional film highlighting the attractions, people, and culture of the Slovak Republic. (E) DIPLOMATIC GREETING: Slovak diplomats have been invited to meet and greet you and to answer any questions that you may have. At present we have invited the Ambassador and are anticipating his enthusiastic attendance. (F) SLOVAK ART GALLERY: You will be awed by the numerous native Slovak art and/or photos available for your study and viewing pleasure. SUGGESTED ATTIRE Business Attire Please 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. All Reservations must be made by May 9th @ 5pm Please direct any questions to Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756) Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements
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 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 Ryan Clark ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or (408) 918-7606 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 May 6th, 2019
Announcements

Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour

At Courthouse Square Park

(located between the Westin and the Federal Courthouse)

 

Friday May 3, 2019 from 4-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact jessica.arble@USPTO.GOV   or Samantha.Abraham@USPTO.GOV

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

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***DENVER EVENT***

Cluster Truck Lunch
Tuesday, April 23
11:30 -12pm Delivery @ courtyard on Stout st.

Cluster Truck will deliver to the courtyard outside the Byron Rogers
building around 12 pm.  Please make your order for up to $12 by 3pm on
Monday, April 22 using the links provided in your email.  Feel free to
join an information session in the 14th floor conference room at 12:30.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Bordeaux: No Description Necessary
Thursday May 2, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm

Remsen 1st Floor Board Room
BYO wine glass (2), plastic available 
Lecture limited to first 40 to RSVP

$15 Per Lecture

RSVP: http://ptos.org/reservations

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Save the Dates

May 2, 2019       Thursday              5:30pm-7:30pm

May 30, 2019      Thursday              5:30pm-7:30pm

June 25, 2019     Tuesday               5:30pm-7:30pm

July 23, 2019       Tuesday               5:30pm-7:30pm

Aug 6, 2019         Tuesday               5:30pm-7:30pm

Announcements

PTOS Annual Picnic

Sunday May 19, 2019

12:00-5:00 PM (Food served 12:00-3:30 PM) Fort Hunt Park - Pavilion Site A

8999 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308

 

Tickets MUST be purchased online

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fptos.org%2Freservations%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ckeith.raymond%40uspto.gov%7Cbdbd6abb000048f23cdc08d6bfad8fa3%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C636907149543103374&sdata=rzOuhwqOGzfw9Jskmyp3tPP25nvshRaJAmOQd2jEFgo%3D&reserved=0

Tickets on sale now until COB, May, 13, 2019!!

$4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 NO REFUNDS People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

 

Food, drinks, Obstacle Course, Gunsmoke Gallery, Fire Truck Slide, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports, and Much more!

 

For questions, directions, or more information, contact:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805, Robert Hodge at x22097, or David Lotter at x07422

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 

***DENVER*** APRIL PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 25th | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Appaloosa Grill

535 16th St Mall #110

Denver, CO 80202

 

PTOS members receive a free drink, new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Katie Gerth x7-4602 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Top Golf

Saturday, April 27th 12:30-2:30

Top Golf, 500 Great Lakes Crossing Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

For PTOS members: $5.00 for Top Golf membership card, free bay rental, free drink ticket and free first come first serve appetizers. If you already have a membership card to Top Golf, no fee is required

Non-members can sign up at the event.

To RSVP by Thursday 4/18, sign up for PTOS or get additional information contact

kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov (RPL 2022) or brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS HAPPY HOUR – Punch Bowl Social

Saturday, May 4th – 7:00pm-8:30pm

Punch Bowl Social – 1331 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

For more information contact: andrew.cromer@uspto.gov or brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Announcements

Karaoke Happy Hour

 

Where:               EMA Karaoke & Bar

2460 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95051

 

When:                  Tuesday April 23, 2019

                              6:30pm - 9:00pm

 

Sign up on the link below to reserve your spot.   Carpool will be available from the office.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16_GfrWTFUS2vsgd-M42aa0qeOyfNVbCd4qDppnOM_3k/edit?usp=sharing

 

Come to mingle and jingle with your fellow PTOS members.  There will be alcohol there will be snack.   There will be PTO SUPER STARs performing for the first time.

Non-members can sign up at the event or by emailing membership@ptos.org.

 

If you have any questions please contact Loan Truong loan.truong@uspto.gov, Jonathan Kuo jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov or Ryan Clark  Ryan.clark@uspto.gov

Announcements

Donate Your Unwanted Goods To Local Charities:

The Salvation Army

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

ALIVE! Food Assistance

One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Drop Off at Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Receipts for Donations

Available to Donors

 

This event is sponsored by the USPTO Worklife Team and PTOS.

No other time is authorized for this event.

This is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement of any related business.

The USPTO makes no guarantee as to the nature of any products or services offered.

Announcements

NE Region Hotelers, please join us for games & drinks!

 

*Dave & Busters*

Date: Wednesday, May 1st (game play is ½ off on Wednesdays!)

Time: 7-9pm

Address: 271 Mishawum Rd. , Woburn, MA 01801

 

Free drink OR game play (up to $10) for PTOS Members You can sign up for PTOS membership at the event.

 

For more information, contact anne.kozak@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James


https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGhXbpq6AjE_BVE8f663YsBUiyJCaJcWRnqMPTUtQcJN88kN6kjIEhxCyINB93yT0qwyKsi4C1X05xpewD_ybe0L&frm=page&siteurl=meetings

Password: bookclub

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

Calling for volunteers for science experiments with elementary school students!

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Clean Water Experiment

No experience necessary!

 

Jefferson-Houston Elementary School

1501 Cameron St

Alexandria, VA 22314

1-2pm; Meet at in front of Remsen at 12:30pm

 

For further details, please contact:

Tom Artman at thomas.artman@uspto.gov or

Cathy Loikith at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

 

Sponsored by Raising Excitement for Science, Engineering and Technology (RESET) and the PTOS.

There is no other time authorized for this event.

Learn more about the PTOS and become a member at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

German Whites and S.Africa Reds
Tuesday April 2, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm

Remsen 10th Floor Conference Room
BYO wine glass (2), plastic available 
Special Iced wine tasting!!
Lecture limited to first 20 to RSVP

RSVP Here

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***Silicon Valley Office***
 

Happy Hour Chillax

Where: Loft Bar and Bistro, 90 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113

When: Tuesday April 2nd from 4:30-6:30pm

After a long quarter, relax with a cool drink.  It will be nice to enjoy some comradery with fellow PTOS members. All PTOS members get a drink ticket while supplies last and non-members will have the opportunity to sign up at the event or by emailing membership@ptos.org.

