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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

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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)

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SV PTOS - NAPA WINE TOUR

When: October 26, 2019 (Saturday) (7:30 AM)

Where: Pickup at SJ city hall (another pick up spot along the way could be requested, TBD)

What is included:

            Bus to Napa (serve pastries, coffee and orange juice)

            Winery:          Robert Mondavi Winery (private tour from grape vines to cellar, 90 mins)

Andretti Winery (tasting and lunch buffet: 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 and self-guided tour)

            Bus back to San Jose.

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

Deadline to sign up: October 18, 2019

Contact Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov) and Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov) to register & 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

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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

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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                              

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**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

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***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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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***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

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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!

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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

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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)

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***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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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
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****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
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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
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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
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***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

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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

 


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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
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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.

Announcements

***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.

Announcements
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
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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 

Announcements

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.

Announcements

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)

Announcements

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

Announcements

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

Announcements

***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
Announcements
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
Announcements
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
Announcements
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
Announcements
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!

Announcements

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.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents: August Social Event

 

The Owners Box

 

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 (Inside Omni Hotel)

Thursday, August 23rd

5:00pm - 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

***DENVER*** SEPTEMBER PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Thursday, September 13th | 5-7 p.m.

 

Location:

10 Barrel Brewing Company Denver

2620 Walnut St.

Denver, CO 80205

 

PTOS members receive a free drink, 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

SILICON VALLEY PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Where:                 Sushi Confidential

                                31 N Market Street, San Jose

 

When:                   August 20, 2018 (Monday)

                                4 pm – 6pm

 

Come join us for a long over-due happy hour at Sushi Confidential.   Each member will receive a free drink as well as appetizer (while supplies last).

New members can sign up at the event or through membership@ptos.gov.   If you have any questions, contact Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov).

Announcements

Dear PTOS Members,

 

The PTOS Board of Directors is currently investigating restructuring the composition thereof based on the geographical changes to the USPTO workforce in recent years (e.g., larger workforce, increased telework presence, and regional offices). We currently employ a business unit/TC representative model (set number of representatives per unit/TC) complemented with a set number of At-Large representatives.  You can see the current structure here: www.ptos.org/board

 

We welcome your input on this matter.

 

For the survey, please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflhQdLYN_StAjFg8kEMP4LRYVipAx-0hG8LV3KufaLbwI8IQ/viewform

 

For more on the information being considered, please visit: www.ptos.org/BoardRestructuring

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents: ICE CREAM SOCIAL

 

Come join us in the 5th floor pantry on

 

August 8th,

from 2-3pm

 

for FREE ICE CREAM!!!!

 

(PTOS members only, while supplies last)

Sign-up on location and get free ice cream!!!

 

for more information contact Joseph at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

****Denver- Free Ice Cream (dairy and non-dairy) for PTOS members****

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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 allison.bourke@uspto.gov

Announcements

***DENVER*** AUGUST PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 5:00pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Viewhouse

2015 Market St

Denver, CO

 

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

 

Contact Kristina DeHerrera x7-4237 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Detroit - Ice Cream Social

When:   Wednesday, August 8th, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Where: Detroit Office Conference Room, 300 River Place South, Suite 2900, Detroit, MI 48207

What:    Ice Cream for PTOS members, while supplies last

New members can sign up at the event

Please bring your PTOS membership card

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

 

Contact David Posigian, David.Posigian@uspto.gov, or Ken Malkowski, Kenneth.Malkowski@USPTO.GOV, for more info or to join PTOS.

Announcements

PTOS Coffee with Command

•Wednesday, August 8th 9:00-11:00am Alexandria, outside Madison Auditorium in the lower atrium.

•In the spirit of past Liaison Committee events such as Dessert with the Directors and Breakfast with the Executives PTOS is sponsoring free coffee and cookies outside the USPTO Leadership Conference. Come and chat with your fellow Society members and management.

*While supplies last

 

Membership forms will be available at the event or can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org.

For membership questions contact membership@ptos.org

For event questions contact Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov  or Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

 

Sweet Fire Donna’s and Tequila & Taco Joint Happy Hour

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

4PM-7PM

@ the 500 block at John Carlyle Street

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact David Lotter for information david.lotter@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org
Announcements
Alexandria: Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!
Wednesday, August 8th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ice Cream carts 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
-For USPTO employees interested in joining PTOS, membership forms will be available at the ice cream carts or can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org
-Contractors can sign up for Associate Membership at
http://jptos.org/cgi-bin/new_membership.cgi and bring their email receipt to receive ice cream
-For membership questions contact membership@ptos.org
-For event questions contact Jeffrey.OBrien@uspto.gov
Announcements

Want to Brew some Beer?

 

When: Friday August 10, 2018 from 2-7 PM

Where: The Craft of Brewing

21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr., Suite 170, Ashburn, VA 20147

What: We will be Brewing Beer that will be served at the Fiscal Year Happy Hour in October

Cost: $0 per person - PTOS MEMBERS ONLY

To Participate Please RSVP through:

http://www.ptos.org/reservations/

Limited to 16 people ONLY

RSVP by COB - Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Please contact Rob Hodge - robert.hodge@uspto.gov, David Lotter - david.lotter@uspto.gov or Seahvosh Nikmanesh - seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov with any questions.

 

PTOS is covering the Cost of the Beer Brewing.

Must be a PTOS Member to Participate.

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org No Other Time is Authorized for this Event

Announcements

PTOS- New Regional Offices Email Lists

 

The Distribution committee has created separate email lists for local events for all of the PTOS campuses. The current Distribution Email list will be utilized for general PTOS emails while new lists for local events at the following offices have been created:

Alexandria

Dallas

Denver

Detroit

Silicon Valley

**All members signed up for the current PTOS distribution email list will also be transferred over and registered for the Alexandria list**

You can subscribe for any of the regional lists at http://www.ptos.org/regionalemaillists.html

 

Events for all regional offices will also still be posted on the PTOS website.

Un-Subscription instructions will be emailed out when added to any of the lists.

 

For any questions please contact Keith Raymond at keith.raymond@uspto.gov

Announcements

2018-2019 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks

 

Talk #1: The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and You: Reviewing the opportunities and risks of the new tax bill

 

Are you confused by the new tax bill and how it will impact you?

We’ll review the highlights of the new bill and common questions and concerns.

We’ll also discuss financial planning opportunities that could bring tax savings.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

July 31, 2018; 2-3 PM, Knox Conference – 1st floor

 

WEB-EX:

Online: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed71d7fcb276429e55aa34f493edd311d

Or Phone only: Teleconference only: 1-571-270-7000, Event number: 645 192 400, Event password: 12345

 

CLOSED CAPTION:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3691304

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

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

For questions about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, Rebecca Eisenberg, and Aimee Li.

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

 

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents: July Social Hour

 

Four Corners Brewing Co.

1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215

 

Monday, July 23

5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

- Members receive one free drink or equivalently priced food item.

- New members can sign up on location and receive immediate benefits.

 

For more information contact:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

**DENVER**  PTOS Happy hour at

Wahoo’s  [225 E 20th Ave | Denver, CO 80205]

Thursday

July 26th 2018

5-7 PM

 

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

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

 

Please contact Holly Thurman at 571.272.8068 with any questions.

Announcements

Calling for a PTOS Education Committee Co-Chair

 

Do you work on the Alexandria campus?

Are you familiar with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) process?

Are you interested in volunteering to help out other PTOS members?

The Education Committee is looking for you!

 

Our PTOS members really appreciate when we host CLEs, but the PTOS Education Committee is in need of a volunteer on campus who is familiar with Virginia CLE requirements and the approval process, and who can also help the CLE hosts get through security and to the presentation room.  The current Committee Chair can reserve the conference rooms as needed and distribute flyer announcements, we just need someone to help finding hosts and getting the presentations approved by the VA State Bar.

 

If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Cathy Loikith at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

Announcements

***Hoteler Outreach***

 

Hello Hoteling PTOS members!

 

The PTOS is proud to announce a new committee designed to focus on the needs of our widely dispersed membership. 

We are working on the following initiatives:

PTOS social events at technical conferences and events (South X Southwest, Consumer Electronics Show, etc.)

Social Events for smaller groups

Sporting Events (possibly helping organize children’s events, or attending professional events)

Annual member’s night drawings exclusively for hoteling members unable to attend in person

 

!!!!ACTION ITEM!!!!

To help facilitate activities and events that are more regional in nature, please visit this google document and provide your city and state and any ideas regarding technical conferences and events in your area that PTOS could organize a social event around.  If you have privacy concerns about putting any information on a google drive, you can email your information to Luther directly at luther.behringer2@uspto.gov.

 

The committee is also your point of contact regarding member issues unique to hoteling members.  Feel free to contact either Phil Bonzel or Luther Behringer with PTOS hoteling concerns.

 

The Hoteling Outreach Committee Chairs look forward to serving our Hoteling membership!

Committee Chairs: Luther Behringer, Phil Bonzell

 

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is provided by you on a voluntary basis to be used by PTOS and its membership for hoteler events.  If you wish to be removed from any PTOS hoteler lists please contact Luther Behringer or Phil Bonzell.

 

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West st. #809 Alexandria, VIRGINIA  22314

 

Assistant Director

 

By requirement of Article VI, Section 2 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Assistant Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•             Demonstrated Skill set to perform the duties noted below.

•             Previous publishing experience is a plus, but not necessary.

•             Must be an active member of the society.

•             Knowledge of basic accounting/bookkeeping is a plus, but not

necessary.

•             Responsibilities will require access to a car on a weekly

basis.

•             Knowledge of web design and database management is a plus,

but not necessary.

 

DUTIES

•             The Assistant Director shall assist the Executive Director,

as well as Financial Director, in matters including but not limited to membership coordination, data entry, mail entries, back issue fulfillment, customer service, and documentation of operating procedures.

 

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 August 3, 2018 _______________________________________________

Announcements

PTOS Happy hour at

BISTRO EIGHTEEN90

Monday

July 9th 2018

5-7 PM

Outdoor Courtyard by Pool

(inclement weather - Indoor Lounge Bar)

2460 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

 

Please contact Rob Hodge -x22097 with any questions.

Announcements

***Silicon Valley PTOS***

4th of July Luncheon

What: 4th of July celebration with a variety of American staples: Hot dogs, corn on the cob, watermelon, apple pie

When: Monday July 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Where: 2nd floor pantry

  

If you are not a PTOS member you can sign up through membership@ptos.gov.  For any questions contact Loan.truong@uspto.gov or ryan.clark3@uspto.gov.

Announcements
***Denver Office*** COLORADO RAPIDS V HOUSTON DYNAMO JULY 14, 7PM DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK Grab a bleacher seat in the end zone when the Rapids play the Dynamo. Tickets are $20 (limit one guest) and come with a T-shirt and an Odell beer, $15 for kid’s tickets. Parking is free, however carpooling is encouraged. Please pay Emily by June 29. Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org. Questions? ask Emily Morgan, x74387
Announcements

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

“Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”
“your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”
? Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

https://cwms-md-app102.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?ED=y318GNDeuL7O9mUcAukURw==&PW=BgAAAGg9vBJdG-pkYjudSBt8xHiYx9OqkhU6s_cOxP_oTvcQAjBL1ydNcPA-ctSCepa3r9x0HtqZ5s3Hvqk7nIZ_chrh&Rnd=0.5169192882309973&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 993 903 158
Meeting Password: Bookclub

Tuesday, July 31, 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***

END OF QUARTER EVENT

Thursday, JUNE 28 6-8PM

AQUA GOLF

 

Try your aim at Mini Golf or with a bucket of 40 golf balls at the driving range! 

PTOS will provide food and beverages on the shaded patio.

Not a member? You can sign up at the event.

 

 

See attached for the proposed flyer.

 

Announcements

PTOS Third Quarter

Happy Hour

 

Come take a break!

Tuesday June 26, 2018, 5:00-8:00 PM

Madison Auditorium

 

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Please contact Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov, David.Lotter@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov with questions.

Announcements

9th Annual Law School Fair

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

11am – 1pm

Madison Auditorium

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school and the application process.

 

Nineteen law schools from DC, VA, NJ, MD, WV, PA and DE have been invited to attend the fair!

 

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

PTOS members, please contact Catherine Loikith or Angela Nguyen for further details.

APANET members, please contact Xiao (Sam) Zhao or Dah-Wei Yuan for further details.

 

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

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

***Silicon Valley PTOS***

 

In an attempt to boost your morale at the end of the quarter, PTOS would like to treat its members to a Starbucks!

 

Who: PTOS members

 

What: Your personalized cup of Joe

 

When: Thursday June 21st around 10am

 

Where: Your office

 

Why: Because we care

 

If you are interested in coffee please email Ryan your personalized Starbucks order by June 20th.  Loan and Ryan will go over to place the orders at 9:30 so your coffee should be ready at 10am.  Your PTOS representatives will then bring the coffee to your office.  If you are not a PTOS member you can sign up through membership@ptos.gov.  To place your order or if you have any questions email Ryan Clark at ryan.clark3@uspto.gov.

Announcements

SICILIAN BALL AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY

When: Sat, June 23, 2018 @ 07:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Where: Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, DC

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

VIP ticket - $80/person
HURRY! Limited Tickets available!

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VIP ADMISSION IS AT 7:00 PM 

- The Majesty of Palermo;
- The Glory of Taormina;
- The Beauty that is Siracusa

Tonight, travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on to Italian soil for a very special and elegant evening celebrating Sicilian culture at the Embassy of Italy.
As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an Italian and Sicilian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, dancing, opera, film, and more!
This classic celebration has been one of the hottest tickets to attend in Italy for centuries. Tonight, we invite you to come masquerade style (optional) and dance as they did on the most elegant of dance floors and ballrooms of Palermo and in the streets of the Sicilian countryside.

In addition, a portion of tonight's proceeds from each member will go towards the American Cancer Society.

Features:
- Champagne Reception
- Dinner
- Italian Open Bar
- Italian and Sicilian Desserts
- European Ballroom Music (8:30pm to 10:30pm)
- Sicilian Ballroom Dance Presentation & Lesson
- Sicilian Opera Presentation
- Late DJ & Dancing
- Win a trip to the Caribbean
- Charitable Contribution

***QUESTIONS:  This event is NOT being organized directly by the Embassy of Italy.  They are not receiving profit from this event and are not involved in the day to day organization or planning of this event.   We are the primary organizers of the event.  If you have questions, please do NOT call the Embassy. Please call us at 301 519 8030 or email info@thingstodoDC.com.

All Details available at: https://thingstododc.com/event/1327/sicilian-ball-at-the-embassy-of-italy/
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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 (VIP ticket) 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 Jun 20th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

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)

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

RJ Mexican Cuisine

 

1701 North Market #102, Dallas, TX 75202

 

Tuesday, June 12th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

- Free drink or equivalently priced appetizer

- New members can sign-up on location

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

It has been brought to our attention that PTOS Distribution emails for event announcements and notices are being filtered by Outlook to the Junk Email Folder.

To correct this problem, please add @ptos.org to your Safe Sender list such that you properly receive future PTOS Distribution emails.

Please see further instructions at http://www.ptos.org/SafeSender.html

Please Spread the word to your fellow PTOS Members

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

@ Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

Tuesday, May 29 2018

4-6 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.

Announcements

Call for Nominations (Interim Election)

 

Candidates seeking to serve on the Board of Directors:

 

Nominations will be accepted between May 21 and June 4, 2018.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following position(s):

 

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs Representative (1 position available)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_interim_election.html for more information and to obtain a nominating petition.

 

Completed nominating petitions must be delivered by 3:00PM on June 4, 2018.

 

Hand-deliveries may be brought to Rob Fuller (KNX 2C05). Electronic submissions may be sent to robert.fuller@uspto.gov.

 

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

Abner Doubleday Softball League

 

Interested in playing softball in the PTOS co-ed softball league?

 

All USPTO Employees WELCOME

 

Weeknight Games at Hensley Fields on Eisenhower Avenue

 

Tentatively starting games on June 12th.  Most games are on Tuesdays.

 

Open to Individuals or small groups interested in joining existing teams

 

The ABNER DOUBLEDAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE is a co-ed softball league affiliated with the PTOS and open to members of the Patent and Trademark Office.  The league is semi-competitive and consists of ten to twelve teams.  (We cannot accommodate more teams 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, we are usually able to accommodate all individuals or small groups that may be interested in playing.

 

Please contact Mark Ruthkosky by email or see the league website:

 

http://www.ptos.org/committees/ptos_athletics/softball_league.html

Announcements

***DENVER*** JUNE PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Thursday, June 14th | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Otra Vez Cantina

610 16th St

Denver, CO 80202

 

Meet in bar area! PTOS members receive a free drink, 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
This event has been Cancelled.
Announcements

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

“Less”
by
Andrew Sean Greer
(Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction)
“Greer has written about gay characters before, but “Less” is his first novel to focus on an openly gay writer. Among other things, this hapless antihero gives him a chance to mock himself and the expectations imposed on minority authors. Trapped at a party, for instance, a competing novelist sidles up to Less and tells him, “It’s not that you’re a bad writer, it’s that you’re a bad gay.” Before Less can think of any response to this toxic appraisal, his friend continues: “It is our duty to show something beautiful from our world. The gay world. But in your books, you make the characters suffer without reward.” That may be true of Less’s novels, but it’s not true of this one, which eventually rewards Less’s fragile optimism in the most charming way.” (Ron Charles, Washington Post (7/13/17))

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MeetingKey=BgAAAGi53sBK6MbUwt9Bpphb02lcTjbDGXWMTmx8Ujr-hSGce0SMg2v-aykei7Ik6fxfxpqgORRuTtoKPy4PzTtB6H3C&frm=page&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 990 713 053
Meeting Password: bookclub

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

Happy Hour at Ludwig's German Table

 

Ludwig's German Table

261 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112

Thursday, May 24, 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

***DENVER*** MAY PTOS HAPPY HOUR

 

Date and Time:

Thursday, May 10th | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

Yazoos BBQ

2150 Broadway

Denver, CO 80205

 

Meet us at the bar upstairs! You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Kristina DeHerrera x7-4237 with questions about the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Q2 Karaoke

Come celebrate the end of Q2 with FREE food, drinks, and Karaoke from 5:30 to 8:30 on May 4th

@ Tutta’s Pizza: 1701 N Market St.

 

Rules:

-           Each song sung gets one entry for a grand prize drawing

-           No limit on songs or raffle entries.

-           Family friendly environment: all friends, coworkers, and family are welcome to attend

-           Non-PTOS members can join PTOS members on stage, but only PTOS members are eligible for the drawing

-           Free food, drinks, and karaoke for PTOS members only

-           New members can join on location and receive instant access to benefits

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

Patent & Trademark Office Society PTOS Picnic

Sunday, May 20th

12:00-5:00 PM (Food served 12:00-3:30 PM)

Fort Hunt Park, VA

 

Food,  drinks, Black Ops Obstacle Course, Gunsmoke Gallery, Jurassic Adventure, Air Jumper Extreme, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports, and Much more!

 

Tickets MUST be purchased online https://2018ptospicnic.eventbrite.com

Tickets on sale now until COB, May, 13th!! $4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 of members

No refunds.

People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

Please bring your membership card with barcode for check in.

 

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

***Silicon Valley Office***

 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

 

Where: The Shoe

 

When: Friday May 4th from 11:30-1:30

 

Come enjoy a Mexican lunch provided by PTOS.  There will be a taco bar that will be catered by Agave and edible lightsabers (popsicles), in commemoration of May 4th, May the Fourth be with you.  The lunch will be free to all PTOS members and non-member 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 Happy hour

 

April 25th 5:00-7:00 pm

Murphy’s Irish Bar

713 King street

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

Bring your PTOS membership card.

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Want to join? Contact membership@ptos.org

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

Call for Nominations (Interim Election)

 

Candidates seeking to serve on the Board of Directors:

 

Nominations will be accepted between April 11 and April 26, 2018.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following position(s):

 

TC 2600 Representative (1 position available)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_interim_election.html for more information and to obtain a nominating petition.

 

Completed nominating petitions must be delivered by 3:00PM on April 26, 2018.

 

Hand-deliveries may be brought to Rob Fuller (KNX 2C05). Electronic submissions may be sent to robert.fuller@uspto.gov.

 

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

PTOS Europe Trip 2018 – Budapest, Vienna, and Prague with optional extension to Salzberg

Start Date: November 2, 2018

Length: 11 days or 14 days with extension to Salzberg

 

Secure your spot with a $300 deposit

 

To Book or for more complete information visit: http://ptostrip.grouptoursite.com

Or call 1-800-438-7672 (Group Reference Number: 68299348)

 

Spots are limited and discounts are offered to early bookings!

 

Contact: Aimee Li (Aimee.Li@USPTO.GOV)

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

***DENVER*** END OF QUARTER PTOS HAPPY HOUR Start the Third Quarter with a Spring in Your Step!

 

Date and Time:

Friday, April 13th | 4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Location:

The Curtis Club

2100 Curtis Street

Denver, CO 80205

 

Contact Joshua.Hallock@uspto.gov or Holly.Thurman@uspto.gov with questions.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

April Social Event

Pizza and Ice Cream

5th Floor Pantry

Wednesday, April 25

12pm - 1pm

 

- All you can eat while supplies last

- Members only

- New members can sign-up on location 

 

For more information contact:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy hour

Pizza Paradiso

Tuesday April 3, 2018

4-7 PM

124 King St.

Alexandria, VA

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Contact: David Lotter

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

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 24, 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

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

The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives
by
Bryant Simon

“Eighty years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, industrial disasters were supposed to have been a thing of the past. After spending several years talking to local residents, state officials, and survivors of the fire, award-winning historian Bryant Simon has written a vivid, potent, and disturbing social autopsy of this town, this factory, and this time that shows how cheap labor, cheap government, and cheap food came together in a way that was bound for tragedy” (Chicago Tribune)


https://cwms-md-app102.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?ED=7gTQy3cvo4Btx1m4iVlkWw==&PW=BgAAAGj_pQDiHGT7jTjZcg7tWenIJYMs8oYTTPILLDh8brjfgUkOWlG8bTMuzNH-kkTP1qTezCeXJoZSjOEYXwaWdwCR&Rnd=0.888195826534321&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 996 794 357
Meeting Password: bookclub

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

 

Announcements

PTOS is compiling a list of Top 10 issued patents.  

 

Submit your choice of an issued Patent.   Your choice of an issued patent may make the PTOS's top ten list of Patents to be SHOWCASED at the Unveiling of the 10 Millionth Patent.

 

Please provide your succinct reasons why your choice of an issued patent should be on the PTOS top ten list of Patents to be SHOWCASED.

 

Send your Picks to blessing.fubara@uspto.gov

 

Entries must be received by March 29, 2018.

 

Submission is limited to one issued patent/per person.

Announcements

PTOS Spring 2018 Scramble
 
The Courses at Andrews
Joint Base Andrews, MD
South Course

*20 mins from USPTO*


Thursday, May 10th, 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 May 3rd
*Registrants will receive link upon registering to submit Driver’s License or Passport information to be able to enter Andrews Air Force Base
*Teams of 4 preferred but singles, 2 or 3 person sign-ups welcome!

Not a PTOS Member and want to join? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

SV PTOS MEMBER’S APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

 

Date:     April 5, 2018 (Thursday)

Time:     12:30 pm

Place:    Bo Town

                409 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113

                (0.7 miles away from SJ city hall)

 

Cost: $15 for members, $35 for friend/family

Link to register: goo.gl/tjxJmL

Deadline to register and pay: March 30, 2018 (Friday)

 

The SV PTOS team would like to invite all members to a luncheon.   Come celebrate the end of a successful quarter and break bread with your fellow PTOS members.

The 9 course menu includes: fish maw soup, cashew shrimp, lobster with ginger, Peking duck, seafood bird nest, salted spare ribs, steam fish, abalone with stir fry veggie, fried rice and a drink of your choice.

 

Any further questions and/or payment, please contact Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov), Kuo, Jonathan (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov) or Clark, Ryan (ryan.clark3@uspto.gov)

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT

CURLING AT THE DETROIT CURLING CLUB (1615 E. Lewiston, Ferndale, MI 48220)

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 6:30PM-9PM

 

Tickets:

$10 for members

$30 for non-members

 

There are a maximum of 20 spots available, on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Non-members can sign up for PTOS before the event.

RSVP for tickets by Noon on 4/4/2018

Contact: Ken (Kenneth.Malkowski@USPTO.GOV) or

                Kristin (Kristin.sandoval@uspto.gov)

 

See http://www.detroitcurlingclub.com/ for more information.

Announcements

Men's & Women's College Basketball Bracket Pick'Em

 

Men's Tournament runs March 15th - April 2nd Women's Tournament runs March 16th - April 1st

 

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 tournament right with Show-Your-Team-Spirit Day on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th Wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover or sweatshirt and show your school pride!

Announcements

ALEXANDRIA OFFICE

Save the Dates

2018 PTOS EVENTS

 

5.20 (Sunday) – Picnic

6.2 (Saturday) – 7th Annual Innovation 5k

6.26 (Tuesday) – End of Q3 Happy Hour

10.2 (Tuesday) – End of FY Happy Hour

 

Please Contact seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, matthew.troutman@uspto.gov, or robert.hodge@uspto.gov with your questions.

Announcements

2018 PTOS Interim Election (2600 Rep)

Call for Nominations (Interim Election)

 

Candidates seeking to serve on the Board of Directors:

 

Nominations will be accepted between March 8 and March 29, 2018.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following position(s):

 

TC 2600Representative (1 position available)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_interim_election.html for more information and to obtain a nominating petition.

 

Completed nominating petitions must be delivered by 3:00PM on March 29, 2018.

 

Hand-deliveries may be brought to Rob Fuller (KNX 2C05). Electronic submissions may be sent to robert.fuller@uspto.gov.

 

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

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

March Social Event

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Thursday, March 15th

 

Iron Cactus

1520 Main St

Dallas, TX 75201

 

- one free drink for members

- new members can sign-up on location!

 

For more information contact:

joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

UMD Master of Science in Law information event

The PTOS proudly presents:

Master of Science in Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

 

Come learn about UMD’s MSL programs, which include:

In College Park: Patent Law, Environmental Law and Health Care Law

Online: Cybersecurity Law and Homeland Security & Crisis Management Law

 

An informational session with speaker José Bahamonde-Gonzalez, JD, Associate Dean at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law about their Master of Science in Law program.  U. of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a member of OPM Federal Educational Alliance and offers a FEDEM Grant (10% discount on tuition) to federal employees, and/or their spouses, who are admitted and enroll in the MSL program. Accepting applications to start in August 2018.

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Noon-1pm in Remsen 7D44

 

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan attend in person, please arrive early and register by March 13th for the event using the link: www.ptos.org/reservations.

 

If you plan to attend remotely, please register in advance using the link:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e984553e61b841ab44a2248e85b8f68e6

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

 

Date:                 Saturday, April 14th  at 1:30pm (Group 1) or

                           Saturday, April 14th  at 2:00pm (Group 2) 

.

Location:          20315 Commonwealth Center Drive

Ashburn, Virginia  (on Route 7)

Cost:                 $68/person (includes 2 flights) 

must be prepaid by April 4, 2018

 

Payments are Cash or Check (made out to PTOS) only.

Address further questions to and submit payment to:

Scott Long    571-272-9048   scott.long@uspto.gov

Check out:  https://www.iflyworld.com/loudoun/

 

Online Flight Waiver will be required to participate.  Flight limitations: 3+ years old; less than 300lbs; no pregnant women; no recent back, neck or heart problems; no prior shoulder dislocations.

Announcements

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

"The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.

Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.

In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” (The Economist), master historian David McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” (The Washington Post) and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” (The Wall Street Journal). He draws on the extensive Wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” (The New York Times Book Review).

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
REMSEN BUILDING, ROOM 3D44
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

 

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Slovenia

When: Sat, March 03, 2018 7:30-10p
Where: Embassy of Slovenia
2410 California Street, NW, Wash D.C.

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

A special Saturday Night in Slovenia!

Through the food, drink, live Slovenian entertainment, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll take in the rich customs of the Slovenian people. Savor the hospitality in this beautiful resident as we enjoy a special evening on Slovenian soil.

Enjoy a variety of Slovenian Cuisine and drinks

Featuring: Native Slovenian Musical Performance from visiting musicians
Enjoy a buffet of native Slovenian food
Enjoy a sampling of traditional Slovenian drinks


Tonight only - the embassy is welcoming a special native Slovenian musical group (in Washington D.C.. for tonight only).  Join Tina Silc, and Mak Grgic for an exciting, exclusive concert.
 