If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Kuo at jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov or x37637

Announcements

PTOS discounted movie tickets. You must be a PTOS member to purchase tickets.

AMC Yellow Tickets: $8 each (Alexandria, Denver, and Online for hotelers only)
AMC Green Tickets: $9 each (San Jose, Detroit, Dallas, and Online for hotelers only)
Regal Premier Tickets: $8 each (Alexandria, Denver, and Online for hotelers only)

Get your tickets from the following sellers:

Eric Keasel (RND 10D39)
Larry Lee (REM 3D15)
Stephan Essex (REM 6C89)
Susan McFadden (KNOX 8C15)
Jeff O’Brien (KNOX 10C19)
Seah Nikmanesh (JEFF 7A49)
Tarun Sinha (JEFF 9C79)
Denver: Thane Underdahl
Detroit: David Posigian
Dallas: Joseph Finan
San Jose: Loan Truong (2209)
San Jose: Namitha Pillai (2214)

If you are a Hoteler, please place your order online at: http://www.ptos.org/reservations/catalog/
For troubles or questions about the PTOS reservation system, contact Rob Hodge.

For AMC ticket terms, see: https://www.amctheatres.com/exchange-tickets-terms

For Regal ticket terms see: https://corporateboxoffice.com/terms-conditions/

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org
Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

BLACK TIE EUROPEAN GALA AT THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE

When: Sat, Apr 27, 2019 @ 07:15 PM to 11:50 PM
Where: Embassy of France / La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

VIP Ticket - $80/person
Includes Champagne Reception
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Open Bar, European Ballroom Dancing, Casino Games, Late Night DJ,  Dancing, Chocolates from throughout Europe, and Much More!

A EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE - with a special focus on Monte Carlo!   From the royal majesty of the Palace to the bustling excitement of the casinos, this spring, don your best tuxedo and dresses and travel to Europe  - on European Soil -  we invite you to a very special holiday gala. Partake in the games, dance in a ballroom fairy tale 18th Century Setting,  dance to a modern 21st century DJ, enjoy French desserts, experience wines, beers and other  drinks from throughout Europe, savor  chocolate from all over the Old Country... and win a trip to the Caribbean!

FEATURING:
1) Champagne Reception
2) Ballroom Dancing with Lessons
3) Casino Games
4) European Nightclub
5) European/French Bar
6) Les Desserts
7) European Chocolate Tasting
8) Win a trip to the Caribbean

All Details available at: https://thingstododc.com/event/1653/black-tie-european-gala-at-the-embassy-of-france-..-with-a-touch-of-monte-carlo/
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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:  $80/person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for men. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

Limited to ONE member and ONE guest! Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 29th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to "PTOS" Attn Kang Hu, RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 2A19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee? Contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar.
For more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Men's & Women's College

Basketball Bracket Pick'Em

Men's Tournament runs March 19th - April 8th Women's Tournament runs March 20th - April 7th

 

Open to ALL USPTO employees

To Participate you must sign-up & fill out your bracket by noon (EDT) on the respective start date for the tournament at:

                http://www.ptos.org/mensbasketballpickem/

                http://www.ptos.org/womensbasketballpickem/

 There is no Cost to participate - PTOS membership is not required  Limit One Bracket per tournament per person  This event is cosponsored by PTOS and USPTO Worklife  Grand Prize for 1st place per tournament: Winner's Choice of NCAA Basketball Jersey  Questions - Contact Rob Hodge (2-2097) David Lotter (0-7422) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (0-1805)

 

No other time is authorized for this event. This is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement of any related business. The USPTO makes no Guarantee as to the nature of any products or services offered.

 

Be sure to kick off the tournaments right with Show-Your-Team-Spirit Day on Tuesday, March 19th & Wednesday, March 20th Wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover or sweatshirt and show your school pride!

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HAPPY HOUR
At Mackie’s Bar & Grill

907 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Thursday April 4, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Discounted light appetizers

One Free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last

Bring your PTOS Membership Card

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Eric.Shepperd@uspto.gov   

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

               

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

Community Beer Co.

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

5:30pm-7:00pm

 

1530 Inspiration Dr. Dallas, TX  75207

214-751-7921

 

PTOS Members enjoy a free drink or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

New members can join on location.

 

Contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov for questions.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

***Silicon Valley Office***

 

Luncheon

 

Where: Taurinus Brazilian Steak House: 167 W San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113

 

When: Thursday March 14th from 11:30-1:00

 

Cost: $10 per member

 

PTOS will be hosting a luncheon at Taurinus Brazilian Steak House.  The event will be capped at 20 members.  The first 20 members to pay Ryan Clark $10 will have a spot at the luncheon.  The lunch will include all you can eat salad and a variety of different cuts of meat, as well as soft drinks.  If you are not a member you can sign up prior to the event by contacting Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Ryan Clark. 

 

If you have any questions about the event please contact Ryan Clark at ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or x87606

 

If you have any questions about membership send them to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

PTOS Spring 2019 Scramble
 
Woodlawn Golf Course
Fort Belvoir Golf Club
Fort Belvoir, VA
(20 minutes from the USPTO!)

Thursday, May 9th, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$80/player* Tournament Fee:
•Cart for tournament
•Captain’s Choice Scramble
•Golfer’s banquet
•Team & individual prizes

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
matthew.troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by April 19th
*Driver's License or Passport Infromation needed at time of registration for quick access through Kingman Gate (closest entry point) for the event.
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.
*We will do our best to accomodate 1, 2, or 3 person group sign-ups.

Membership Questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

ALEXANDRIA OFFICE 2019 PTOS EVENTS

 

5/19/19 (Sunday) - Picnic

 

7/9/19 (Tuesday) - End of Q3 Happy Hour

 

10/2/19 (Wednesday) - End of FY Happy Hour

 

Questions? Please Contact seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, or robert.hodge@uspto.gov

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

----THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-------

Date and Time:

Wednesday, March 13th | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Appaloosa Grill

535 16th St Mall #110

Denver, CO 80202

 

PTOS members receive a free drink, new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Katie Gerth  x7-4602 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

CLE – Patent Appeals at PTAB and Federal Courts

The PTOS proudly presents

 

Patent Appeals: Nuts and Bolts at the PTAB and the Federal Courts

Ryan Pool, Partner at Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC and Andrew Michaels, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2pm – 3pm

Remsen 1st Floor Conference Center

 

Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on the WebEx link below to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

 

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6bee591046a020a5b4b8352ceaba0995

Coffee will be served while supplies last.


On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on or before March 18th.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been approved.

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenters’ 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 catherine.loikith@uspto.gov, James at james.tsai@uspto.gov or Alex at alexander.sofocleous@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Viticulture Class

Eastern France: Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration!
Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Remsen 10th Floor Conference Room
RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations
Lecture limited to first 20 to RSVP

 

Please bring your own wine glasses if convenient

BYO Masquerade Masks ;)


Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS – Detroit Happy Hour

Thursday, March 21st, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact John Li for information about this event: john.li1@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

@ Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

5:00-7:00 PM

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

Contact: Dave Lotter: David.Lotter@uspto.gov

Samantha Abraham:  Samantha.Abraham@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

      You can sign up for membership at the event.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

Tuttas Pizza

 

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

5:30pm-7:00pm

 

110 1710, N Record St, Dallas, TX 75202

(214) 997-4909

 

PTOS Members enjoy a free drink or comparatively priced food item while supplies last.

 

Contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov for questions.

New members can join on location.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Call for Nominations (Interim Election)

 

The PTOS Election Committee is now seeking nominations for the position of Midwest Regional Office Representative. Note: Nominees must work on campus at the Midwest Regional Office, and may be on a non-hoteling telework agreement.

 

Nominations will be accepted between February 20, 2019 and March 4, 2019.

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2019_election.html for more information and to obtain a nominating petition.

 

Completed nominating petitions must be emailed to Robert.fuller@uspto.gov by 5:00 PM E.T. on March 4, 2019.

 

The election will be decided by majority vote of the PTOS Board of Directors per Article V, Section 10(b) of the PTOS Constitution.

Announcements

The CLE for today, February 20, 2019, has been postponed.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to reschedule in a few weeks.  Another notification will be distributed when the new date is confirmed.

The PTOS proudly presents

 

Patent Appeals: Nuts and Bolts at the PTAB and the Federal Courts

Ryan Pool, Partner at Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC and Andrew Michaels, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2pm – 3pm

Knox 1st Floor Conference Center

 

Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on the WebEx link below to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=eecb60a4b4c9e21c0ad869dbbd824eccb

Coffee will be served while supplies last.


On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on or before February 19th.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been approved.

 

*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenters’ 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 catherine.loikith@uspto.gov, James at james.tsai@uspto.gov or Alex at alexander.sofocleous@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT MEMBERS NIGHT

Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Starting at 5:00 p.m.

At The Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211

 

Free, unlimited “Fowling” for PTOS members starting at 5:00 PM

Catering from Buddy’s Pizza and a first free drink also provided for members.

RSVP by Noon (12:00pm) on Friday February 22

To RSVP or to join PTOS, contact: brian.delrue@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS Trivia Event
14th floor conference room
Thursday, March 21
5-7:30 PM
 
Trivia night is coming to the USPTO! A Quizmaster is coming to the 14th floor conference
room to present 6 rounds of brain busting trivia, including one round on patents! 
Beverages provided.  Meet in the conference room at 5pm to form teams of 4.  Trivia itself
will start at 5:30 and is expected to last 2 hours.  Feel free to bring your own food or
have it delivered. 


For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org


Announcements

Event Information:

 

What:  Happy Hour

When:  Thursday, February 21, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where:  Collect Bar

               1454 Gratiot Ave, Second Floor

Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

 

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

 

Contact Wells Crandall if you would like to sign up in advance or for any questions: 

richard.crandall@uspto.gov

Announcements

Pizza and Pint Wingding

 

Where: 4th Street Pizza Co.

 

When: Wednesday February 20th from 4:30-6:30pm

 

After a long day of work meander over to 4th Street Pizza for pizza and pitchers of beer.  It will be nice to enjoy some comradery with fellow PTOS members, including Director Andrei Iancu.  The pizza and beer will be free to all PTOS members, while supplies last.  Non-members will have the opportunity to sign up at the event or prior to the event by contacting  Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Ryan Clark. 

 

If you have any questions please contact Ryan Clark at ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or x87606

Announcements

Kid's Camp during PTOS Members Night

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 4:30-8:30PM At Pump It Up of Alexandria

2000 Eisenhower Ave

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Enjoy Members Night while Pump it Up watches your kids!

They will play games, make new friends and enjoy tons of bouncy fun!

Pizza and Drinks included

$25.00/child

Ages 2+ and potty trained

 

RSVP at https://www.pumpitupparty.com/alexandria-va/calendar/

Event is listed as "PTOS Members Night" on the calendar

 

Direct any questions to

Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2019 Science Fair Judges
For regional science and engineering fairs

Fields for judging include:
Microbiology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Sci.
Earth & Space Sciences
Health & Medicine
Computer Science
Engineering

Location, Date,   Time      
Arlington County Virginia Regional Fair Sat., March 16th 9:30am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)

Fairfax County Virginia Regional Fair Sat., March 16th 8:30am-noon
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)

P.G. County Maryland Science Fair Sat., March 16th  8:30am-noon
Springdale, MD (Charles Herbert Flowers HS)

Richmond Virginia Science Fair Sat.,  Sat., March 16th 9:00am-noon
Mechanicsville, VA (Hanover HS)

Pikes Peak Colorado Science Fair Sat., February 23rd 9:00am-noon
Colorado Springs, CA (UCCS)


If Interested, please RSVP with:
Bryan Lee (Arlington)  bryan.lee@uspto.gov  x05606
Lori Mattison (Fairfax)  lori.mattison@uspto.gov  x05866
Kyung Lee (PG)               kyung.lee@uspto.gov  x21994
Joe Saavedra (Richmond)     emilio.saavedra@uspto.gov  x05617
Trent Clarke (Colorado Springs) trent.clarke@uspto.gov  x22904

 


Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge
(NOTE: No "other time" granted for participation)

PTOS Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Pentagon Row Ice Skating
1201 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Monday, February 11, 2019 (5-7pm)

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/
$5 per person  including admission and rental, bring family and friends

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event. Brought to you by the PTOS social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Kang.hu@uspto.gov


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 


Announcements

PTOS February Happy Hour
Sine Irish Pub and Restaurant
1301 S. Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Monday, February 11, 2019 (5-7pm)

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

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event. Brought to you by the PTOS social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Kang.hu@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World" by Joshua Freeman

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGh4joPhnzB_hDpi0PRGeD-jy5OEuLFtK5FlISZea3_ZgGHGkUZ1UEUTEPJlGRjw9QnT3t-zzrSiAsgx6ltDAcL9&frm=page&siteurl=meetings
Password: bookclub


Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

PTOS Members Night
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 5:00-8:00PM

in the Madison Auditorium

Appetizers 5:00pm; Entrees 6:00pm; 6:15pm Desserts

Casino Play Provided by Ante-up Entertainment.  Please Bring a Food Donation for Casino Play* – Food will be taken to a local food Bank

Must be a PTOS member to attend, Bring your PTOS ID with barcode for fast entrance (otherwise USPTO Badge or Driver’s License).  If you would like to join the night of the event, membership forms will be available at the door, a completed membership form will permit entrance into the event.  Every member that attends will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.  Or increase your chances of winning raffled prizes with casino play. Must be present to win.