The concert Hues of Love brings together the love themes from a variety of world-famous 19th and 20th century Art Song composers, such as Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Joaquin Rodrigo, Alberto Ginastera, Benjamin Britten and the Slovenian composers, who based their music on different literary sources: Goethe’s play Faust, Théophile Gautier’s narrative poem La Commedie de la Mort, the poetry of France Preseren and Franz Schober, or got inspired by the lyrics of the folk tunes.
Hues of Love explores different stages of Love and its possible emotional consequences. It can all start with a heart-warming serenade, yet, who knows how it may end… or just keep going.

Slovenian Food:

MENU:
Prosciutto, Melon, Cheese, Figs, Olives
Octopus Potato Salad
String Beans Salad
Ljubljanski Puranji Kotleti –Ljubljana Turkey Cutlet         
Mlinci-homemade pasta served with Gravy
Beets Salad with Dandelion & Boiled Eggs
Kranjska Kobasa –Carniolan Sausage served with Sour Kraut
Belokranjska Pogaca-Salted Bread
        
Dessert:
Povitica -Nutroll
Kremsnita &Vanilla Custard Cream
Assorted Homemade Pettit Dessert

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 March 1st @ 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 5B35

Announcements

PTOS CURLING EVENT

 

Where:

Solar4America Ice 1500 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112

 

When:

February 27th from 9:30-11:30 pm PT

 

Cost:

Members: $25

Non Members: $35

 

Sign up early to reserve your spot. Deadline to sign up is February 21st.

 

Description:

Come sweep away the competition at curling night.  Come to learn to curl night at Solar4America where you will learn to curl like those Olympians that you see on TV.  The lessons provide basic instructions about the rules and techniques of curling, and finishes the night with a match. 

You will learn how to sweep, set-up, push off, and properly release your stones.  Before you get started you should know that every person throws 2 stones per end and there are 8 ends in a match, the goal is to land your stones in the house so they can be scored.  Every person is also expected to sweep, so when you are not throwing the stone two members of your team are sweeping to speed up the stone (if necessary). Food and drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) are available for purchase.

 

Please contact Ryan Clark at ryan.clark3@uspto.gov for any further questions.

Announcements

PTOS Pentagon Row Ice Skating

February 21st, 2018
5:00 PM-7:00PM

1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington VA 22202

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating starts at 5p

Parking is available but limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket. Closest metro station is Pentagon City Metro Station

happy hour next door at Champps

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

$5 per person  including admission and rental

All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by February 20th 2018 @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to the following individuals:
Robert Hodge, MDW 1C25
Kang Hu, RAN 10B19

No limit to number of tickets, enjoy with family and friends

Please direct any questions to: 
Kang Hu Kang.hu@uspto.gov
Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements
PTOS Happy Hour
Champps Kitchen + Bar
Wednesday
February 21st, 2018
5-7 PM
1201 S. Joyce Street C-10
Arlington, VA 22202
One free drink while supplies last,
for PTOS members only.
You can sign up for membership at the event.
Please direct any questions to: Kang Hu Kang.Hu@uspto.gov
   Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov
Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

4th Class Graduation Celebration

 

Tutta's Pizza

1623 Main St #102

Dallas, TX 75201

 

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 21st

 

- Managers will be buying 4th Class Graduates their 1st drink!

- Also one free drink for PTOS members

- All TXRO employees and affiliates are welcome to attend

- New PTOS members can sign-up on location

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

GWU Law School Interview Sign-Ups

PTOS Education Committee presents

 

George Washington University Law School Interview Sign-Ups

 

Interviews will be held:

Monday, February 26, 2018

10am – 3pm

Randolph 6D44

 

If you have applied or have interest in applying to GWU Law School, please contact Director of Admissions JoSie Shelby-Wilson to schedule a 15 minute interview:

JoSie@law.gwu.edu or (202) 994-7233.

 

Please contact Cathy Loikith with questions:

catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

PTOS Movie event -  ***Silicon Valley***

Name of place: CineArts Santana Row

Address: 3088 Olsen Dr, San Jose, CA 95128

Date: Friday 2/9

Time: 7:20 pm

 

PTOS members will get $7 off movie ticket price

Come watch Winchester movie next to the Winchester house

Member: $5

Friends and Family: $12

 

If you have any questions, please contact Katelin Kloberg (katelin.kloberg@uspto.gov) or Jonathan Kuo (jonathan.kuo@uspto.gov).

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society 2018 Annual Meeting

 

*****WE ARE NOW USING WEBEX FOR REMOTE ACCESS HERE IS THE UPDATED WEBEX LINK FOR REMOTE ACCESS

 

Event address for

attendees:           https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee01c2aaed138f4bba803d6e4e8b25491

 

Event number:    996 838 489

 

 

February 7, 2018

10:00 a.m.

USPTO Auditorium

Madison Building

 

**Refreshments will be available to those that attend in person.**

 

This year's speaker is:

Louis Foreman

Founder and Chief Executive of Enventys and Edison Nation

 

PTOS Members: One hour of other time may be charged to:

Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241

Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151 with supervisor's approval.

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2018 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 3rd  9:30am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)

Fairfax County Virginia Regional Fair Sat., March 17th 8:30am-noon
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)

P.G. County Maryland Science Fair Sat., March 24th  8:30am-noon
Springdale, MD (Charles Herbert Flowers HS)

Montgomery County Maryland Science Fair Sat., March 10th 9:00am-noon
Silver Spring, MD (FDA White Oak Campus)

Richmond Virginia Science Fair Sat., March 24th  9:00am-noon
Mechanicsville, VA (Hanover HS)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Science Fair Fri., March 23rd 8:00am-2:00pm 
Pittsburgh, PA (Carnegie Science Center)


If Interested, Please Contact:
Catherine Walker (Arlington) catherine.walker@uspto.gov x28833
Henry Yu (Fairfax)              henry.yu@uspto.gov   x29779
Shaheda Abdin (PG)              shaheda.abdin@uspto.gov  x01673
Julie Wu (Montgomery)       julie.wu@uspto.gov  x25205
Joe Saavedra (Richmond)     emilio.saavedra@uspto.gov  x05617
Paul Chenevert (Pittsburgh)     paul.chenevert@uspto.gov x26657

 

Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge

Announcements

PTOS CURLING EVENT

 

Where:

Solar4America Ice 1500 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112

 

When:

February 20th 2018 from 9:30-11:30 pm PT

 

Cost:

Members: $25

Non Members: $35

 

Sign up early to reserve your spot. Deadline to sign up is February 13th.

 

Description:

Come sweep away the competition at curling night.  Come to learn to curl night at Solar4America where you will learn to curl like those Olympians that you see on TV.  The lessons provide basic instructions about the rules and techniques of curling, and finishes the night with a match.   You will learn how to sweep, set-up, push off, and properly release your stones.  Before you get started you should know that every person throws 2 stones per end and there are 8 ends in a match, the goal is to land your stones in the house so they can be scored.  Every person is also expected to sweep, so when you are not throwing the stone two members of your team are sweeping to speed up the stone (if necessary). Food and drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) are available for purchase.

 

Please contact Ryan Clark at mailto:ryan.clark3@uspto.gov for any further questions.

Announcements

OFFICE OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY
AND
THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS
PRESENT
AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
Ric Murphy and Timothy Stephens
“Section 27 – The Forgotten History of Arlington National Cemetery”
Ric Murphy and Tim Stephens’ upcoming book, Section 27: the Forgotten History of Arlington National Cemetery is a story of how the former plantation of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s wife, played an important role during the Civil War. It’s a compelling story of the evolution of this hallowed ground, and the rich and untold history of the lives of the enslaved who once lived on the plantation, of the regions displaced contraband who eventually found a refuge and home on the property, of the areas’ freedmen who are buried in the segregated portion of the cemetery, and of the men who served in the United States Colored Troops who were some of the very first war dead to be buried in what is known as Section 27.
Located on the northeast portion of the property, Section 27 is the oldest but least recognized section of the cemetery, and is the final resting place for 1,500 African American soldiers who served in the United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War, and the nearly 3,000 former enslaved men, women and children who fled to the Federal City for protection and sanctuary during the Eastern Theater of the war as both armies crisscrossed the state in some of the fiercest battels of the war, and were relocated to that portion of the property known as Freedmen’s Village.
Ric and Tim’s story of Section 27 provides a unique and rich history of the men of the United States Colored Troops, who in life as in death faced discrimination, segregation and disrespect even during the time of their passing and the burial of their remains. The book Section 27 illustrates the challenges of how the people who lived in Arlington, as it transformed from plantation to a military camp for Federal troops and freedmen’s village, to a national cemetery are instrumental to understanding the full meaning of this hallowed ground.

February 15, 2018, 11:00-12:00 PM (ET)
Madison Auditorium North
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
SCHQUITA GOODWIN: SCHQUIT.GOODWIN@USPTO.GOV (OEEOD DETAILEE)

Announcements

2018 PTOS Election Results

 

Officers

 

President

Robert Hodge

Vice President

Rebecca Eisenberg

Secretary

Anne Kozak

Administrator

Joshua Schwartz

Treasurer

Matthew Troutman

 

Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2)

Blessing Fubara | Lori Mattison

TC 1700/2900 (2)

Brandon Rosati | Holly Thurman

TC 2100 (2)

Matthew Bradley | Jordany Nunez

TC 2400 (2)

Robert Morlan | Angela Nguyen

TC 2600 (2)

Xi Wang | *Vacant*

TC 2800 (2)

Alex DeVito | David Lotter

TC 3600 (2)

Catherine Loikith | Jeffrey O'Brien

TC 3700 (2)

Ryan Clark | Keith Raymond

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM (1)

Arva Adams

PTAB (1)

Alexander Levy

Trademarks (2)

Cheryl Butler | Monique Watts

Director's Office / OGC /  Policy and International Affairs (1) Joshua Hallock OPLA/OPQA/Others (1) Fred Guillermety At Large (10) Samantha Abraham | Luther Behringer | Philip Bonzell | Ryan Donlon |  Stephan Essex | Kang Hu | Jonathan Kuo | Anand Loharikar | Loan Truong | Shelby Turner

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT MEMBERS NIGHT

Thursday, Feb. 8 –Starting at 5:00 p.m.

At The Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211

 

Free, unlimited “Fowling” for PTOS members starting at 5pm

 

Catering from Amicci's Pizza and a first free drink also provided for members.

 

RSVP by Noon (12:00pm) on Tuesday Feb. 6th

To RSVP or to join PTOS, contact:

David Posigian (david.posigian@uspto.gov)

 

www.fowlingwarehouse.com

www.ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Members Night

Tex-Mex Style

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

5:00-8:00PM in the Madison Auditorium

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.

 

Appetizers 5:00pm

Southwestern Chicken Egg Roll served with Chipotle sour cream, Queso Dip served with Tortilla Chips & Salsa, Roasted Vegetable Display served with Ranchero dipping sauce, Tater Tots served with sour cream, chives, bacon, and hot sauce.

Entrees 6:00pm

St. Louis slow roasted BBQ Pork Ribs, Beef Brisket served with buns and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce on the side, Fajita Beef and Chicken served with soft tortilla shells, sautéed peppers, Pico de Gallo, and sour cream, Homemade Coleslaw (vegetarian), Baked Beans (vegetarian), Traditional Mac & Cheese (vegetarian), Southwestern Vegetable Medley (vegetarian)

6:15 Dessert

Sopapillas, Apple & Peach Cobbler

 

* Direct any questions to

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Rob Hodge, or Dave Lotter

Announcements

Dallas PTOS presents:

 

TUTTA’s Pizza

House specialty pizzas topped with smoked meat, drink & live music

1710 N. Record St #110
Dallas, TX 75202

Happy Hour 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

 

-one free drink for members

-new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

For more information contact Xi Wang at xi.wang@uspto.gov

Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West st. #809 Alexandria, VIRGINIA  22314

 

Assistant Director

 

By requirement of Article VI, Section 2 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Assistant Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•             Demonstrated Skill set to perform the duties noted below.

•             Previous publishing experience is a plus, but not necessary.

•             Must be an active member of the society.

•             Knowledge of basic accounting/bookkeeping is a plus, but not necessary.

•             Responsibilities will require access to a car on a weekly basis.

•             Knowledge of web design and database management is a plus, but not necessary.

 

DUTIES

•             The Assistant Director shall assist the Executive Director, as well as Financial Director, in matters including but not limited to membership coordination, data entry, mail entries, back issue fulfillment, customer service, and documentation of operating procedures.

 

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 February 23, 2018

Announcements

E-Week Volunteers Needed

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Madison Auditorium

 

Every year the affinity groups and PTOS celebrate Engineering Week (E-Week) by inviting kids from local schools to participate in a science project on the USPTO campus.  This year we will be hosting local middle school students and building solar cities!

 

Free lunch will be provided for volunteers the day of the event.

 

We need volunteers of all disciplines!  Volunteer training will be:

February 6 – 1pm-3pm,

February 8 – 11:30am-1:30pm, or

February 20 – 12pm-2pm

 

Volunteers need to sign up for one training session by emailing Schquita Goodwin at schquita.goodwin@uspto.gov.

 

No other time will be provided.

Announcements

Happy Hour at Virtue Feed and Grain

106 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Monday January 22, 2018 from 4:30-6:30

 

PTOS members will receive a drink ticket

Non-members can sign up at the event

 

For questions contact: Philip Stuckey (Philip.Stuckey@uspto.gov) or Robert Hodge (Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov)

Announcements

THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB”
SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS
AND
USPTO MILITARY ASSOCIATION
PRESENT

AUTHOR MEET AND GREET
"The Civil War and American Medicine: The Development of Public Health Practice and the Rise of
he American Hospital."
Shauna Devine, PhD
Assistant Professor Schulich School of Medicine and the Department of History, Western University

WebEx Available: https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php? MTID=ea2c61d266547c9da4661e82f482c2274
Event number: 648 273 074
Event password: 123456

JEFFERSON CONFERENCE ROOM 01D70-80
January 19, 2018, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV
COLLIN NOLE: COLLIN.NOLE@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

Valentine’s Ball at the Embassy of Italy

When: Sat, February 10, 2018 @ 07:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Where: Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, DC

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

VIP ticket - $100/person
HURRY! Limited Tickets available!