* Direct any questions to

Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov  or

David.Lotter@upsto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER*** FEBRUARY PTOS HAPPY HOUR

The Horseshoe Lounge
2/13/2019
5:00PM-7:00PM
 
414 E 20th Avenue
Denver, CO 80205
One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event.
Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.
Please direct any questions to ariana.zimbouski@uspto.gov, thane.underdahl@uspto.gov, or rebecca.fritchman@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

Approved: PTOSJUNE30
Patent and Trademark Office Society

Annual Meeting

February 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
USPTO North Auditorium
Madison Building

Featuring:

Laura A. Peter

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO

PTOS Members: One hour of other time for attending may be charged to:
Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241
Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151
Supervisor’s approval required.

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb197e36aa8b5935a74bd7852107836c3

Date and time:

Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:00 am
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Duration:

1 hour

Description:

PTOS Annual Meeting

Event number:

993 614 596

Event password:

123456

Laura Peter is the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, she is responsible for all agency operations and managing approximately 13,000 employees.
Prior to joining the USPTO, Ms. Peter was the Deputy General Counsel of A10 Networks, where she oversaw daily legal matters related to commercial agreements, litigation, and intellectual property (IP) portfolio development. In 2014, she helped shepherd the company through its initial public offering.
Ms. Peter has practiced IP law for over 20 years. Previously, she was Vice President and General Counsel of Immersion Corporation, where she led all aspects of the company’s legal issues, including its IP portfolio. She was also Assistant General Counsel and Director of Intellectual Property at Foundry Networks, where she built a successful patent portfolio and litigation program. She began her career as a commercial and IP litigator at Townsend, Townsend and Crew (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP).
Ms. Peter received a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Master of Law degree in international business law from King’s College London.

Announcements

Hoteler February Happy Hour in Chicago

 

February 20, 5 – 7 pm at Webster’s Wine Bar

2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

 

You can join the PTOS at the happy hour.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Please pass this along to other employees who

may be interested.

 

Please contact James Webb at 313.446.6615 or

james.webb@uspto.gov if you have any questions

 

If interested in planning a similar regional event, please contact Luther Behringer or Phillip Bonzel for more information.

Announcements

 

Viticulture Class

Argentina: Where Wine is the National Liquor
Thursday Feb 7, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Remsen 10th Floor Conference Room
RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations
4 samples of wine from the region

2 Premium wines for comparison
Lecture limited to first 20 to RSVP

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning and Insurance Talks:

Long Term Care Planning – Are You Ready?

 

About 70% of Americans will need Long Term Care services at some point in their lives*. With health care costs on the rise and insurance premiums already expensive, are you ready to take on this expense? Whether you insure the risk or not, this talk will give you the tools to be prepared.

 

February 6, 2019 from 1130 a.m. - 1230 p.m. on Web-Ex
All are invited!

Attend online:
http://bit.ly/2019PTOSTalk3

Meeting #: 999 002 333

Password: 12345

 

Attend by phone:

571-270-5000

Access code: 999 002 333


Hosted by the PTOS Education Committee: 

For questions, contact Angela Nguyen and Robert Morlan.

 

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member:

www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Viticulture Class

Chile: The Oldest Rootstock in the World!
Wednesday Jan 23, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Remsen 10th Floor Conference Room
RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations
4 samples of wine from the region

2 Premium wines for comparison
Lecture limited to first 20 to RSVP

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next PTOS happy hour event. Please see the details below:

 

Where: Andrews on the Corner

 

Date/Time:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

Location:

201 Joseph Campau Street

Detroit, MI 48207         

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

At 6:30 PM, for those attending the Auto Show event, we will take the complimentary shuttle from Andrews on the Corner to the Auto Show.

 

Please contact Amit Patel for more information about this event at amit.patel@uspto.gov (RPL 2017)

 

PTOS Membership Questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

The January PTOS event will be attending the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

 

The 2019 North American International Auto Show Tickets:

Free for PTOS Members (Limited Availability).  

$9 for non-members

 

Date/Time:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

Location:

Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48226

 

At 6:30 PM, we will take the complimentary shuttle from Andrews on the Corner to the Auto Show.

 

RSVP Contact: Amit Patel

                           amit.patel@uspto.gov (RPL 2017)

 

For more information regarding this amazing event, please check out:

https://naias.com/auto-show/public-show/

 

PTOS Membership Questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

2019 PTOS Election Jan. 9-11

Dear PTOS Members,

 

The 2019 PTOS Election will run through midnight Friday, January 11.

 

Please locate the voting email in your inbox (or junk e-mail folder), which will come from evote@ptos.org with the subject line “2019 PTOS Election login information.”  In the email you will find your unique login information to access the voting server.

 

Visit www.ptos.org/committees/election/2019_election for information regarding the candidates running for PTOS offices.

 

Email evote@ptos.org if you need your voting email to be re-sent to you.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Announcements

Casa Tequila Bar

1/15/2019

5:00PM-7:00PM

 

200 Reinekers Ln

Alexandria, VA 22314

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Bring your PTOS membership card or sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov.

 

Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Free Hot Cocoa Bar and Cookies
for PTOS Members!

On the Lower Level of the Madison Atrium

Monday, January 14th 2:00-3:30 p.m

 

Bring your PTOS Membership Card

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Questions?  Contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov 

Announcements

Cranbrook Mansion Lunch and Tour Tickets:

$35 for non-PTOS members

$ 5 for PTOS members (if more members join it will increase slightly)

 

Date / Time:

Saturday February 9, 2019

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Menu for upcoming Cranbrook Tour with Lunch on Saturday, Feb 9th 2019:

Autumn Salad with seasonal roasted squash, goat cheese, dried cherries, arugula, maple vinaigrette, served with grilled chicken

Assorted bread and dinner rolls with butter.