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VIP ADMISSION IS AT 7:00 PM 

- The Majesty of Rome;
- The Romance of Verona;
- The Beauty that is Venice

In 1595, “Romeo and Juliet” turned the quiet little town of Verona Italy into one of the most romantic spots of the entire world. Tonight, Romeo and Juliet reappear in one of the most exciting venues in Washington, D.C. … and what better time to do this than during the Valentine’s Season!
Looking for plans for the holiday? Sure, you can fight reservations getting a special table. Of course, you can slave over your own stove making a home cooked romantic meal. Or, perhaps, you can celebrate Valentine’s Weekend in ITALY – without ever getting on a plane!
Tonight, we recreate the culture and romance of Italy, combining the Valentine’s Holiday with a special Valentine’s Ball – right here in our Nation’s Capital.

In addition, a portion of tonight's proceeds from each member will go towards the American Cancer Society.

As you enter this incredible and beautiful embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe, experience an Italian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, live orchestra, late night DJ, dancing, opera, film, and more!

Your magical evening features:
1. Live Ballroom Dancing
2. Ballroom Dance Presentation
3. "Romeo et Juliette" Opera Presentation
4. Late Night DJ & Dancing
5. Italian Food and Refreshments
6. Open Bar
7. Battle of the Chocolates
8. Movie
9. Win a Trip to the Caribbean

Charity: A Portion of every Ticket goes to the American Cancer Society in recognition of a former TTD Staff Member who passed away due to Brain Cancer.

VIP Ticket Includes:
- Early Admission to the Gala (at 7:00pm);
- Private Champagne Reception;
- Special Early Dinner Menu

***QUESTIONS:  This event is NOT being organized directly by the Embassy of Italy.  They are not receiving profit from this event and are not involved in the day to day organization or planning of this event.   We are the primary organizers of the event.  If you have questions, please do NOT call the Embassy. Please call us at 301 519 8030 or email info@thingstodoDC.com.

All Details available at: https://thingstododc.com/event/1220/valentine%E2%80%99s-ball-at-the-embassy-of-italy/
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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:  $100/person (VIP ticket) for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Black Tie Optional. Minimum of Suit & Tie for Men, Cocktail Dress 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 Feb 7th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

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)

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society 2018 Annual Meeting

 

February 7, 2018

10:00 a.m.

USPTO Auditorium

Madison Building

 

This year's speaker is:

Louis Foreman

Founder and Chief Executive of Enventys and Edison Nation

 

PTOS Members: One hour of other time may be charged to:

Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241

Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151 with supervisor's approval.

 

**Remote attendance will be available via REV** https://rev-vbrick.uspto.gov/#/events/e7c248ce-0d43-466b-9b92-926c26932e2c

It is suggested that Internet Explorer be used for the browser.  Each user will be required to login with their PTO username and PTO password.

 

Announcements

***Denver Office***
1up Happy Hour
Friday, February 9 at 5pm
1925 Blake Street

Come join in the arcade fun!  There will be giant Jenga, skeeball, pinball,
Pacman, Mario, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Tron, and all your favorites.  
Find Emily to sign in, or sign up, for your drink. 
Bring your quarters or small bills for the change machine!


Contact Emily with any questions x74387

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

CHAMBERLIN OBSERVATORY AT DU
2930 EAST WARREN AVENUE
Thursday February 22
7:30 PM
 

Join the Denver Astronomical Society to learn about the Observatory, its Telescope, and Astronomy. 
Free for PTOS members, $4 for adult guests, $3 for children.  RSVP with Emily by February 15. 
Transportation is self-provided.  Event can last up to 2 hours based on visibility and interest. 
Event happens rain or shine.  Maximum 25 attendees.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

Come to the Lower Atrium in the Madison building on Wednesday morning January 10, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM to Meet and Greet the candidates for the 2018 PTOS Election.  Free coffee and doughnuts will be provided to members, while supplies last.

 

PTOS members who would like to run as write-in candidates are also welcome to participate in the event (Feel free to provide a short bio of yourself and bring it to the event, and it will be displayed at the booth).

 

See the PTOS website at

http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_election.html for candidate bios.

 

Below is the slate of candidates for the 2018 Election (Asterisks denote

incumbents):

 

Officers

 

President:           Robert Hodge

Vice President:  Rebecca Eisenberg

Secretary:           Anne Kozak

Administrator:   Emily Morgan, Joshua Schwartz*

Treasurer:           Ryan Clark, Matthew Troutman

 

Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2 positions available): Blessing Fubara, Lori Mattison* TC 1700/2900 (2 positions available): Brandon Rosati*, Holly Thurman* TC 2100 (2 positions available):  Jordany Nunez* TC 2400 (2 positions available):  Robert Morlan*, Angela Nguyen* TC 2600 (2 positions available):  Xi Wang* TC 2800 (2 positions available):  David Lotter* TC 3600 (2 positions available):  Catherine Loikith*, Jeffrey O’Brien* TC 3700 (2 positions available):  Ryan Clark, Jonathan Kuo, Keith Raymond*

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM:     Arva Adams*

PTAB: None

Trademarks (2 positions available): Cheryl Butler* Director’s Office / OGC /  Policy and International Affairs: None

OPLA/OPQA/Others: Fred Guillermety*

At Large Representative (10 positions available): Luther Behringer*, Philip Bonzell*, Alex DeVito*, Ryan Donlon*, Rebecca Eisenberg, Stephan Essex*, Fred Guillermety, Robert Hodge, Kang Hu*, Anne Kozak, Jonathan Kuo, Anand Loharikar*, Catherine Loikith, David Lotter, Emily Morgan*, Jeffrey O’Brien, Keith Raymond, Brandon Rosati, Joshua Schwartz, Holly Thurman, Matthew Troutman, Loan Truong, Shelby Turner, Xi Wang

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

DENVER ZOO
2300 STEELE STREET
Count Monday, February 5
1 – 5 PM
 

Celebrate the end of the biweek at the Denver Zoo.  Free for all!  Dress warmly and meet in the first floor lobby at
1pm to carpool.  Please let Emily know if you can drive.  Non-members are welcome to sign up with Emily.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

PTOS – Detroit Auto Show Happy Hour

Monday, January 22th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Andrews On The Corner

201 Joseph Campau Ave

Detroit, MI 48207

 

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

 

Contact David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

------- PTOS Camping in Texas -------

         @ Palo Duro Canyon State Park

 

Come camping with us in the second largest canyon in the country which lies in the heart of the Texas Panhandle!

 

March 9 & 10 (Friday & Saturday nights)

Members: $5 / weekend

Guests: $10 / weekend

(Children under 12 are free) 

 

!!!!! Please bring your own camping supplies, tent and food!!!!!!

!!!!! Please arrange your own transportation to and from the park!!!!!

Park Website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon

 

RSVP with your camping fee by February 9TH to reserve your spot!

For any questions, please contact Luther Behringer:

luther.behringer2@uspto.gov (469) 295-9086

Announcements

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SV PTOS MOVIE EVENT

STAR WARS

 

Place: AMC

Address: 2190 Eastridge Loop, San Jose, CA 95122

Date: December 28, 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 11:45-2:30

 

Member: $3

Friends and Family: $13

Reserve you spot early for better seating by calling or emailing Loan Truong or Jonathan Kuo.

Deadline to reserve is December 26

 

May the COUNTS be with you as we end the quarter and year.  Come join us to watch STAR WARS: The Last Jedi with Dolby sound and recliner seats. 

 

 

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Announcements

PTOS - DETROIT

North American International Auto Show

When: January 20 - 28, 2018

RSVP By: Noon January 11, 2018

 

One free Public Show ticket for PTOS Members (while supplies last)

PTOS Members may purchase guest Public Show tickets (up to 3) at $9.00 each.

Non-members can sign up before the event.

 

Tickets grant entrance for any one day during the Public Show (1/20 -1/28).

Pickup tickets at Midwest Regional Office on 01/15 - 1/19

 

Contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov (RPL 2060)

Announcements

The following is the slate of candidates for the 2018 PTOS election.  The election will take place January 10-12.  A Meet and Greet event with the candidates will be held on January 10.  See http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_election.html for more details as the date approaches.

 

2018 PTOS Election Candidates (asterisk denotes incumbent)

 

Officers

 

President:           Robert Hodge

Vice President: Rebecca Eisenberg

Secretary:           Anne Kozak

Administrator:   Emily Morgan, Joshua Schwartz*

Treasurer:           Ryan Clark, Jordany Nunez, Matthew Troutman

 

Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2 positions available): Blessing Fubara, Lori Mattison*

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

TC 2100 (2 positions available):  Jordany Nunez*

TC 2400 (2 positions available):  Robert Morlan*, Angela Nguyen*

TC 2600 (2 positions available):  Xi Wang*

TC 2800 (2 positions available):  David Lotter*

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

TC 3700 (2 positions available):  Ryan Clark, Jonathan Kuo, Keith Raymond*

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM:     Arva Adams*

PTAB: None       

Trademarks (2 positions available): Cheryl Butler*

Director’s Office / OGC /  Policy and International Affairs: None 

OPLA/OPQA/Others: Fred Guillermety*

At Large Representative (10 positions available): David Andrews, Luther Behringer*, Philip Bonzell*, Alex DeVito*, Ryan Donlon*, Rebecca Eisenberg, Stephan Essex*, Fred Guillermety, Robert Hodge, Kang Hu*, Anne Kozak, Jonathan Kuo, Anand Loharikar*, Catherine Loikith, David Lotter, Emily Morgan*, Jeffrey O’Brien, Keith Raymond, Brandon Rosati, Joshua Schwartz, Holly Thurman, Matthew Troutman, Loan Truong, Shelby Turner, Xi Wang

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

HAPPY HOUR @ THIRSTY LION
1605 WYNKOOP STREET
Wednesday January 10
4:30 – 6:30 PM
 

Have a drink with your coworkers at Union Station.  Find Emily to sign in, or sign up, for your drink ticket.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

PTOS Holiday Happy Hour- ***Silicon Valley***

Name of place: 55 South

Address: 55 S. 1st. San Jose, CA 95113

Date: Tuesday - 12/19/2017

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

 

Members will receive a drink ticket

New Members can sign up at the door.

Come enjoy the holidays with cocktails at a classy bar/lounge

Announcements

Operation Gratitude: Letters to Our Troops!
Please join PTOS and USPTO Military Association (UMA) for a coffee break and letter writing session!

Thank our military and show our support for all their hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

Where: Across from Innovative Grounds (East side of Madison Concourse)

When: December 12th 9:00-10:00 AM*

Light refreshments will be served.

For questions contact: Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov) or

Amber Ostrup (UMA@uspto.gov)

*If you are unable to make the coffee break, but would still like to write a letter or two please contact us and we will make it happen for you.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS presents:

 

Biergarten on Lamar

German beer garden serving beer, sausages and sandwiches

 

 

Happy Hour  5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 12

 

-one free drink for members

-new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

For more information contact Xi Wang at xi.wang@uspto.gov

Announcements

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

"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee 

“Beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonialization and ending many decades
later in 1989, Pachinko is the epic saga of a Korean family told over four generations.
The family’s story starts with Hoonie, a young Korean man born with physical deformities,
but whose destiny comes from his inner strength and kindness. Hoonie’s daughter, rather
than bring shame on her family, leaves their homeland for Japan, where her children and
grandchildren will be born and raised; yet prejudice against their Korean heritage will
prevent them from ever feeling at home. In Pachinko, Min Jin Lee says much about success
and suffering, prejudice and tradition, but the novel never bogs down and only becomes
richer, like a sauce left simmering hour after hour. Lee’s exceptional story of one family
is the story of many of the world’s people. They ask only for the chance to belong somewhere
and to be judged by their hearts and actions rather than by ideas of blood traits and bad
seeds.” --Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review


January 16, 2018 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 7D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

2018 Call for Nominations

The Patent and Trademark Office Society Election Committee will be accepting nominations for candidates seeking to serve on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS as an officer or a representative.

 

Nominating petitions will be available and accepted by the Election Committee from November 27 – December 15, 2017

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

Technology Center Representatives: Two (2) from each TC (1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700) for a total of sixteen (16)

At-large Representatives – 10

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM Representative – 1

PTAB Representative – 1

Trademarks Representatives – 2

Director’s Office/OGC/Policy and International Affairs – 1

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified - 1

 

Interested parties should visit the Election Committee section of the P.T.O.S. website

(http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2018_election.html) to obtain a nominating petition, and for additional information regarding electronic submission of petitions. Completed nominating petitions may be emailed to robert.fuller@uspto.gov or hand-delivered to one of the locations listed below by 3:00PM on December 15, 2017.

 

Robert Fuller                      x2-6300                KNX 2C05

Renee Luebke                   x2-2009                JEF 10A11

 

Voting will take place from January 9-11, 2018.  Voting will take place online via the PTOS e-vote system.

Announcements

PTOS

HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR

AT GORDON BIERSCH

 

December 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

900 F St NW Washington, DC 20004

 

One Block from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro

 

Limited Amount of Free drinks and light appetizers for PTOS members

 

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee Contact Robert Hodge, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or David Lotter with Questions

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS Holiday party

Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake Street
Thursday, December 7, 4-7pm


Let's toast to a happy new year and a good ski season at Blake Street Tavern!  Sign in, or sign up, with Emily for your drink ticket.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

Nutcracker Holiday Reception and Performance at the Embassy of Russia

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. Washington DC


On December 18, 1892, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Ballet premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg Russia.  Tonight, you will enjoy highlights of this famous work of art and many other Russian traditions in a special evening at the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

The holiday season arrives and tonight, we combine it with the majesty of Moscow and the charm of St. Petersburg when it comes alive in one of the largest and lavish embassies in Washington D.C.
Tonight, ring celebrate the holidays on Russian soil without ever getting on a plane as we you bring the Russian food, drink, live music, dance, diplomats, art  - and a special appearance by Russia’s Santa Claus – otherwise known as Father Frost!

Portions for tonight’s proceeds will benefit Podari.Life and their fight against childhood cancer. (See below and http://www.podari.life/)

Featuring:

1)     RUSSIAN FOOD: 
With several dishes being prepared directly from the embassy’s chefs, we will experience exquisite Russian delicacies as found in some of the finest restaurants and cafes in all of St. Petersburg.  Be on the looking for post diner Russian chocolates and other holiday treats! 

2) RUSSIAN BAR INCLUDING VODKA:

Partake in a full evening of an open bar consisting of the of the finest regional wines and beers found throughout Russia!  Includes a tasting of multiple brands of Russian vodka! 

3)  DIPLOMATIC GREETING:
 Hear from diplomats and mingle with members of the embassy.

4)  LIVE NUTCRACKER AND HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE:
Taking place in the Grand Ballroom, tonight we will present you with several opportunities to enjoy the music, dance and other holiday traditions commonly found in the smallest towns and largest cities throughout all of Russia.
     (A)   “The Nutcracker”
Tonight, in a special performance, we will experience the talents of the Kirov Academy of Ballet (DC) in an exclusive rendition of “The Nutcracker”!    Retelling the story of Clara and her present from Drosselmeyer her godfather - a beautiful and magical nutcracker.  During the story, when the entire household went to sleep, her nutcracker came alive and brought to Clara a magical world of dance!  We will marvel at 30 minutes of highlights during their special performance.
    (B)    Father Frost:
Tonight, meet Ded Moroz – otherwise known as Father Frost – as well as his granddaughter Snow Maiden. They will perform a special musical performance as we learn their story and important to Russian children during the holiday season
      (C)    Russian Caroling:

A special group of Russian carolers will entertain us with the music and tunes heard for centuries on the snow filled streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

5)     CHARITY:
Proceeds of every ticket goes to benefit Podari.Life. Podari.Life is the sister charity to the Russia-based "Podari Zhizn" and UK-based "Gift of Life".  This public charity based in Russia's capital city of Moscow, provides medications and medical equipment to many hospitals in Russia, promotes and organizes blood drives and develops volunteer networks countrywide.  For more information, visit http://www.podari.life/about-us/ .
 

Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

PRICE:  $65 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Dec 1st @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

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

Dress code: Business Attire. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited


Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

PAINT & WINE

Where: The Shoe

Date:     November 30, 2017 (Thursday)

Time:     4pm – 6pm

 

Come and bring your artistic talent to create a master piece of your own to keep or gift away during this holiday season.  

Actually picture is TBD and will be California themed.

 

For PTOS members only, non-members can sign up at event.

 

Click on the link below to sign up.   Space are limited.  First come first serve.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uSPkHK-pYE7Unoh8Hfk9xCJAa-pinKA3TpuunFEN7wA/edit?ts=59fbaa67

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong or Katelin Kloberg.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2018 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR Pittsburgh, PA May 13-18, 2018

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.

Detailed information and an application form to be a JUDGE at this year’s INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html
Additional forms are 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 12, 2018

The categories for which judges will be selected are:
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 Award winner, and several First Place award winners from over 1700 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

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Hard Rock Café

2211 N Houston St

Dallas, TX 75219

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Thursday, November 9th

 

 

- one free drink for members

-  new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy hour at

BISTRO EIGHTEEN90

Monday

November 20th 2017

5-7 PM

Inside the Holiday Inn

2460 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA.

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Please contact Rob Hodge -x22097 with any questions.

Announcements

PTOS - DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, November 9th - 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.

 

Contact David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Centennial Giveaway!
Commemorate the PTOS 100 year anniversary with a portfolio, umbrella, or fleece blanket!

Fill out the following form to pick your giveaway (one item per member).

https://goo.gl/forms/tzBxo76BI3OZYH7r1

Item selection deadline is December 1, 2017.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Eisenberg (0-5879)

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Fall Sweep Collection Drive Wednesday November 8th, 2017:

 

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some Fall cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Spring Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Wednesday November 8th, 2017, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

 

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

 

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

Direct questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/

 

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

The Crafty Irishman

1800 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, Oct 30th

 

- one free drink for members

- new members can sign-up at the event

 

For more information contact: joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

November Happy Hour

Great Divide 
2201 Arapahoe Street
Wednesday, November 8
5-7 pm
 
Take a quick 4 block walk for a drink with our fellow coworkers.  PTOS members receive a free drink, sign up available at the brewery!

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x7-4387

Announcements

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

"A Brave Vessel" by Hobson Woodward 

“Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter of the past that offers a window on the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works. In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail for the New World aboard the Sea Venture, only to wreck on the shores of Bermuda. Strachey's meticulous account of the tragedy, the castaways' time in Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown, remains among the most vivid writings of the early colonial period. Though Strachey had literary aspirations, only in the hands of another William would his tale make history as The Tempest-a fascinating connection across time and literature that Hobson Woodward brings vividly to life” (Amazon).

November 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 3D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

PTOS -DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, October 26th – 4:00pm –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 David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions. david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements
PTOS Happy Hour Port City Brewing Co.
October 23rd
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.

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh.


Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

GAMES and WHINES night

Where: Academy room

Date:     October 24, 2017 (Tuesday)

Time:     4pm – 7pm

 

Come join us in a fun night with karaoke, video games, card games, and nerf games.

Plenty of wine and beer for PTOS members;

non-members can sign up at event.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo or Eric Yoon

 

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Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

GREAT AMERICA HAUNT

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

https://www.cagreatamerica.com/play/haunt

 

General Ticket and Parking is valid for

Friday-Sunday

Sept 22-Oct 29

7pm-1am

 

Members             $20

Non-Members    $35

 

Join the PTO group on Friday Oct. 27 (7pm) at the carousel,

or spend frightening times with your friend and family on any available days.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong or Jonathan Kuo

Announcements

PTOS DISTILLERY TOUR

 

Join PTOS for a tour and tasting of locally crafted spirits at One Eight Distilling

 

When:  Friday, November 17, 2017 6pm

Where: One Eight Distilling

                1135 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

                (Nearest Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U on the Red Line)

Details: $25 per person, which includes a private tour of the distillery, a tasting of 3 spirits, and a cocktail from the distillery’s bar.

Must be a PTOS Member to attend.

 

If you are interested, you must register for the event by Friday, November 10.

 

To confirm your spot, email Catherine Kelly at Catherine.Kelly@USPTO.GOV.  Payment is due to reserve your spot

 

Please direct any questions to Catherine Kelly at Catherine.Kelly@USPTO.GOV or 571-270-3660.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS Woodworking Event

Wednesday, November 15, 5 - 7pm

$30 Woodworking Project

Come make holiday presents with PTOS at I Made It Workshop! Choose from an all hardwood cutting board (12 in x 16 in), wine rack, or Colorado state flag. Each are $30 to PTOS members. Every attendee gets a sweet PTOS apron! Please RSVP by paying Emily by noon on November 1. Please choose a project at this time. Space limited to 25 attendees.

I Made It Workshop is at 617 22nd Street.

Post woodworking drinks at Woods Boss Brewing across the street.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

PTOS, APANET, WiSE, SPECO invite all to join us for a Halloween Movie Night & Children’s Costume Contest!

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, outside of the USPTO Alexandria campus, at Dulany Gardens (rain location: Madison Auditorium)

6:15 PM – Costume Contest for children under age 10

6:30 PM – Movie featuring Lego Batman

 

-Feel free to bring along a picnic dinner to enjoy during the event. -Light refreshments will be available to PTOS, APANET, WiSE, & SPECO Members while supplies last.

 

For more info, contact:

PTOS - Robert Hodge

PTOS - Seahvosh Nikmanesh

 

APANET - Angela Nguyen

APANET - Aimee Li

 

WiSE – Elizabeth Dougherty

WiSE -  Judy Grundy

 

SPECO-Peter-Anthony Pappas

SPECO-Elizabeth Dougherty

Announcements

Dallas Fiscal Year Celebration!

 

Kung Fu Saloon

2911 Routh Street

Dallas, TX 75201

 

5 – 7 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

Gaming, Asian-themed food & a Skee-ball tournament!

 Win a trophy and bragging rights for the next year!

Come let off the stress of the old fiscal year and welcome the new one!

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

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

 

For information contact: joseph.finan@uspto.gov or

luther.behringer2@uspto.gov

Announcements

October 4 – A 1 hour PTOS film event

Discovering Short Movies

Learn about the process of making short films from 2 talented film makers

Julia Myers and Day Al-Mohamed are showing two historical shorts exploring the perceptions of disability during the Civil War.

There will be two 20 minute shorts and a Q&A

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm

Jefferson Conference Room (1st floor just past security)

Admission is free. 

Contact: David Lotter for a detailed flyer about the movies and/or questions.

Announcements

This event has been ***CANCELLED***

PTOS Happy Hour

San Antonio Bar & Grill

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

4-7 PM

 

 

Announcements

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Ambassador

When: Thur, Sept 28, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2109 E Street NW, Wash D.C.

Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Join the ambassador and his diplomats with your fellow Young Professionals as we step onto foreign soil to sample a country rich in culture and history.

Meet the ambassador from Bosnia Herzegovina, His Excellency Haris Hrle. He will personally welcome you to the embassy and provide a special greeting about his country and what it has to offer.

Featuring:  Meeting the Ambassador
  Enjoy a heavy buffet of native Bosnian Herzegovinian food
  Enjoy a sampling of traditional Bosnian drinks

  Bosnian Sudjuk [smoked sausage] and cheese

  Bosanske lepinje punjene mladim sirom
  Bosnian bread stuffed w/soft cheese

  Burek
  Fillo pastry stuffed w/ground Beef

  Pita Krompirusa
  Traditional Bosnian Pie with Potatoes

  Jagnjeci Raznjici-LambKebab

  Cvapcici—Ajvar
  Ground Beef petit sausage Grilled and served w/roasted red peppers

  File od pastrmke na grilu sa limunom I persunom
  Grilled Trout fillets with lemon and Parsley

  Zapeceni Patlidjan
  Roasted Eggplant baked with eggs and Heavy Cream

  Salata od Zutih Mahuna sa belim grahom I paradajzom
  Yellow string Beans, White Beans, sliced Tomato Salad

  Dessert:
  Baklava--Tufahije

  Drinks: Enjoy a sampling of traditional Bosnian Herzegovinian libations including wine, beer, and other non alcoholic drinks


Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingstodoDC.
tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

PRICE:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by Sept 26th @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu or Anand Loharikar, more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

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

Dress code: Business Attire. Casual wear, jeans or sneakers prohibited

Announcements

PTOS Happy New Fiscal Year

 

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

Madison Auditorium

 

During the Happy Hour there will be a showing of a movie.

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

This event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee.

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

Announcements

Kids and Chemistry Information Sessions

Please join us for coffee and to learn more about Kids and Chemistry.
Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help children learn more about science.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 3D44)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 8D44)

No experience necessary.
PTOS Membership Required
Other time available with prior SPE approval.

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chairs: Curtis.Mayes@uspto.gov or Susannah.Chung@uspto.gov.

Announcements

Kids and Chemistry Information Sessions

Please join us for coffee and to learn more about Kids and Chemistry.
Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help children learn more about science.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 3D44)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1-2pm (Remsen 8D44)

No experience necessary.
PTOS Membership Required
Other time available with prior SPE approval.

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chairs: Curtis.Mayes@uspto.gov or Susannah.Chung@uspto.gov.

Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS Financial Planning & Insurance Talks Series

 

Talk #5: 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 you MAXIMIZE your financial situation and MINIMIZE taxes. We’ll also discuss the role that FEGLI plays into your insurance strategy.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:30-12:30, Remsen Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345,

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

 

Closed Caption:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3387484

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

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

-For questions about these “Talks”, please contact Angela Nguyen, Robert Morlan, and Aimee Li.

-To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

 

 

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Tutta's Pizza

1623 Main St #102

Dallas, TX 75201

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, September 18th

 

- one free drink for members

- you can sign up for membership at the event

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS - DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

When: Monday, September 18th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Where: Atwater Brewery

237 Joseph Campau Ave

Detroit, MI 48207

 

All are welcome to attend! One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

PTOS End of Fiscal Year Event

Geeks Who Drink Trivia
October 12, 5 -7:30pm
14th Floor Conference Room

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 get teams together. 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.

Please RSVP to Emily Morgan by noon, October 11, 303-297-4387.

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Hard Times Café

1404 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Thursday September 7, 2017 from 5:15-7:30 pm

Limited Amount of Free drinks for PTOS members

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

This Event is Sponsored by the PTOS Social Committee

For Information Contact: Rebecca.Eisenberg@Uspto.gov

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour ***Silicon Valley Office***

Name of place: McCormick & Schmick’s

Address: 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Date: 9/7/2017

Time: 4pm -7pm

 

Come celebrate the coming fiscal year end and send your congrats those who pass,

especially the recent graduates in the fourth academy class.

 

Members will receive a drink & food ticket off the HH menu

New Members can sign up at the door.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong and Jonathan Kuo.

 

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents:

Master of Science in Law

University of Maryland

Francis King Carey School of Law

 

UMD’s MSL programs include:

In College Park: Patent Law, Environmental Law and Health Care Law

Online: Cybersecurity Law and Homeland Security & Crisis Management Law

 

U. of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a member of OPM Federal Educational Alliance and offers a FEDEM Grant (10% discount on tuition) to federal employees, and/or their spouses, who are admitted and enroll in the MSL program.

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Noon-1pm in Remsen 5D44

 

Lunch will be provided.

If you plan attend in person, please arrive early and register by October 3rd for the event using the link: www.ptos.org/reservations so we can have a head count for lunch.  (Maximum of 25 people.)

If you plan to attend remotely, please register in advance using the link:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e387a99898f1c1ffbfe52981bfb32f44a

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Announcements

PTOS Fall 2017 Scramble
 
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Front Royal, VA

Thursday, October 5th, 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start 
$75/player* Tournament Fee:
• Unlimited Golf
• Cart for tournament
• Captain’s Choice Scramble
• Free Beverages
• Golfer’s banquet
• Team & individual prizes
• PTOS Gift

To Register:
Contact:
 
Brandon Rosati at 571-270-3536
Brandon.Rosati@uspto.gov;
 
Matthew Troutman at 571-270-3654,
Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov
 
Register by September 27th
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.

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)
Rebecca Eisenberg (RND 7D13)
Larry Sternbane (REM 3D15)
Stephan Essex (REM 6C89)
Susan McFadden (KNOX 8C15)
Jeff O’Brien (KNOX 10C19)
Renee Luebke (JEFF 10A11)
Seah Nikmanesh (JEFF 7A49)
Tarun Sinha (JEFF 8D58)
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.


To learn more about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

For AMC ticket terms, see: https://www.amctheatres.com/exchange-tickets-terms

For Regal ticket terms see: https://corporateboxoffice.com/terms-conditions/

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)
Rebecca Eisenberg (RND 7D13)
Larry Sternbane (REM 3D15)
Stephan Essex (REM 6C89)
Susan McFadden (KNOX 8C15)
Jeff O’Brien (KNOX 10C19)
Renee Luebke (JEFF 10A11)
Seah Nikmanesh (JEFF 7A49)
Tarun Sinha (JEFF 8D58)
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.