Chef’s choice dessert

Coffee, iced tea, and hot tea

 

Location and Parking

Cranbrook House

380 Lone Pine Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

 

RSVP Deadline: 5:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2019.

 

RSVP Contact: Brian Delrue brian.delrue@uspto.gov

 

For more general information see: https://housegardens.cranbrook.edu/events/2018-12/cranbrook-house-tour-lunch

 

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

BAGELS AND MUFFINS
15TH FLOOR PANTRY
Thursday, December 20
8am
 


PTOS members can come enjoy a bagel and orange juice, provided for the end of the year.  Just sign in and enjoy!


For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Social Event - Pillowcase Dresses

*Come make a Pillowcase Dress for those in need!*

 

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2018

Time: 3-5 pm

Location: Knox 10D45

 

No experience necessary.

All materials provided (free event, but must be a PTOS member)

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

NO other time is available for this event.

 

Event Questions? Please contact anne.kozak@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Please contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Hello Fellow Detroiters!

 

Make sure to save the date for the next PTOS event.  Details are as follows:

 

What:                    PTOS – Detroit Holiday Happy Hour Event

When:                   Thursday, December 20th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (approximately)

Where:                  Atwater Brewery, 237 Jos Campau, Detroit, MI 48207 (313) 877-9205

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Please contact Eskinder Kebret for information about this event at Eskinder.Kebret@USPTO.Gov.

Please address your other PTOS-related questions to membership at Membership@PTOS.Org.

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"An Amercian Marriage" by Tayari Jones with a listening from NPR's "CODE SWITCH" from 2/16/18


https://cwms-md-app102.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=0cadb6161214c2a4cda18f6015e69338&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 995 841 505
Password: bookclub

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

Viticulture Class

Exploration of Champagne & Other Bubbly
Wednesday Dec 19, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Remsen 10th Floor Conference Room
RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations
8 samples of wine from the region
Lecture limited to first 18 to RSVP

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov


Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

BEER TASTING @ CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
2121 CHILDREN’S MUSEUM DRIVE
Thursday, February 7
7-10 PM
 

Release your inner child at the Children’s Museum during our adults-only extravaganza!
Taste beers from local breweries, snack on light bites, listen to great tunes, and best of all,
enjoy an evening of play in our world-class exhibits.  Build and launch rockets, see who can
make the biggest bubble, race to the top of Altitude and so much more.  $20 per member, please
pay Emily by January 10.  Sold out last year, pay early!


For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Every year, the PTOS celebrates Engineering Week (or “E-Week”) by inviting kids from local schools to participate in a science project on the USPTO campus.

 

The first committee meeting will be:

December 10, 2018 from 2:30pm-3:30pm

Madison East 7B61

 

Please attend the meeting if you’re interested in potentially volunteering during the E-Week event, which will likely be February 20, 2019.

 

If you would like to call into the meeting today, the phone number for the conference room is 571-272-0287.

 

Please contact Cathy Loikith at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Kerry Snyder at kerry.snyder@uspto.gov if you have questions.

No other time will be provided.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents: December Social Event

 

The Owners Box

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Inside Omni Hotel)

Tuesday, December 13th

2:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Members receive one free drink or equivalently priced food item

New members can sign-up on location and receive immediate benefits

 

For more event information contact Joseph at joseph.finan@uspto.gov and xi.wang@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

PTOS IP Attaché Career Roundtable

 

Meet the USPTO IP Attachés. Learn about an exciting career as a USPTO IP Attaché.  Ask questions. And, enjoy a light lunch provided by PTOS.

 

Date: Tuesday, December 11

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Place: USPTO/Global IP Academy (MDE-2nd fl.)

Participants may also attend via WebEx.

 

Register at : http://www.cvent.com/d/hbqrrp

 

The Career Round Table will feature Attachés representing the U.S. around the world:

 

Deborah Lashley-Johnson, IP Attaché, U.S. Mission to the WTO in Geneva

Duncan Willson,                    IP Attaché National-level Issues in China and Mongolia • Beijing, China

Conrad Wong,                       IP Attaché, South and Southwest China • Guangzhou, China

Michael Mangelson,             IP Attaché Eastern and Central China, and Taiwan • Shanghai, China

Susan Wilson,                        IP Attaché for the European Union • Brussels, Belgium

Todd Reves,                           IP Attaché for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean • Mexico City, Mexico

Kitisri Sukhapinda,               IP Attaché for ASEAN and Southeast Asia • Bangkok, Thailand

Peter Mehravari,                  IP Attaché for the Middle East & North Africa • Kuwait City, Kuwait

Komal Kalha,                        IP Specialist for South Asia • New Delhi, India

Laura Hammel,                     IP Attaché for Mercosur, Guianas, and Suriname • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ann Chaitovitz,                     IP Attaché for the Andean Region and Chile • Lima, Peru

 

Please direct any questions to Justin Pats (Justin.Pats@USPTO.GOV)

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org _______________________________________________

Alexandria mailing list

Alexandria@ptos.org

http://www.ptos.org/mailman/listinfo/alexandria

 

Announcements

***Silicon Valley Office***

 

Pizza and Beer Shindig

 

Where: 4th Street Pizza Co.

 

When: Thursday December 6th from 4-6pm

 

After a long day of work meander over to 4th Street Pizza for pizza and pitchers of beer.  It will be nice to enjoy some comradery with fellow PTOS members while catching the Thursday night football game.  The pizza and beer will be free to all PTOS members and non-members will have the opportunity to sign up at the event or by emailing membership@ptos.org.

 

If you have any questions please contact Ryan Clark at ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or x87606

Announcements

PTOS 2019 Call for Nominations

You can have a voice in PTOS!