To learn more about PTOS or to join, visit www.PTOS.org.

For AMC ticket terms, see: https://www.amctheatres.com/exchange-tickets-terms

For Regal ticket terms see: https://corporateboxoffice.com/terms-conditions/

Announcements

PTOS Detroit Ice Cream Social!

 

When:               Monday, August 21, 2:00-3:00 PM

Where:             Out on the Riverwalk so we can watch the height of the ECLIPSE!

What:               Ice cream treats for PTOS Members, while supplies last.                                                       

Bring your own eclipse viewing devices!

                        We will have 80% obscuration at the peak of the eclipse at around 2:27 PM!

 

Contact Victoria Shumate with any questions or to sign up in advance: victoria.shumate@uspto.gov. Non-members can sign up at the event.

Announcements

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

"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue

“As the story progresses, the plot, which is premised on a class divide, unfolds to ­reveal many more fissures crackling beneath the surface — immigration proceedings don’t go well, marriages falter, friendships fail, children stray. There are a lot of spinning plates, and Mbue balances them skillfully, keeping ­everything in motion. Even more impressive is the vitality that gleams through the film of gloom as the story becomes less about what happens to the Jongas than about their efforts to make peace with their fate, whatever and wherever it might be"- CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZ (New York Times, 9/1/16)

 

October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 3D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

Updated: Location/Date/Time Change (*Event was rescheduled from July 18 to July 27 and finally to 8/22.)

PTOS Financial & Insurance Talk #4:  ResponsAbility & PTOS hosts “Learn about 529 ABLE savings plans for disability-related expenses

 

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALK #4

 

Tues., Aug. 22, from 12-1 PM       (*Event was rescheduled from July 18 to July 27 and finally to 8/22.)

Randolph Conference Center

Web-ex: https://goo.gl/DHNfmZ

 

Do you have a disability or care for someone with a disability? Want to learn more about a powerful new investment vehicle to help families and individuals pay for disability-related expenses? On Aug. 22, from 12-1 PM, a representative from Virginia’s ABLEnow program will give a presentation on 529 ABLE accounts. These accounts provide tax-free earnings that qualified people with disabilities can use to pay for short- and long-term disability needs. They work similarly to 529 college savings accounts.

 

In addition to helping you save, money put toward 529 Able accounts does not count toward the savings and assets ceiling that Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income requires. Funds can be used for a range of needs such as housing (including mortgage payments), health care, transportation, and education. The accounts are made possible by the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act signed into law in 2014.

 

The hour-long event will be held in the Randolph Conference Center and online, via WebEx (https://goo.gl/DHNfmZ). Before you go, visit the ABLE National Resource Center so you can come prepared with your questions. Also, read “A Closer Look at 529 Able Accounts” in the New York Times.

 

This event is sponsored by ResponsAbility, the USPTO’s affinity group for disability awareness and action and the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS) and is part of the PTOS financial seminar series. For more information, contact Alex Camarota or Angela Nguyen.

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour @ Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, August 9th 2017 4-7 PM

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

Contact: Dave Lotter

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

PTOS August Happy Hour

Jagged Mountain
1139 20TH STREET
Thursday, August 10
4:30 – 5:30 PM
 
Come grab a drink at Jagged Mountain with your coworkers.  All are welcome, members receive a drink ticket.  Become a member at Jagged Mountain and get a free beer!

 For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education

Recent Developments in Ethics 2017

Even more ways practitioners and non-practitioners have gotten into trouble

Elizabeth Francis & Melinda DeAtley

Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

Andy Roberts, Office of Enrollment and Discipline

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1pm – 2pm

Randolph Conference Center

 

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

 

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0fc4ff19c95122aa833ddbd8add00af3

 

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 presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Free Ice Cream and Frisbees
 
PTOS MEMBERS ONLY
AUGUST 9, 2 – 2:30 PM
 
 
Come to the 15th floor pantry for free ice cream!
The first 25 attendees get a PTOS Frisbee.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387

 

Announcements

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Silicon Valley Ice Cream Social

2nd Floor Pantry

Aug 2, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm

 

Come mingle and enjoy an ice cold treat.

One ice cream per member, while supplies last.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong, Patrick Marinelli or Jonathan Kuo.

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Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Tutta's Pizza

1623 Main St #102

Dallas, TX 75201

 

Happy Hour

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Monday, July 31st

 

- one free drink for members

- new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS HAPPY HOUR – Punch Bowl Social

Thursday, July 27th - 4:30pm-7:00pm

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.

For more information contact: kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov or victoria.shumate@uspto.gov

Announcements
Alexandria: Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!
Wednesday, August 9th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ice Cream carts 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
-For USPTO employees interested in joining PTOS, membership forms will be available at the Ice Cream carts or can be downloaded and filled out in advance at www.ptos.org
-Contractors can sign up for Associate Membership at
http://jptos.org/cgi-bin/new_membership.cgi and bring their email receipt to receive ice cream
Announcements

PTOS HAPPY HOUR! SUNDAY IN SAIGON!

July Happy Hour

Sunday In Saigon

682 N St Asaph St

Wednesday, July 26

5-7pm

Members receive a drink ticket while supplies last!

Direct any questions to:

Davoud.Zand@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

Saturday Afternoon at the Embassy of Benin with the Ambassador

When: Sat, July 22, 2017 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Where: Embassy of Benin
2124 Kalorama Ave, NW

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

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Journey into the heart of Africa as we experience the mysteries and the culture of Benin!

Step onto foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District for a multi-faceted unique Saturday Afternoon.  Join your fellow young professionals for a special day of native food, drinks, music, cultural dancing, fashion, diplomats, film, and more!

Featuring:
Food from Benin
Benin Bar (Open Bar)
Special Musical and Dance Presentation from Benin
Diplomatic Greeting from Ambassador Hector Posset
Benin Art
Benin Cultural Film
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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:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Smart Casual. Jeans, shorts or sneakers, or plain/design tee shirts are not acceptable.

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 July 20th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

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)

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Croatia

When: Thu, July 27, 2017 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: Embassy of Croatia
2343 Massachusetts Ave, NW

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

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One of the most beautiful hidden treasures is hitting the world scene again. Step onto foreign soil and experience a land of beauty, culture, charm, majesty and much more at a very special evening at the Embassy of Croatia.

Featuring:
Croatian Dinner
Croatian Wines & Bar
Croatian Music with Croatian Instruments
Diplomatic Greeting
Croatia Film
Croatia Art
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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:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Business Attire

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 July 25th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

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)


Announcements

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

"Five Days at Memorial" by Sheri Fink

“Five Days at Memorial is Sheri Fink’s elaborately researched chronicle of life, death, and the choices in between at a New Orleans hospital immediately following Hurricane Katrina. What’s important, it slowly emerges, is that despite Fink’s painstaking re-creation based on five hundred interviews and mountains of documents—we weren’t there. We cannot know. Fink, under the guise of third-person journalistic objectivity, drives us towards a kind of uncertainty so great that it’s revelatory. There are conclusions to be drawn from Fink’s collection of dilemmas. She seems to indicate that she believes “a crime had occurred.” The scope of that crime—not just a legal trespass but a moral and ethical one as well—is the true subject of this book. This isn’t just a policy brief ornamented with characters. It is, like all great journalism, a document unto itself, an artifact of what we thought about “life and death” issues in the early twenty-first century.”—Jeff Sharlet


August 8, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 3D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

Place:    San Jose Museum of Art

110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95110

Time:     July 20, 2017

7:00 to 10:00 PM

 

Members: $2

Non-Members: $10

Tickets are limited to reserve yours before July 15, 2017.

 

Description:

Come to this cultural happy hour and enjoy ArtRage (Liquid Assets)

Cocktails, live entertainment, and creative fun presented by SJMA in partnership with Sangam Arts.

Inspired by the influence of the wave of immigrants from all over the world that have made Silicon Valley their home,

Sangam Arts presents cultural “mashups” that explore the ties that bind us all together.

 

For more info see http://sjmusart.org/event/artrage-liquid-assets

 

Contact Loan Truong or Andrew Polay Andrew.polay@uspto.gov for more information.

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS

Midwest Regional Office 5th Anniversary Employee Appreciation Luncheon

 

Who: All Regional Office Employees and Hotellers in the area!

What: Bucharest Shawarma or Pizza

When: Thursday, July 13, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Where: Training Lab (RPL 2061)

Why: Employee and Staff 5 Year Celebration!

 

Please RSVP by close of business on Tuesday, July 11th.

Contact David Posigian at david.posigian@uspto.gov to RSVP, or if you have any questions.

PTOS is sponsoring all PTOS members in attendance, as well as any new members who sign up during the luncheon.

 

Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALK #3

 

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALK SERIES

 

Talk #3: Picking up the Pieces:
A Divorcee’s Guide to Financial Freedom


Divorce is one of the most difficult transitions an individual can face. Whether you’re contemplating, are in the middle of, or have gone through a divorce, the process can be emotionally & financially draining. In this workshop, we will review action steps to take during each stage of divorce:

* Before a Divorce
* During a Divorce
* After a Divorce

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:30-12:30, Randolph Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

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

 

Closed Captions:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3315108

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

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

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

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

PTOS Paint and Sip Event

What:    Paint a tribute to one of our founding fathers and first patent examiner Thomas Jefferson!  Enjoy a beverage and light appetizers while socializing and creating your masterpiece.  ALL skill levels welcome!!!

When:   Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5-7pm*

Where:  Monet Gogh Sip, 300 North Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Price:     $32/PTOS member and $37/non-PTOS member

 

*In order to participate, tickets must be reserved online at http://ptos.org/reservations/ All reservations must be received and PAID for by August 3rd, 2017, cash and check payments made out to PTOS can be given to David Lotter in Jefferson 4A44, extension 0-7422

 

Payments can be made using PayPal**, Cash***, or a Check*** made payable to PTOS.

 

**a service fee applies for the use of PayPal

***payment using cash or checks do not incur a fee although one will show up online

 

Please direct general event questions to Tonia Dollinger at extension 2-4170 or Tonia.Dollinger@uspto.gov
Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE****

Unser Karting
Monday, July 24
3:30 – 6 pm
$40 for three races
 

After count deadline, meet at 3:30 in the first floor lobby to carpool to Unser Karting.  We expect to start at 4pm, and race for about 2 hours.   No other time available, please use flex time.  Please wear closed toed shoes.  Please RSVP by paying Emily by noon on July 14. 

 


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

PTOS Third Quarter

Happy Hour

 

June 26th 2017

5-8 PM

 

Madison Auditorium

Alexandria, VA.

 

Come take a break to celebrate the end of the 3rd Quarter!

Pizza and beverages while supplies last.

 

For PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Please bring your PTOS membership card for easy admittance.

 

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Robert Hodge, or Dave Lotter in the event of any questions. 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

4th of JULY FIREWORKs with the SF SYMPHONY

 

Date:     Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Time:     5:00 pm till close

Place:    Shoreline Amphitheatre

1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043

 

Doors open at 5pm with games and activities for family fun follow by the spectacular 4th of July fireworks at 9:15pm.   The San Francisco Symphony will feature classic hit songs such as: Piece of my heart, somebody to love, Happy together, California dreaming, and much more….

 

http://www.mountainviewamphitheater.com/events/san-francisco-symphony-edwin-outwater-4th-of-july-fireworks-spectacular/#.WUBXB_7rvDA

 

Lawn ticket prices

Members:            $5

Non-members:  $13.50

To sign up or questions, please contact Loan Truong or Basil Ma

 

Carpool (free parking): TBD

Self Parking fee is an additional $10

 

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Helpful Tips to get to Shoreline Amphitheatre

·        Access available from the Steven Creek Trail and Permanente Creek Trail

·        Supervised bike parking for this event will be provided

·        Trail hours will be extended to allow public access after the event to walk or ride home.

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Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

Kid Friendly Event!

Lego Movie @ Red Rocks

Monday, July 17
starting at 6:30 pm
 
Kids are welcome to join as we watch The Lego Movie at Red Rocks.  Doors open at 6:30pm, band begins at 7pm, movie starts at dusk.  You can bring your own picnic into the ampitheater, see redrocksonline.com for details.  PTOS members are $5, any non-member is $10.  Please reserve your spot(s) by paying Emily by noon on July 11.


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

July Happy Hour
Park Burger
2615 Walnut Street
Wednesday, July 12
5 - 7 pm

 
Come enjoy the outdoor patio at Park Burger!  Members receive a drink ticket. 


For more info, ask Emily Morgan (303-297-4387)

Announcements

DETROIT PTOS HAPPY HOUR

***UPDATED*** TO Tuesday, June 27th ‐ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Atwater Brewery ‐ 237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

All are welcome to attend! Stick around for Quizzo Trivia starting at 7:00pm.

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non‐members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Hard Rock Café

2211 N Houston St

Dallas, TX 75219

 

Happy Hour

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday, June 26th

 

 

- one free drink for members

-  new members can sign-up on location and get one free drink on the spot!

 

 

For more information contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour- ***Silicon Valley***

Name of place: The Fountainhead Bar

Address: 387 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113

Date: 6/8/2017

Time: 4-6 PM

 

Members will receive a drink ticket

New Members can sign up at the door.

Come hang out at SoFA Market with your fellow patent office workmates; you know it’s good to get out more…

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Kuo.

Announcements

PTOS HAPPY HOUR!

PORT CITY BREWING COMPANY!

June 5th from 5pm to 7pm

 

Port City Brewery

3950 Wheeler Ave, 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

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Joseph Greenlund in the event of any questions.

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Rockies v Giants
June 15, 6:40pm @ Coors Field
Pregame @ Jackson’s, 1520 20th St

Upper Infield seats $10 for members, $16 for guests.  Meet at Jackson’s for happy hour in order to walk in with the group.  PTOS members receive one beer in Coors Field upon entrance with the group. 
Please pay Emily by noon, June 9.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387 

 

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

June Happy Hour
 
Tap XIV
1920 BLAKE ST
Thursday, June 8
5-7 PM
 
Come have a drink with the TC2800 SEE trip folks at Tap 14.  Please enter door that says “Hayter’s”, and go up the stairs on the left.  We will be on the rooftop patio.  Members receive a drink ticket. 

 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387

Announcements

Abner Doubleday Softball League

 

Interested in playing softball in the PTOS co-ed softball league?

 

All USPTO Employees WELCOME

 

Weeknight Games at LOCAL Fields

 

Open to Teams* and Individuals

 

The ABNER DOUBLEDAY SOFTBALL LEAGUE is a co-ed softball league affiliated with the PTOS and open to members of the Patent and 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, we are usually able to accommodate all individuals interested in playing.

 

Please contact Mark Ruthkosky by email or see the league website:

 

http://www.ptos.org/committees/ptos_athletics/softball_league.html

 

Announcements

Date:   Saturday, July 15th  at 11:00 am
Location:    20315 Commonwealth Center Drive
Ashburn, Virginia  (on Route 7)
Cost:   $55/person  (includes 2 flights) 
must be prepaid by July 5, 2017

Cash/check payment accepted by and further questions can be addressed to:
 Scott Long    571-272-9048   scott.long@uspto.gov

Check out:  https://www.iflyworld.com/loudoun/

Online Flight Waiver will be required to participate.  Flight limitations: 3+ years old; less than 300lbs; no pregnant women; no recent back, neck or heart problems; no prior shoulder dislocations.

Announcements

PTOS -DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday, May 30th –5:00pm –7:00pm

Andrews On the Corner -201 Joseph CampauSt, Detroit, MI 48207

 

All are welcome to attend!

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

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

Contact David Posigian if you would like to sign up in advance, or if you have any questions. david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

Law School and LSAT Prep Fair

 

Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, 2017

11am – 1pm

Madison Auditorium

 

Here’s your opportunity to ask questions and get answers related to law school and the LSAT. 

 

The following schools will be at the fair (for at least one of the two days):

American University Washington College of Law

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

George Mason University School of Law

Howard 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

William and Mary School of Law

 

Sponsored in partnership by the PTOS Education Committee and USPTO APANET

Please contact Catherine Loikith, Adam Duda, Shawn Lillemo or Angela Nguyen for further details.

 

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

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

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

"The Mandibles, A Family, 2029-2047" by Lionel Shriver

“Of course, it's fiction. Lionel Shriver's new novel, The Mandibles, chronicles the pressure on a once well-to-do family as they try to survive in the uncertain future. It's 2029; the U.S. economy has tanked, the dollar is worthless, inflation is rampant — and the wall between the U.S. and Mexico is meant to keep impoverished Americans north of the border. The Mandible family loses their fortune after the 2029 crash. They plummet from the relative luxuries of the upper middle class to a small Brooklyn townhouse where four generations of the family must crouch together, enduring a life of hardship, drudgery, and eventually, violence. It's a dystopia with a side of economic theory” (Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR).


June 27, 2017 (Tuesday)
4:30-5:30 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 5D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements
Kids & Chemistry is looking for schools

 

Do you have a 4th or 5th grade student?

Would you like to bring a supplemental STEM program to your child’s school?

 

Kids & Chemistry is an outreach program developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help children learn more about science. 

 

Previous Locations (within a 15 mile radius of the USPTO):         

Canterbury Woods Elementary School (4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003)

Francis Scott Key Elementary School (2300 Key Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201)

 

For more information, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Chair: susannah.chung@uspto.gov or 571-272-6098.

 

No experience necessary.

No other time provided.

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast)

When: Fri, May 19, 2017 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Where: Embassy of the Ivory Coast
2424 Massachusetts Ave, NW

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

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Journey into the heart of Africa as we experience the mysteries and the culture of the Ivory Coast - officially known as Cote d'Ivoire. Step onto foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District for a multifaceted unique Friday evening.  Join your fellow young professionals for a special day of native food, drinks, music, cultural dancing, fashion, diplomats, film, and more!

Featuring:
Cote d'Ivoire Food
Cote d'Ivoire Cocktails (Open Bar)
Special Cote d'Ivoire Musical and Dance Presentation
Diplomatic Greeting
Cote d'Ivoire Art
Cote d'Ivoire Cultural Film
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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:  $40 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Business Attire/ Cocktail Attire. Jacket and tie / cocktail or business attire at a minimum.

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 May 16th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
For more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

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

Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES


Talk #2: Making Investing Less Taxing:

A Beginners Guide to Keeping More of Your Investments

 


It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep! One of the biggest drags on investor performance is taxes.  Come to this presentation to learn:


-How to keep more your investment earnings and pay less taxes
-To Roth, or not to Roth
-How to save for college, tax efficiently
-Other tax efficient vehicles

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:30-11:30, Jefferson Conference Center –Level 1

 

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

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

 

 

Closed Captions:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3260055

 

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

 

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

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

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

Detroit PTOS WEST SIDE Happy Hour!

 

PTOS members in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, etc…we’re coming to YOU!

 

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

15400 Sheldon Road

Northville, MI

Tuesday, May 2, 4-7 PM

 

PTOS Members receive 1 free drink.

New members can sign up at the event!

 

If you have questions, please contact Victoria Shumate at victoria.shumate@uspto.gov or x6-4858.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

May Happy Hour
Stout Street Social
1400 Stout Street
Tuesday, May 9
5-7 pm
 
Come have a drink with the TC2100 SEE trip folks at Stout Street Social.  Members receive a drink ticket.

 
For more info, ask Kristina Deherrera x74237

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

2nd Quarter Karaoke

 

April 28th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Tutta’s Pizza:

1701 N Market St.

 

Come celebrate the end of Q2 with FREE food, drinks, and Karaoke from 5:30 to 8:30 on April 28 @ Tutta’s Pizza.

 

PTOS Members and new sign-ups get 1 free drink.

 

For questions contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

“Tres de Mayo”

San Antonio Bar & Grill

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

4-7 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

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Celebrate World IP Day @ Trademark Bar

2080 Jamieson Ave

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

4-7 PM

One free drink while supplies last

for PTOS members only

Contact: Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Dave Lotter

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

 

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Original Gravity Public House

66 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

May 3rd 2017

4-6 PM

 

Members will receive a drink ticket and be offered Original Gravities’

signature appetizer “Duck Fat Fries” while available.

New Members can sign up at the door.

Original Gravity rotates their beers daily. For the most current selection please visit: http://www.originalgravitypub.com/

 

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Marinelli.

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Announcements

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PTOS Silicon Valley is looking for Judges and Mentors for the Tech Challenge

 

Judging/Mentoring will take place on April 29-30 (Sat & Sun)

Tech Museum of Innovation

201 South Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113

 

Learn more here: The Tech Challenge 2017

Sign up at:  link

 

 

Here are step-by-step instructions to register for the position, day and time that interests you: 

  1. Go to thetechchallengereg.thetech.org/volunteer.aspx Enter the email address you used to register last year and click the “Login”. If this is your first time volunteering for The Tech Challenge, scroll to New Volunteers, click “Register” and enter your information. Please use your work email address to speed registration. Use of your work email may also help The Tech in securing additional donations as your employer may provide a matching donation for your volunteer time. 
  2. The system will return you to the main page. Re-enter your email address and click "Login".
  3. Positions are organized in the following categories: Event Support, Judging, Judging Support and Team Support. Find the category that interests you and click “Show Details” to see the available positions. 
  4. When you’ve found the position, day and time that works best for you, click the green time slot button. Wait 5-10 seconds for the system to save your information. A message will appear at the top of the screen that says “You have been added.”

The Tech Challenge, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, is an annual team design challenge for students in Grades 4-12 that introduces and reinforces the engineering design process with a hands-on project geared toward solving a real-world problem.

 

If interested please contact Namitha Pillai (namitha.pillai@uspto.gov) or Loan Truong (loan.truong@uspto.gov)

Anyone qualified in the above areas, including spouses and friends are invited to judge

 

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Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Thursday, May 18 at 8PM

WHO:   Anyone aged 3+, not pregnant or recently injured, and less than 300lbs may fly.  Kids are welcome!

WHERE: iFLY Denver, 9230 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree (south of Ikea on I-25)

WHEN:  Thursday, May 18 at 8pm

COST:  2 flights- $40 members, $60 non-members
 4 flights- $70 members, $100 non-members

RSVP:  by EOB on MAY 4 to Emily Morgan, x74387

More Info:  Please see www.iflyworld.com for further information, or contact our resident skydiver, Matt Fry.  Non-members may wish to check groupon.  Please arrange your own transportation to iFLY to arrive at, or before, 8pm.  Once signed up, you will be notified when to fill out your waiver online, and to prepay.  Please wear sneakers, pants, and a shirt without a collar to the event.

Announcements

**SILICON VALLEY OFFICE**

 

End of the quarter DANCE OFF

 

California room (aka Academy)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Free for members

$5 for guests of member

 

Come down and learn some Salsa/Line dance moves and enjoy coffee with light snacks.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event

All PTAB Judges, SPEs and Examiners are eligible

 

If you have any questions, please contact Loan Truong or Malcolm Barnes

Announcements

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

PO BOX 2600  ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA  22202

 

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.

•             A basic familiarity with typesetting and vector graphic design, including the software packages LyX and Inkscape.

•             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 April 28, 2017

Announcements

Patent & Trademark Office Society PTOS Centennial Picnic

Sunday, May 21st

12:00-5:00 PM (Food served 12:00-3:30 PM)

Fort Hunt Park, VA

 

Food, Ice Cream Truck for the Centennial, drinks, Black Ops Obstacle Course, Gunsmoke Gallery, Jurassic Adventure, Vertical Rush, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports, and Much more!

In honor of the PTOS Centennial there will be an Ice Cream truck!

 

Tickets MUST be reserved online http://ptos.org/reservations/

Tickets on sale now until COB, May, 12th!! $4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 of members.

People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

Payments can be made through PayPal online (a service fee applies for the use of PayPal)

Cash and Check payments may be made to the following individuals:

(NO service fee applies for cash and check payments)

Rebecca Eisenberg, RND 7D13     Terry Dey, MDW 7D64

Tsung Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73                           Martin Rogers, REM 6B09                           

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49

For Purchases made in person you will receive an email confirmation as your receipt, however a reservation still needs to be made online.

For Purchases made through PayPal you will also receive an email confirmation as your receipt.

Please bring your membership card with barcode for check in.

 

For questions, directions, or more information, contact:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805, Robert Hodge at x22097, or David Lotter at x07422

Announcements

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

"Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson

“September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history--and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devastating personal tragedy.

Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Riveting, powerful, and unbearably suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature” (Amazon).

May 9, 2017 (Tuesday)
12:00-1:00 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV

 

Announcements

The PTOS and USPTOLS present

 

Witherspoon Remembers Judge Giles Sutherland Rich

 

Please join Professor John Witherspoon as he remarks on Judge Rich's life, career and legacy, and how they pertain to present day practices.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1pm – 2pm

Knox 10D45

 

To attend via WebEx, please click the link below to register:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7693fea4bcf64165e20e89703286898c

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov, Miriam at miriam.levin@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

April Happy Hour
Lucky Strike @Denver Pavilions
500 16th Street
Monday, April 17
5-7 pm
 
Come have a drink or join in the bowling after count monday!  PTOS Members receive a drink ticket.  There are ping pong tables and other games available.  Bowling shoes are $4 and games are $2 each for members.  We can organize the lanes at happy hour.  If you know you would like to bowl, please let Emily know by EOB Friday, April 14.

 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x7-4387

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 Rebecca Eisenberg
(Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov; ext. 0-5879)

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 April 19, 2017

 

Announcements

PTOS Centennial Gala

Come celebrate 100 exciting years of the Patent and Trademark Office Society with an evening of food, drink, music and dancing at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
This location was the home of the United States Patent and Trademark Office when PTOS was founded in 1917!

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location:
National Portrait Gallery and
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hors d'Oeuvres
Plated Dinner
Dessert, Coffee Service
Open Bar for duration of the event
Access to portions of the museum during the event

Pricing* starts at:
Early Bird
PTOS Member: $75
Guest: $100

Prices go up after April 30th!

*Must be a PTOS Member to purchase tickets. Limit one member ticket and one guest ticket per PTOS member.

For complete event details and to purchase tickets, please visit:
https://ptoscentennialgala.eventbrite.com

For questions, please contact Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov or Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

Continuing Legal Education

Quasi-Judicial Nature of Patent Examination, Examiner Depositions, and the Critical Duty of Maintaining a Complete Administrative Record

 

William LaMarca & Brian Racilla

Office of the Solicitor, USPTO*

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2pm – 3pm

.

***Alexandria Live Location***

Jefferson Conference Center

.

***Denver Webcast Location***

Live interactive webcast at Room 15.102 (15th Floor Conference Room)

(broadcast from USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria)

 

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

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e62caad19ac08d609ebed7a71914de5bc


On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on May 17th.

 

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 presenter’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Shawn at shawn.lillemo@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

Cidercade

April 17th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Bishop Cider Co.

2777 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75207

www.cidercade.com

 

The Cidercade is an arcade in the Design District with 80+ arcades and 12 ciders on tap. Open 7 days per week.

 

PTOS Members and new sign-ups get 1 free drink.

 

For questions contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Pizza Paradiso

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

4-7 PM

124 King St.

Alexandria, VA

 

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact David Lotter for questions

Announcements

PTOS Spring 2017 Scramble
 
Woodlawn Golf Course
Fort Belvoir Golf Club
Fort Belvoir, VA
(20 minutes from the USPTO!)

Thursday, May 4th, 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 21st
*Driver's License or Passport Infromation needed at time of registration to be able to get into Fort Belvoir for the event.
*Full 4-person teams and payment in full is requested.


Announcements

2017-2018 PTOS FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INSURANCE TALKS SERIES

Talk #1:
BOOM into Retirement: Retirement planning for 50 and 60 year-olds

Are you a baby-boomer considering retirement in the next 5 years?

Are you worried about what life will be like when you turn off your paycheck?

Come join us as we explore all the pieces to your retirement puzzle.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss:

Your retirement vision, the three phases of retirement, your financial fuel, and financial roadblocks and detours.

 

PRESENTATION TIME/LOCATION:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:30-11:30, Jefferson Conference Center – Level 1

 

WebEx for the Presentation:

https://uspto-events2.webex.com/uspto-events2/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2f417cf0bbebef1ab5252f006be98e82

Event number: 641 815 066, Event password: 12345

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

 

Closed Captions:

http://www.captionedtext.com/client/embed.aspx?EventID=3235311

 

Light refreshments will be provided to participants while supplies last.