 

Turn in your nominating petition form between December 3 - December 14 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2019 election.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

Positions for which all PTOS members are eligible:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

At Large Representative (10 positions available)

 

Alexandria HQ / Shirlington Campus / Hoteling Representative Positions (Member must work on campus at Alexandria HQ, Shirlington Campus, or hotel from any USPTO Office, and work within the respective business unit):

 

TC 1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700 (2 from each – 16 total positions)

OCFO / OCAO / OCIO / OPIM (1 position)

Trademarks (2 positions)

Office of the Director / PTAB / Office of the General Counsel /Office of Policy & International Affairs (1 position)

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified (1 position) – Includes Office of the Commissioner, CRU, others

 

Regional Office Representative Positions (Member must work on campus at the respective Regional Office, and can be on a non-hoteling telework agreement):

 

Midwest Regional Office (1 position)

Rocky Mountain Regional Office (1 position)

Silicon Valley Regional Office (1 position)

Texas Regional Office (1 position)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2019_election.html to get your nominating petition form.

 

Completed forms must be delivered by 5:00PM E.T. on December 14, 2018.  Hand-deliveries may be brought to Rob Fuller (Alexandria HQ KNX 2C05), Thane Underdahl (RMRO BRB 15140), or Maria Edwards (SVRO SJC 273).  Electronic submissions may be sent to robert.fuller@uspto.gov.

 

Violations of PTOS Election Committee bylaws (available at ptos.org) can be confidentially reported to the Election Committee at evote@ptos.org.

 

Voting will take place from January 9-11, 2019.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2019 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR (ISEF) Phoenix, AZ May 12-17, 2019

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.

Find detailed information about ISEF at https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef. Application forms to be an ISEF JUDGE is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html and also available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN  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 11, 2019

The categories for which judges will be selected comprise:
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 Prize winner, and several First Place award winners from over 1800 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

Holiday Celebration at the Embassy of Argentina

When: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 @ 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Purchase or reserve at: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Ticket - $55/person
HURRY! Limited Tickets available!

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Feliz Navidad and Feliz Jánuca!

- Christmas and Chanukah in Buenos Aires
- The Beauty of Iguazu National Park
- The Majesty of The Seven Lakes

Want to travel to Argentina for the holidays? Ready to toast in the season in the backyard of our South American Friends?  Want to Tango on Argentine soil without getting on a plane?

Celebrate the holidays with us in one of the most exciting venues in DC!

- Argentine wines, Argentine food, Argentine Tango Dancing (with lessons), DJ Dancing and More!
- Help contribute to the toy drive with Toys for Tots by bringing a new, unwrapped toy with you.

FEATURING:
1) ARGENTINE BUFFET with HOLIDAY TREATS
2) ARGENTINE / HOLIDAY WINES and BAR
3) DIPLOMATIC GREETING
4) ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE PRESENTATION & LESSON
5) ARGENTINE MUSICAL TRIBUTE
6) LATE NIGHT DJ
7) ARGENTINE MOVIE
8) CHARITY TOY DRIVE with TOYS FOR TOTS
9) …AND A VISIT BY PAPA NOEL (SANTA)

All Details available at: https://thingstododc.com/event/1543/holiday-celebration-at-the-embassy-of-argentina/
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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:  $55/person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Semi Formal: Minimum of Suit & Tie for Men, Cocktail Dresses for Women. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

Limited to ONE member and ONE guest! Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Dec 11th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to "PTOS" Attn Kang Hu, RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 2A19

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee? Contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar.
For more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu (01344) or Anand Loharikar (28756)

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER*** DECEMBER PTOS HOLIDAY PARTY

 

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 12 | 4-7 p.m.

 

Location:

Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake Street

Downstairs bar area

 

PTOS members receive a free drink and will be entered in a raffle for prizes,  new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Allison Bourke x7-4684 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS – Detroit Happy Hour

Thursday, November 29th – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact John Li for information about this event: john.li1@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Shen Yun 2019

Saturday January 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall

4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Sign up for tickets by Friday 12/7/18 using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JdL5j-oZAIKk7jhVNZ1TyYadYMDr6iSI0vCG_w5zeLU/edit?usp=sharing

 

Based on the total number of tickets a group rate may apply, base ticket price will be $130.

Interested parties will be contacted with the final price and payment must be received by Friday 12/14/18

 

For more information go to:

https://www.shenyun.com/fairfax-jan

Questions?  Contact Charles.Cai@USPTO.GOV

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS

"Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy"

https://cwms-wb2-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?ED=JhO7TRubxBDAfSzKOu6KnQ==&PW=BgAAAGhPVx7AjDASkFCv_AIHdj4qJPhkn6E2dd_txJ5MMYyS6_7oyjb48hqYdffVqRluSETh3crJFiSwyO5EUPFj58IV&Rnd=0.9017960723832401&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 997156398
Meeting Password: bookclub

Tuesday, DECEMBER 11, 2018, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***Denver Office***

KOBIE BOYKINS: EXPLORING MARS

GATES CONCERT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Thursday, December 13, 7:30 PM

 

Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA, helped design and build the solar arrays that allowed the rovers to capture samples and photographs that are pushing space exploration forward.  PTOS rate: $15 member, $25 adult guest, and $15 child guest. One discounted guest per member.  Payment due by 5pm Tuesday, November 20.

 

Contact Kristina DeHerrera (BRB 15.114) with questions or to buy your tickets

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

HAPPY HOUR @ SEVEN GRAND
1855 BLAKE STREET
Wednesday, November 14
5 - 7 PM
 

Join your fellow PTOS members in the Dairy Block.  Find Emily to sign in, or sign up, for your drink ticket.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS – Detroit Happy Hour

Thursday, November 8th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Andrews On the Corner - 201 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact David Posigian for information about this event: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

AT GORDON BIERSCH (NEW LOCATION)

100 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003

One Block from Navy Yard Metro (Nationals Park Entrance)

 

Tuesday December 11, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Limited Amount of light appetizers

One Free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last Bring your PTOS Membership Card

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov  

 

Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements
PTOS Happy Hour

Trademark Bar

November 28th, 2018
4:30-6:30 PM

Trademark Drink and Eat
2080 Jamieson Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314

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

Bring your PTOS membership card.
You can sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.
Please direct any questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov.

Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements
Viticulture Class
Exploration of Australia & New Zealand

Monday Oct 29, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm
Remsen 10th Floor Conference Room
RSVP ($15): http://ptos.org/reservations/
8 samples of wine from the region
Lecture limited to first 15 to RSVP

Questions? Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@uspto.gov
Announcements
********* Silicon Valley Office **********

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Where: California room (1st floor)
When: November 7, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 pm

Gather with your fellow PTOS members and gobble up some delicious poultry and many other side dishes.
PTOS members only, you can sign up at the event through membership@ptos.org

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov) , Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov) or Ryan Clark (ryan.clark@uspto.gov).