 

 

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

 

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

 

To learn more about or to join PTOS, please visit www.PTOS.org.

Announcements

6th Annual PTOS Innovation 5k
Twilight Run!!
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Space Race starts at 8:00pm
Innovation 5k starts at 8:15pm
 
To find out more about the .1k Space Race or the Innovation 5k, visit the registration page at www.ptos.org/5k
MUST REGISTER BY 5/1 TO GUARANTEE RECEIVING A RACE T-SHIRT
 
Pricing:
$25 for PTOS Members*
$35 for non-PTOS Members*
 
*$10 Discount Available to USPTO Gym Members!
 Information on the discount code is available at the front desk of the gym or by contacting Matthew Troutman (Matthew.Troutman@uspto.gov) or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov)

Kids 17 & under - $25
Parent & Child Team pricing available.
 
Entry for just the Space Race - $5
(Space Race and 5K registrants have the option to purchase race t-shirts for an additional $12.00 each).

Race packet goodies and free post-race drink for all 5k registrants!
 
For complete race details and to register visit:
www.ptos.org/5k
 
If running is not your thing, you can still be a part of the event by volunteering!
To volunteer or for questions contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Matthew Troutman

Announcements

PTOS and WorkLife to Sponsor Annual Spring Cleaning Collection Drive Tuesday April 18th, 2017:

 

It's that time of year when many of us start to do some Spring cleaning.

 

The USPTO’s Worklife Team and the Patent and Trademark Office Society will host the Annual Spring Cleaning drive to collect furniture, household items, clothing, animal items, nonperishable food items, and eye glasses for various charities.

Items will be accepted on Tuesday, April 18th, outside the south entrance of the Madison Building, along Eisenhower Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (for multiple item drop-off, please drive up and volunteers will help you unload your vehicle).

 

Donations of goods will be accepted on behalf of the following non-profit organizations.

 

• The Salvation Army

• Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

• Arlington Food Assistance Center

• One Sight by Lens Crafters

 

Representatives from these local charities will be on hand to accept your donations and supply receipts.

 

Direct questions to Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov        

For information about the types of goods accepted, contact Tonia Dollinger at 571-272-4170.

For more information about the PTO Worklife Team and other upcoming events, please visit: http://ptoweb/patents/worklife/
Announcements

Detroit PTOS Bowl-A-Rama

 

Garden Bowl “America’s Oldest Bowling Center”

4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Thursday, April 6th –Bowling Begins at 4:30pm

 

Lane Rental and a Drink provided by the PTOS

Free Parking behind the Garden Bowl BEFORE4:30pm

Shoe Rental: $3:00 per PTOS Member

Please try and arrive 15-minutes before bowling to accommodate for shoe rental!

Address: RSVP with David Posigian by Wednesday Apr. 5th david.posigian@uspto.gov

Announcements

Víkingur Ólafsson, Piano Concert at the Icelandic Ambassador's Residence

When: Sun, April 9, 2017 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Where: Residence of the Icelandic Ambassador
2443 Kalorama Rd. NW

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

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“Iceland’s rising star of a pianist” (Sunday Times), Víkingur Ólafsson has been described as “born to play piano” (New York Sun) and praised for his “perfect continuity of thought” (Giornale della musica).

Program: Bach, Glass, Prokofiev, Beethoven

Including wine and reception
Parking available on the street
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Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with EmbassySeries.
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:  $90 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Appropriate for a Piano Concert

Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 31st, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

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

 

Announcements

Men's & Women's College Basketball Bracket Pick'Em

 

Men's Tournament runs March 14th - April 3rd Women's Tournament runs March 17th - April 2nd

 

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) 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 tournament right with Show-Your-Team-Spirit Day on Tuesday, March 14th and Friday, March 17th Wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover or sweatshirt and show your school pride!

Announcements

***DENVER OFFICE***

Happy Hour and Hockey, Wednesday, March 29

Pour House Pub
5:30pm @1435 Market Street

Avalanche vs Capitals
8pm @ Pepsi Center

Come cheer on the Avs as they take on the Capitals!  $30, or $25 for PTOS members.  Please pay Tom Giampaolo or Emily Morgan by March 15.  All are welcome for Happy Hour, PTOS Members receive drink ticket.

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Presents:

 

St. Patty’s Happy Hour

March 17th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

Tutta’s Pizza

1701 N Market St #110, Dallas, TX

 

All Dallas Regional Office Employees invited to come celebrate.

PTOS Members and new sign-ups get 1 free drink.

 

For questions contact Joseph Finan at joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Announcements

Evening at The Embassy of Russia

When: Fri, March 17, 2017 6:45pm to 11:00pm
Where: Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW

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

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The majesty of Moscow and the charm of St. Petersburg opens comes alive in one of the largest and lavish embassies in Washington D.C.

Join us for a special charity event on Russian soil with opera, live music, food, bar and more!

FEATURING:
LIVE RUSSIAN OPERA & MUSICAL PRESENTATION
RUSSIAN BUFFET
RUSSIAN BAR INCLUDING VODKA
DIPLOMATIC GREETING
CHARITY
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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:  $65 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)
DRESS CODE: Semi Formal or Business Attire at a minimum.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Due to enhanced security at Embassy of the Russian Federation, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of Embassy of the Russian Federation

Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 9th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

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

 

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour

Daniel O’Connell’s

March 16th 2017

4-7 PM

112 King Street

Alexandria, VA.

 

We will be located upstairs.  One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

 

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh in the event of any questions. 

Brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee.

Announcements

***SILICON VALLEY OFFICE***

Centennial Members’ Night presents Casino Night

 

California Room (1st floor Academy)

Wednesday March 1, 2017

4:00pm – 8:00 pm

 

As a special thank you to our members, join us for a night of casino games and raffle.

Every member will get a base $500 denominated chip to play and/or cashed in for raffle tickets.

Raffle drawing at the end of the night, must be present to win.

May the odds be with you!

 

PTOS members only, signup is available at the event.

Please bring your PTOS ID for fast entrance.

Food and beverages will be served.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Namitha Pillai or Loan Truong

Announcements

Evening at the Embassy of Chile with the Ambassador

When: Wed, March 15, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Chile
1732 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC


Purchase from: http://ptos.org/reservations/

Tonight, H.E. Ambassador Juan G. Valdes and the diplomats from Chile are proud and excited to officially welcome you to the embassy.  Take in the beauty and excitement of Chile, without ever boarding a plane.

On Wednesday, March 15, step onto foreign soil as we invite you to experience an energetic, culturally magnificent South American nation at the Embassy of Chile.  Through the food, drink, live music, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Chile.

FEATURING:
1) Diplomatic Greeting by the Ambassador
Meet and hear from Ambassador Valdes and other leading Chilean diplomats from the embassy and their staff, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

2) Live Chilean Music
Tonight, we will have the privilege of experiencing the live Chilean musical talents of Mauricio Miranda.  Mauricio, a frequent performer of Chilean folklore and opera, including at the Kennedy Center, will present us with a special rendition of several Chilean songs.  A live (and potentially interactive) dance presentation is included.

3) Chilean Bar
Enjoy a variety of Chilean wines, regional beers and nonalcoholic drinks. 

4) Chilean food
Enjoy a full buffet of native Chilean food
BISTEC A LO POBRE -------------------- Steak and potatoes & fried eggs
PORTOS GRANDOS------------------------ Beans and Corn Stew
POLLO ARVEJADO------------------------ Chicken with Peas
BARROS LUCO -------------------------- Beef and Cheese Sandwich-hot

VEGETARIANS CEVICHES WITH LIME AND MOZZARELLA
ENSALADA CHILEANA
SALSA MARISEAL WITH SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS
CHILEAN BREAD ROLLS PAN AMASADO

RICE PUDDING WITH ORANGE
CREM CARAMEL

5) Chilean Art
Marvel at the special paintings and architecture of this special embassy.

6) Film
A special film highlighting the beauty and culture of Chile will be featured to showcase the beauty of Santiago and all of Chile’s landscapes, the Andes, the people and customs.

Dress code: Business Attire.


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:  $45 per person for members and family (up to 2 ticket total)

Limited to ONE guest per member!  Orders for more than 2 are subject to cancelation! All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by March 9th, @ 5PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to: PTOS, Attn Kang Hu RAN 10B19; Anand Loharikar, KNOX 5B35

Interested in events or volunteering with international committee?
Please contact Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar more info about PTOS, visit www.ptos.org

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

Announcements

PTOS Centennial Members Night

Celebrate 100 years! (1917-2017)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

5:00-8:00pm in the Madison Auditorium

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 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.

 

Appetizers Station

Full Salad Bar, Artisanal bread selection, Proscuitto wrapped figs, cantaloupe balls, and asparagus, Artisanal cheese display, Roasted vegetable platter served chilled, Creamy spinach dip, Meatballs marinated in chef's secret sauce, and Bacon wrapped scallops

 

Entrée Station

Sliced prime rib served with horseradish cream and au-jus, House made chicken Picatta, Lasagna Florentine (Classic spinach lasagna with Alfredo sauce), Thyme and rosemary roasted potatoes, Normandy vegetable medley

 

Dessert Station

Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, Icebox chocolate cake, Vanilla Poundcake

 

* Direct any questions to

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Rob Hodge, or Dave Lotter

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT MEMBERS NIGHT

Thursday, Feb. 23 – Starting at 5:00 p.m.

At The Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211

 

Free, unlimited “Fowling” for PTOS members starting at 5pm

Catering from Amicci's Pizza and a first free drink also provided for members.

RSVP by Noon (12:00pm) on Tuesday Feb. 21.

To RSVP or to join PTOS, contact:

David Posigian (david.posigian@uspto.gov) or Ken Malkowski (kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov)

Announcements

***Denver Office***

PTOS Member's Casino Night
February 23, 4:30-7:30pm
14th Floor conference room

Please bring a coat or blanket donation to Samaritan House for casino play*.  Every member in attendance may use their ticket for the raffle, or may increase their chances with casino play.  Raffle will occur at the end of the evening, must be present to win REI gift cards, Amazon echo, a massage, and more!
Casino night is FREE and for members only, food and beverages included.

*Direct any questions to Emily Morgan, x7-4387

Announcements

PTOS CENTENNIAL MEMBERS NIGHT

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

 

Denver - 2.23.17 - CASINO NIGHT | emily.morgan@uspto.gov

Detroit - 2.23.17 - FOWLING WAREHOUSE | david.posigian@uspto.gov

Alexandria - 2.23.17 - CASINO NIGHT | david.lotter@uspto.gov, seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov, robert.hodge@uspto.gov

Dallas - 2.27.17 - TOP GOLF | joseph.finan@uspto.gov

Silicon Valley - 3.1.17 - CASINO NIGHT | loan.truong@uspto.gov, namitha.pillai@uspto.gov

Announcements

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

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction

“[A] potent, almost hallucinatory novel... It possesses the chilling matter-of-fact power of the slave narratives collected by the Federal Writers’ Project in the 1930s, with echoes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and brush strokes borrowed from Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka and Jonathan Swift…He has told a story essential to our understanding of the American past and the American present.”
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Enjoy listening to an interview of Colson Whitehead by Terry Gross of NPR’s “Fresh Air” which aired August 8, 2016.

March 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
12:00-1:00 PM
REMSEN CONFERENCE ROOM 4D44
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV


Announcements

Volunteers needed for USPTO’s E-Week

February 22, 2017 from 9am – 1pm in Madison Auditorium

 

Sign-up to volunteer for E-Week 2017!

 

Every year the affinity groups PTOS, OEO, OEEOD & USPTO celebrate Engineer’s Week by inviting local school to participate in a science project on the USPTO campus.  This year we are promoting computer science and coding by teaching the students to make games using Raspberry Pis and Makey Makeys.

 

Free lunch provided for all volunteers!

Volunteers of ALL disciplines are encouraged.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email affinitygroups@uspto.gov.

 

Non-production time is not provided.

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2017 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 Regional Fair Sat., March 4th  9:30 am-noon
Arlington, VA (Wakefield HS)

Fairfax County Regional Fair Sat., March 18th 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Fairfax, VA (Robinson HS)

P.G. Community Science Fair Sat., March 18th 8:30 am-noon
Springdale, MD (Charles Herbert Flowers HS)

Richmond Virginia Science Fair Sat., March 11th 9:00 am-noon
Richmond, VA (Huguenot High School HS)

If Interested, Please Contact:
Henry Yu (Fairfax)  henry.yu@uspto.gov   x29779
Chris Dunay (Arlington)  christopher.dunay@uspto.gov x01222
Jiong-Ping Lu (PG)  jiong-ping.lu@uspto.gov  x01135
Joe Saavedra (Richmond)  emilio.saavedra@uspto.gov x05617

 

Anyone qualified in the above areas, including Spouses & Friends, are invited to judge

Announcements

PTOS Pentagon Row Ice Skating

February 8th, 2017
5:00 PM-7:00PM

1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington VA 22202

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating starts at 5p

Parking is available but limited and the cost is NOT included in with your ticket. Closest metro station is Pentagon City Metro Station

happy hour next door at Champps

Tickets Must be reserved Online at http://ptos.org/reservations/

$5 per person  including admission and rental

All reservations must be reserved and PAID for by February 7th 2017 @ 3PM

Cash and Check Payments can be made to the following individuals:
Robert Hodge, MDW 1C25
Kang Hu, RAN 10B19

No limit to number of tickets, enjoy with family and friends

Please direct any questions to: 
Kang Hu Kang.hu@uspto.gov
Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Happy Hour
Champps Kitchen + Bar
Wednesday
February 8th, 2017
4-7 PM
1201 S. Joyce Street C-10
Arlington, VA 22202

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

You can sign up for membership at the event.

Please direct any questions to: 
Kang Hu Kang.hu@uspto.gov
Robert Hodge Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Announcements

****DENVER OFFICE****

February Happy Hour

Range 
918 17th Street
Thursday, February 9th
5-7 pm
 
Take a quick 2 block walk for a drink with our fellow coworkers.  All are welcome, PTOS members receive a drink ticket.

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x7-4387

 

 

Announcements

Volunteer with Kids & Chemistry

Location:             Canterbury Woods Elementary School

                                4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Dates:                   February 10, 2017 (Experiment: Chemistry’s Colorful Glue)

                                March 10, 2017 (Experiment: CO2 to the Rescue)

                                April 21, 2017 (Experiment: Glow it up!)

Time:                    2:50-3:50pm