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Announcements
**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

Happy Hour at Ludwig's German Table

Ludwig's German Table
261 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

PTOS Members receive a drink ticket while supplies last
Come check out this German place in a beautiful historic building in Downtown San Jose
You can sign up for PTOS membership at the event or through membership@ptos.org

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov)
Announcements
Happy Hour at The Light Horse
715 King Street

Thursday October 25, 2018 from 5-7pm
One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.
Bring your PTOS Membership Card
You can sign up for membership at the event.

Questions? Contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements

Donate Your Unwanted Goods To Local Charities:

The Salvation Army

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

ALIVE! Food Assistance

One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Drop Off at Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Receipts for Donations

Available to Donors

 

This event is sponsored by the USPTO Worklife Team and PTOS.

No other time is authorized for this event.

This is for informational purposes only and does not imply an endorsement of any related business.

The USPTO makes no guarantee as to the nature of any products or services offered.

Announcements
PTOS, APANET, SPECO, WiSE invite all to join us for a Halloween Movie
Night & Children’s Costume Contest!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Madison South Auditorium

6:15 PM – Costume Contest for children under age 10
6:30 PM – Movie featuring Hotel Transylvania 3

-Feel free to bring along a picnic dinner to enjoy during the event.
-Light refreshments will be available to PTOS, APANET, SPECO, & WiSE Members while supplies last.

For more info, contact:
PTOS - Robert Hodge
PTOS - Seahvosh Nikmanesh

APANET - Angela Nguyen
APANET - Aimee Li

SPECO - Peter-Anthony Pappas
SPECO - Elizabeth Dougherty

WiSE – Elizabeth Dougherty
WiSE - Judy Grundy
Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents: October Social Event

 

RJ Mexican Cuisine

 

1701 North Market #102, Dallas, TX 75202

October 18th

5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Members receive one free drink or equivalently priced food item

New members can sign-up on location and receive immediate benefits

 

For more event information contact Joseph at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents: Topgolf

 

November 4th (Sunday).

 

Free unlimited golf 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

Free dinner and soft drinks @ 4:30pm.

Alcohol available but not included.

 

RSVP required. Cuttoff for RSVP Oct 24th.

 

Guest are welcome but $50 fee must be paid per guest before Oct 24th.

 

New members can sign-up on location and receive immediate benefits

 

For more event information contact Joseph at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Exhibit & Dance Premiere of Silhouettes at Nat’l Portrait Gallery

When: October 27, 2018, Saturday.

Exhibit: meet at Kogod Courtyard by 5pm, finish by 6pm

Performance at McEvoy Auditorium: starts 6:30pm, ends 7pm

 

Where: National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW Washington, DC 20001

Admission: Free

 

About: Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company premiering “SILHOUETTES” inspired by the exhibit “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now”.  See static portraits made into 30 minute modern dance of eight dancers.  Burgess choreographs a suite of seven dances, each inspired by a silhouette from the exhibit.  “Black out” features early depictions of under-represented people in portraiture by August Edouart and William Bache, with contemporary works by Kara Walker, Kristi Malakoff, Camille Utterback and Kumi Yamashita.

Look in Black Out for: Eduoart’s life-size profile of a 19-year-old enslaved woman named Flora; a double silhouette of Sylvia Drake and Charity Bryant; Bache’s album of George and Martha Washington and everyday New Orleans citizens; Walker’s panoramic wall murals of graphic scenes of plantation life; Utterback’s interactive digital work that reacts to visitors’ shadows and movements; Malakoffs life-size cut-outs of children dancing playfully around a Maypole; Yamashita’s “sculpts” of light and shadow with objects to create mixed-media profiles and “Origami” squares.

For more information:

http://npg.si.edu/exhibition/black-out-silhouettes-then-and-now

http://dtsbdc.org/

Contact Alan.Cariaso@uspto.gov for questions & RSVP.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

Happy Hour at The Fountainhead Bar

 

The Fountainhead Bar

387 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Monday, October 15, 2018

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

PTOS Members receive a drink ticket while supplies last

You can sign up for PTOS membership at the event or through membership@ptos.org

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov)

Announcements

Kids & Chemistry info session

Learn more about Kids and Chemistry

Information Session:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1-2pm (Remsen 7D44)

Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (acs) to help children learn more about science. 

 

No Experience Necessary

 

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chairs: Curtis.Mayes@uspto.gov or Brian.Walck@uspto.gov

 

PTOS Membership required.

Other time available with prior SPE approval.

 

 

WebEx Link

http://bit.ly/kidsandchem

 

Meeting Number: 990 310 128

Meeting Password: 12345

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

990 310 128

 

Announcements

Hump Day Happy Hour

At Courthouse Square Park

(located between the Westin and the Federal Courthouse)

 

Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 5-8pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Questions?  Contact Tsung-Yin.Tsai@USPTO.GOV

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning and Insurance Talks

 

Talk #2: Life Insurance - A Versatile Tool

 

Many people view Life Insurance as a product to protect their family in the event they are gone. While this is a primary reason, it's not the only one. Life Insurance is much like a Swiss Army knife, one tool that can serve many purposes.

At this presentation, we will review the basics of life insurance and discuss many alternative uses that can help your financial situation. We’ll also discuss the role that FEGLI plays into your insurance strategy.

Oct. 10, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. in the Remsen Conference Room, 1st floor
Everyone is invited.
Light refreshments while supplies last.

Attend online
https://bit.ly/2PcBrhC

Event number: 645 192 400

Event password: 12345

Attend by phone

1-415-655-0003

Access code: 645 192 400

Captioning
https://bit.ly/2y42o0B

Hosted by the PTOS Education Committee. 

For questions, contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, Rebecca Eisenberg, and Aimee Li.

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member

www.ptos.org   

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Exclusive Discount Code for PTOS Members

 

Performances:

10/10/18 - 8pm at Music Center at Strathmore

10/14/18 - 3pm at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall

 

For more information and to Purchase tickets go to:

https://www.shenyun.com/symphony/

Use discount code PTO2018NoFee to waive the processing fee.

 

Questions?  Contact Charles.Cai@USPTO.GOV

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS DINNER DANCE

NOVEMBER 3rd, 2018  6:00PM-10PM

On Board the Spirit of Washington

580 Water St SW

Washington, DC 20024

(202) 488-6010 

Come enjoy an Elegant Evening with Music & Dancing

Dinner Buffet featuring:

Selection of Salads, Side Dishes, Entrées and Desserts

(Menu Available upon request)

Premium Open Bar Served from 7-10 PM

Boarding starts at 6:00PM and the ship departs promptly at 7PM!

Street Parking is available but very limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket.

The boat is accessible via the Metro from the Waterfront Station

Cocktail Attire Suggested.

 

Tickets Must be purchased Online at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ptos-dinner-dance-2018-tickets-50915304045

$50 per person

Limited space available – All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Oct. 26th

Limited to ONE guest per member!

Direct any questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements

***DENVER*** EOFY Super Happy Hour

 

Date and Time:

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

14th Floor Training Room

 

Activity:

Crafting with Upstairs Circus. Choose one of three unique activities: Nail Art, Magnetic Shelf, Leather Luggage Tags. Please see the project menu for short descriptions. $25 required for activity. Please pay Allison Bourke (15.135) and indicate your choice in project by noon on Thursday, October 4th.

 

Beverages and snacks are available for PTOS members (crafting not necessary to attend), new members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact Allison Bourke with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER*** OCTOBER PTOS EVENT

 

Co-sponsored Event with RMROC!

 

Date and Time:

Saturday, October 20th | 3 p.m.

 

Location:

Archery Games Denver*

5405 W 56th Ave, Unit D

Arvada, CO 80002

 

Cost of the event is $25 for non-members.

PTOS members receive a $10 discount, new members can sign up at the event.

RMROC members receive an additional $10 discount.

Event is limited to 20 people, so reserve your spot early!  RSVP by COB Friday, October 12, COB.

*Archery dodgeball is a contact type sport. PTOS and RMROC assume no liability for this event.  Participation is at your own risk.

 

Contact Holly Thurman 571-272-8068 with questions about the event.

Contact Allison Bourke for payment instructions.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Boo-Run 5K(ish) Costume Run  sponsored by Front Range Brewing Company Bring your costume,  Bring your Dog, Bring your Family This is a flat 5k-ish distance in Lafayette CO that is dog and family friendly on Saturday, Oct. 20th.

The race starts at 10 A.M. at  400 W South Boulder Rd #1650 Lafayette, CO 80026.

The course is stroller accessible and kids under 12 run free.

 

All USPTO employees and their families get a special entry free of $28 per person and PTOS members pay only $18. This fee includes post race drink, coaster, and drinking glass.

 

Complete information at https://www.rockymountainbrewruns.com/front-range/

 

Sign up and have your money to Thane (thane.underdahl@uspto.gov) by Thursday, Oct 18th.

 

Event Questions? Contact Thane.

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Social Committee

 

Welcome to FY2019 Oktoberfest

October 2 from 5-8pm

Madison Auditorium

Free entry & free refreshments for members ~bring your card for speedy entry~

 

Questions regarding this event please contact Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov, Robert.Hodge@uspot.gov or David.Lotter@uspto.gov

 

Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member www.ptos.org

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS –DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, September 27th - 4:00pm –7:00pm

Atwater Brewery -237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

For more information about the event contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

The Patent and Trademark Office Society is dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent and Trademark Systems.  As such we are supporting the USPTO's efforts to have Intellectual Property Discussions be a part of SXSW.

 

Please help the USPTO get to SXSW in 2019 by following the instructions below:

We need your PanelPicker(r) vote!

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas, provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, network, and discuss economic and cultural issues. The wide range of participating individuals and organizations have one thing in common: they all work with intellectual property (IP).

SXSW is a prime opportunity for the USPTO to highlight the importance of protecting intellectual property. SXSW crowdsources their conference programming through the PanelPicker platform, and community voting counts for 30 percent of the panel selection decisions.

We need your PanelPicker vote to ensure IP is part of the SXSW conversation. From August 6-30, 2018, you can vote for the USPTO's 2019 PanelPicker session proposals. Make sure you leave comments about what you'd like us to talk about, and share the details about the panels with friends. You can vote for more than one panel, and you can vote even if you don't plan to attend SXSW personally. Let SXSW know how vital IP protection is by voting for our four panels today!

How to cast your vote:

1. Create a free SXSW account https://auth.sxsw.com/users/sign_up (link is external) 2. Vote for the USPTO's panels 3. Leave comments or questions for us on the panel page 4. Join the conversation on social media with #USPTOatSXSW

 

For more information, please contact Julianne Metzger, at 571-272-0722.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents joint BYOM event (coffee and desserts) with Texas work life committee, APANET, AMACA and BAIPO

Thursday, Aug 30

Fifth floor pantry  at Texas regional office  

11:00-12:00 PM

 

Free coffee and dessert !

Open to all employees in Texas regional office

 

Questions please contact Xi Wang.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

No other time is authorized for this event

Announcements

PTOS Education Committee presents:

GW Law Interviews

Sophia Sim

Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Remsen 3D44

10am – 1pm

 

To sign up for a 10 minute interview:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaaa62eaafb6-gwlawinterviews

 

Please contact Cathy Loikith with questions:

catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago

When: Fri, Sept 14, 2018 7-9:30p
Where: Embassy of Trinidad and Tabago
1714 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash D.C.

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Want to travel to the Caribbean this Weekend? Tonight, join the Ambassador on the official soil of Trinidad and Tobago for an incredible cultural event and celebration!

This Friday night, we are delivering the Spirit of Trinidad and Tobago with a diplomatic touch! Join his excellency Ambassador Anthony Phillips-Spencer for an exciting cultural evening with native food, open bar, live music, dance, film are and more!

Featuring:
FOOD NATIVE TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:
Enjoy a specially prepared buffet of authentic food native to Trinidad and Tobago

CARIBBEAN OPEN BAR including RUM:
This evening, we will pair off regional wines, beer and especially rum native to Trinidad and Tobago

LIVE STEEL DRUMS (CALYPSO) BAND
A Live Steel Drum band will deliver the spirit of Trinidad and Tobago throughout the evening.  (Note, the Calypso drum, while played throughout the Caribbean Islands, is native to Trinidad and Tobago).

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.

$35 per person, 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 7th @ 5PM


Dress code: Business Attire. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited.

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: Kang Hu, RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 2A19


Interested in events or volunteering with international relations
committee? Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar, more info about PTOS, Visit www.ptos.org
Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Port City Brewing Co.

August 28th

5:00-7:00 PM

Port City Brewing Company

3950 Wheeler Avenue

Alexandria, VA  22304

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Membership questions? contact membership@ptos.org

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh.