Announcements

Announcements

 

Dear PTOS Membership:

 

There is a vacancy on the 2022 Board of Directors for the position of TC2800 Representative, for the term ending February 2023.  This email is considered “notice” of the vacancy under Article V, Section 10(b) of the PTOS Constitution.  After 10 business days from the distribution of this email, the Board may vote a recommended member into this position.  The Board must receive a written recommendation signed by 5 active members from the affected area of representation (i.e. TC2800 Representative).  A nomination form for this purpose can be found here: https://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2022_election.html.  Nomination forms should be emailed to both robert.fuller@uspto.gov and thane.underdahl@uspto.gov by Friday, Aug 26th at 3PM Eastern.

Announcements

Career Development Series

As a Volunteer Employee Organization (VEO), PTOS Education Committee presents:

 

Upcoming FREE training for VEO leaders and members, including a three-part series of career development workshops!

 

Part I: Three Ways Hybrid is Shaking Up Career Development and How to Adapt

 

Looking for a post-pandemic roadmap to career advancement while working remotely?

 

Join us August 18, 1:30-2:30 ET, as we discuss the effects of hybrid-first work on career development. From recreating ‘casual collisions’ in the pantry to getting the lighting right in your home office, learn how to be successful in a virtual workplace.

 

Discover:

  • How to get more face time when coming into the office less
  • Why traditional networking doesn’t work in hybrid and what to do instead
  • How to exude confidence on-screen for big presentations and interviews, even if you’re an introvert

 

RSVP Today. All sessions are hosted virtually and will be recorded. So even if you can’t make it, RSVP and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

 

There is No Other Time for this series.

 

If you have questions, please contact:

Amber (from USPTO Talent Acquisition) at amber.beam@uspto.gov or

Cathy (from PTOS Education Committee) at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

Announcements

Charlottesville, VA Happy Hour!

 

Come join us at Kardinal Hall on Friday, August 5 from 5-7!

 

 

722 Preston Ave Charlottesville VA 22902

 

Enjoy a beverage on PTOS!

 

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

 

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

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please do not attend.

 

This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

 

Announcements

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents

 

Ethics for Trademark Attorneys: Lessons from Arguing at the Supreme Court and from Decades of Practice

Presented by John Sommer

August 10, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm ET

 

Trademark attorneys face many ethical issues, some of which are unique to their specialty.  One especially important issue for trademark attorneys is spotting fraudulent applications and deciding what to do about them.  Communications with unrepresented parties and investigators can create ethical issues for trademark attorneys.  Other issues may include prevention of competency problems, supervision of employees, duty of avoid misleading tribunals and civility guidelines.

 

To login to and/or register early for the event, please click the link below.

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaed5e7cde42c9adee4569b22ebd95633

Event number:

2762 124 0365

Event password:

DVcjYmeP

 

One hour of CLE ethics credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.  The Certificate of attendance will be distributed after we receive approval.

 

* There is no Other Time for this event.

 

If you have questions, please contact Cathy Loikith at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society

 

 

Notice of Vacancy

JPTOS Board of Governors

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

All those interested in this position should obtain a

Governor Application Form from Ryan Clark

 

 

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 12:00 PM ET on Thursday August 11th, 2022

ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or (408) 918-7606
Announcements

Village Brauhaus Happy Hour

Address: 710 King St, Alexandria VA 22314

Thursday Aug 11, 2022 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm ET.

 

Members will receive 2 drink tickets, each ticket will be redeemable for one happy hour item:

Ø  Half Liters of Select Biers

Ø  Red, White & Sparkling Wines

Ø  Well Liquor drinks

Ø  Fried Pickles

Ø  Fried Cheese Curds

Ø  Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

Ø  [2 Tickets] Liter of Select Biers

 

Stay after the PTOS happy hour for Village Brauhaus trivia at 7pm

POCs: Stephen.yanchuk@uspto.gov and Shelby.turner1@uspto.gov                           

 

Non-duty time

*Non-Members can sign up for membership at the event

 

[Village Brauhaus Website]

 


Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event. 

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Announcements

PTOS End of Third Quarter Happy Hour

at Crystal City Sports Pub (Third Floor)

· 529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA ·

Monday, August 1st @ 5:30-7:30pm

first-come, first-served appetizers & 1 free drink while supplies last

· for PTOS members only ·

contact: Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

*you can sign up for membership at the event.

Announcements

 

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS TAMPA BAY ROWDIES

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 @ 7:30 PM AT KEYWORTH STADIUM

3201 Roosevelt St., Hamtramck, MI 48212

 

PTOS member price: $5 per ticket

Each ticket includes City Admission to the Grandstand seating around the stadium, outside of the Gold section, and one drink voucher.

Each member is allowed a maximum of two tickets.

 

DEADLINE TO ORDER TICKETS: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd.

Purchase your tickets through PTOS Online reservations

 

Questions about this event: david.posigian@uspto.gov

 

www.detcityfc.com

 

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

 

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

Announcements

PTOS Education Committee and the Office of Patent Training (OPT) proudly present:

13th Annual Law School Fair

July 27, 2022 from 1-3pm EST

 

Are you interested in applying to law school?  Are you curious about the USPTO’s Legal Studies Program or the After Work Education (AWE) Program?  If so, please join us!

 

We will begin with a presentation from Lesley Morris (Program Administrator, Supervisory Patent Examiner Trainer, and Office of Patent Training) followed by a presentation from Cevilla Randle (Enterprise Training Division (ETD) Professional Development Representative, OHR, and After Work Education (AWE) Program).  After Lesley and Cevilla deliver their brief presentations, we’ll begin the presentations from the schools in the following order:

 

American University Washington College of Law

Georgetown University Law Center

Seton Hall University School of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Wayne State University Law School (Should begin by/before 2pm EST)

Webster University

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law

University of Houston Law Center

University of Wisconsin Law School

Lewis & Clark Law School

Santa Clara University School of Law

 

To register in advance and/or to login, please use the WebEx link below.

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e718c81648209ca4098f19b0ebb30005a

Event number:

2761 362 8467

Event password:

Jci2jm33S3

 

Please feel free to contact us with questions:

(1) Cathy Loikith (PTOS) catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or 571-270-7822

(2) Lesley Morris (OPT) lesley.morris@uspto.gov or 571-272-6651

 

* No Other Time is authorized for this event.

Announcements

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents:

Tutorial and Discussion on Blockchain Technologies

July 20, 2022 from 3:30 – 4:30pm EST

 

Please join us for a tutorial and informal discussion on blockchain technologies with Jerry Ma, PTOS member and Director of Emerging Technology at the USPTO.

 

The tutorial will cover introductory topics, such as cryptographic primitives, origination conditions, and double spend, to help provide a working knowledge of how centralized and decentralized blockchain systems operate. The tutorial will be followed by a synopsis of emerging topics in blockchain and intellectual property, with ample time reserved for discussion and Q&A.

 

To join the event and/or register in advance, please use the link below.

Event address for attendees:  https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9d611c08205f8858840cba36706b82eb

Event number:            2762 120 3280

Event password:          MqE5tSRt

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry at jerry.ma@uspto.gov or Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

 

* No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (115 Federal St) – PNC Park Date: July 22, 2022 at 7:05 p.m. ET Activity: Baseball Game – Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates PTOS Price: $25.29 Ticket includes a seat located in section 129 and a $10 food/beverage credit *Note* the ticket price has been negotiated and subsidized for PTOS members Pittsburgh - Baseball Game - July 22 @7:05 - PNC Park, PTOS Online Reservations If you have additional friends/family that would like to join this event, they can purchase tickets at: USPTO Night Out at Pittsburgh Pirates - Miami at Pirates (fevo.com) Non-duty time Event POC: Stephen.Yanchuk@upsto.gov PTOS Hoteling committee POC: Luther.Behringer2@USPTO.GOV ________________________________________ Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO. It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk. Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.
Announcements
Annual Picnic at the Park Great Waves Waterpark Cameron Run Regional Park 4001 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria, VA 22304 SATURDAY AUGUST 6TH, 2022 11AM - 3PM ET BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR A DAY OF OUTDOOR FUN! catered BBQ from brickmakers catering ǀ waterslides, mini-golf & batting cages no alcohol served or allowed within park grounds ǀ veggie burgers available w/ RSVP request ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BY JULY 25TH Cost to Members: $4 Cost to Non-members: $6 Cost for children ages 4 and up: $4 (children 3 and under are free) To register visit: eventbrite link All attendees’ names must be provided with their registration, attendees will check-in at the park entrance to receive wristbands for admittance the day of the event. Contact for any questions: shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or robert.hodge@uspto.gov
Announcements
Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will be visiting the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office during its 10th Anniversary. Please join us on Tuesday, July 12 at the Midwest Regional Office for our 10th Year Recognition event from 11-11:30 a.m. ET and an Examiner Town Hall from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET. The Patent and Trademark Society Office (PTOS) and Midwest Regional WorkLife team will be providing cake, coffee and other refreshments for the events. For more information about the event contact: david.posigian@uspto.gov You can join PTOS and Midwest Regional WorkLife at the event. Learn about the Patent and Trademark Office Society and become a member www.ptos.org Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org Stay afterwards for the PTOS Happy Hour at Atwater Brewery at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Announcements

**DENVER** PTOS Ice Cream Social

 

15th Floor Pantry

Denver Office

TUESDAY, JULY 19TH, 1-2PM (MST)

Members will receive ice cream bars or popsicles

New Members can sign up at the event

Questions: see Katie Gerth

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.

Announcements

PTOS - DETROIT HAPPY HOUR

 

Tuesday, July 12th - 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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

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

 

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org  

 

Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO. It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

 

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.

Announcements

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

"Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty" by Patrick Radden Keefe

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 540-566-5633,,922436313#   United States, Roanoke
Phone Conference ID: 922 436 313#


Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 

 

Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of

 

July Games:

: July 11 @ 7:00pm ET (info)

 

 

: July 14 @ 8:30pm ET (info; play)

 

: July 28 @ 8:30pm ET (info)

 

 

Recurring Games:

: First Tuesday of the biweek, 8pm ET (i.e. 07/05, 07/19, etc.) (info; play)

 

: First Wednesday of the biweek, 7pm ET (i.e. 07/06, 07/20, etc.) (info)

 

: First Thursday of the biweek, 8pm ET (i.e. 07/07, 07/21, etc.) (info; play)

 

 

Space is limited, to reserve a spot for any of the above events please access: Sign-up

 

Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game.

All game information, sign-up list and video chat information can be found via the sign-up link above.

 

 

 

No other time is authorized for these events.

Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov

 

 

Announcements

TXRO-PTOS JULY Lunch 

 

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 at 12:30PM CST

 

***RSVP by Wednesday, June 29, 2022 via email to neel.patel@uspto.gov***

 

Location?

Salsa Limon

411 North Akard Street

Dallas, TX 75201

 

How much is sponsored by the PTOS?

Up to $20 per person

 

Time?

12:30 PM CST

 

Where should I park?

Street parking is the best (don’t forget to pay at the meter)

 

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or david.lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event. 

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Announcements

Tuesday · July 12th · 1:00-3:00pm

Ice Cream cart will be outside Madison Building on the Dulany Street/Campus side

In the event of rain, cart will be located on the lower level of the Madison Atrium

 

 

Free Ice Cream for PTOS Members!

*limit one per member, while supplies last · please bring your PTOS membership card · new member signup at the event

 

For Event Questions, Contact: William.Kim@uspto.gov

 

 


No other time is provided for this event, participation is considered “off duty” time.

Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact Shelby Turner (Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov ) with any questions.

Announcements

BLACK TIE SICILIAN BALL AT THE EMBASSY OF ITALY WITH PTOS

Sat, June 25, 2022 @ 07:15PM To Sat, June 25, 2022 @ 11:45PM

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

 

Price: $79 for general admission; $145 for VIP admission (each member is allowed maximum of two tickets), purchased through https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

Purchase by Friday, 6/17

 

 

DETAILS

ADMISSION TO THE MAIN GALA IS AT 8:30 PM

VIP ADMISSION IS AT 7:15 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 onto 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 dance as they did on the most elegant of dance floors and ballrooms of Palermo and in the streets of the Sicilian countryside.

All this – plus a portion of each ticket sale will benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of a former TTD staff member. (See below)

We are offering a VIP and GENERAL (Reduced) Admission package.

PROGRAM:

(VIP OPTION: SEE BELOW – INCLUDES DINNER AND EARLY ADMISSION)

1) ITALIAN OPEN BAR:
Toast to Venice and Italy all night long with fantastic Italian wines, beers and other (nonalcoholic beverages).

2) ITALIAN & SICILIAN DESSERTS:
Experience a buffet of authentic Italian desserts. (An optional VIP reception is also available via this website which includes a private reception with an exquisite buffet dinner of Italian delicacies).

DESERT MENU

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

3) EUROPEAN BALLROOM MUSIC (8:30 pm to 10:30 pm):
Tonight’s Ball will fill the room with Italy’s and Europe’s greatest classical ballroom treasures as you dance the night away in this unique, authentic setting.

4) SICILIAN BALLROOM DANCE PRESENTATION & LESSON:
A masterful local Ballroom instructor/couple will perform a special dance show highlighting the ballroom classics as danced for centuries. Following the demonstration, our instructors will offer a brief ballroom lesson to keep you dancing the way Venetians danced for centuries.

5) SICILIAN OPERA PRESENTATION:
Tonight we present you with a unique sampling of timeless classics from the leading Opera houses of Sicily. Two opera singers will be on hand for a live exclusive performance (from the Baroque, through the romantic period and to today).

6) LATE DJ & DANCING:
In the last half of the evening, one of Washington, D.C.’s greatest D.J.s brings us the best in retro, swing and top 40 dancing – Italian style!

7) WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN:
Participate in a drawing in which one lucky winner will win a trip to the Caribbean (Air and Hotel).

8) CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION:
In memory of a former TTD staff member, a portion of each ticket will be going to the American Cancer Society. For full details about the organization, see http://www.cancer.org/.

Note: This is primarily a stand up, buffet style reception with limited seating throughout the evening. We will have limited tables and chairs, but will not be able to accommodate seating for all attendees at one time. If you have any special needs, please email kang.hu@uspto.gov in advance.

 

VIP OPTION: For a little extra royalty this evening, you will get:

Early Admission to the Gala (7:15 PM);
Private Champagne Reception;
Special Early Dinner Menu, including:

Genovese’s Antipasto – Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Colorful Peppers, Pickled Vegetables, Carrots, Salami, Provolone, Olives, Melon and Red and Green Grapes
A Chopped Salad of Fresh Crisp Greens, Golden Pear, Cucumber, Marinated Cranberry, Red Onion, Celery, Toasted Pine nut.
Rich Balsamic Pancetta Dressing
Breast of Chicken Marsala with Portobello Mushrooms
Tortellini Alfredo
Handmade Little Meatballs in Rustic Tomato Sauce
Creamy Saffron Risotto with Shrimp and Caramelized Onions
Green Beans with Cannellini, Sun-Dried Tomato and Oregano
Focaccia, Garlic Toasts and Warm Italian Bread
Whipped Butter, Herb Olive Oil and Pumpkin Butter

 

SUGGESTED ATTIRE

Black Tie Optional. Suit and Tie, Cocktail Dresses at a Minimum.

Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact Kang Hu (Kang.hu@uspto.gov) with any questions.

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Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 

 

PTOS Happy Hour at Whiskey & Oyster

· 301 John Carlyle St. Alexandria, VA ·

 

Monday, June 27th 5:00-7:00pm

 

 

One free drink while supplies last

· for PTOS members only ·

 

 

Contact: shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

 

*you can sign up for membership at the event.

 

 


Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact Shelby Turner (Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov ) with any questions.

Announcements

We Want YOU! Help the Boy Scouts of America With Their Inventing Merit Badge

 

The PTOS is looking for volunteers to support the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to help scouts learn about inventions and inventing so they can earn their Inventing merit badge!

 

Join the Interest Meeting

Tuesday, June 14

1-2 p.m. ET

Call-in: 540-566-5633

Meeting ID: 937 777 661#

 

About the Program

 

The USPTO Eastern Regional Outreach Office (EROO) and the PTOS are seeking volunteer Merit Badge Counselors to help scouts complete their Inventing merit badge. USPTO employees are uniquely positioned to speak to intellectual property (IP) awareness, and especially the patent process.

 

The program will kick off with a hybrid event on Saturday, July 23 in Pittsburgh, PA, during which time the USPTO Eastern Regional Outreach Office, BSA Scouts of America, and National Rory Cooper of HERL Labs will lead an engaging seminar to inspire scouts interested in completing the badge. A virtual makeup session will take place Tuesday, August 2.

 

After attending one or both kickoff events, volunteers will work with scouts to complete a workbook for the Inventing merit badge. Each volunteer will work with approximately six scouts, and the estimated total time commitment is 10 hours. The program is scheduled to end Sept. 4.  There is no Other Time offered for this program.

 

Contact EasternRegionalOutreachOffice@USPTO.GOV or Cathy Loikith (PTOS) at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov with questions, for more information or to volunteer.

Announcements

Join the PTOS and Meet Under Secretary and Director Kathi Vidal at the Texas Regional USPTO! 

Thursday June 9 at 2:00 pm CT in the OPT Conference Room on the first floor.

 

 

 

USPTO’s Under Secretary and Director, Kathi Vidal, will be visiting the Texas Regional USPTO to meet with our Texas Regional Office team.  Please join your colleagues in the OPT Conference Room on the first floor on Thursday, June 9, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT to take part in a listening session where Director Vidal will discuss agency priorities and answer your questions.

 

The Patent and Trademark Society Office (PTOS) and TXRO Work-Life are offering gourmet cupcakes, coffee, and other refreshments for the event.

 

To get additional information contact:

David.Lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

You can join PTOS and TXRO Work-Life at the event.

Everyone can also join PTOS and TXRO Work-Life for a joint happy hour at Top Golf that night - Thursday June 9!

Announcements

PTOS Financial Planning and Insurance Talks-

 

2022 Talk #1:

The recent market environment has been very challenging for investors. Growth investors fear current market volatility and uncertainty, while Income investors have no place to go for yield.

Come learn about how to navigate today’s volatile financial markets!


Tuesday, 6/28/2022 from 12-1 p.m.

All are invited!  J

 

Attend by phone-

Join on your computer or mobile app

https://tinyurl.com/ptosjune2022

 

Or call in (audio only)-

+1 540-566-5633,,136268203#  

Phone Conference ID: 136 268 203#

 

Hosted by: Education Committee.

For questions, please email Angela Nguyen and Robert Morlan.

 

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

www.ptos.org

 

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Virtual Game Night Continues: Board Game Arena

Board Game Arena (BGA) is an online avenue for us to get together for virtual board games and card games!  PTOS members have come together to play Splendor, Dice Forge, Space Fluxx and Down Force, which are a tiny sampling of those games available through BGA. 

 

How to Play: Simply create a free account at BGA (en.boardgamearena.com) and join us at the next BGA event. PTOS has purchased a premium account to allow us to use premium games.

 

When: typically held the first Thursday of a biweek at 8:00 pm EST (5:00 pm PST) – our next BGA event is this Thursday!

 

Contact Brent Fairbanks (brent.fairbanks@uspto.gov) or Luther Behringer (luther.behringer2@uspto.gov) to get an invite to the event.  Alternatively, visit the Virtual Game Night series signup spreadsheet in the email and use the MS Teams link there to join us.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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PTOS & TXRO Work-Life Top Golf Event! Thursday, June 8 - 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Top Golf, 8787 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231 Microchipped golf balls, on-screen tracking of shots, play in groups of 6 in high tech driving range experience For PTOS members: Free bay rental, free use of golf balls, free use of golf clubs, free drink tickets while supplies last. For TX Work-Life Members: Free food buffet. All are welcome including guests. Non-members can sign up for PTOS and Texas Work-Life membership before or at the event. Optional: RSVP DAVID.LOTTER@USPTO to help provide a headcount. To get additional information contact: David.Lotter@uspto.gov Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org Golf, Party Venue, Sports Bar & Restaurant | Topgolf Dallas
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The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents:

 

Q&A with the USPTO Historian

Monday, June 6, 2022 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm ET

 

Join Adam Bisno, the USPTO’s official historian, for a webinar Q&A discussion on the role of the USPTO Historian, the history of the USPTO, and the history of intellectual property more generally. Adam will present highlights from his work and then take questions from the audience.  You’ll be able to learn “What does the USPTO Historian do?”

 

Adam joined the USPTO in October 2020 as its first historian. Prior to that, he worked for the Naval History and Heritage Command. He has a PhD in history from Johns Hopkins University.

 

To join the event and/or register in advance, please use the link below.

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e05c3479664261d3c3c9214d1800e8f2c

Event number:

2760 976 5069

Event password:

Uv8BWc9

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

* No other time has been authorized for this event.

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COMMUNITY DAY ONLY! Live Chat with IP Attachés Join a live WebEx session to learn about an exciting career as a USPTO IP Attaché. IP attaches are United States diplomats who live and work abroad, representing the USPTO and serving as experts on intellectual property matters. Our IP attaches are assigned to Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates. During the session, Dominic Keating, the Director of the IP Attaché Program, will moderate a chat with three IP Attaches about their experiences at post. You'll have an opportunity to ask these IP attaches questions as well. The participating IP attaches will be Ms. Cindy Henderson (Mexico City), Mr. Dorian Mazurkevich (Kyiv), and Mr. Conrad Wong (Guangzhou). Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 Time: 3– 3:30 p.m. (ET) Click here to join the WebEx session (password: virtual; Event #: 2762 693 9679). The link can also be found on the IP Attaché program exhibit page.
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Among Us will be held Thursday night this biweek (May 26th)!

 

If you would like to play or learn more about the game, click here!

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

 

Jordan Jackson @Jackson, Jordan -OR- Shelby Turner @Turner, Shelby A.

 

 

 

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PTOS Happy Hour at ISO BEER

75 E Santa Clara St #120 San Jose, CA

Wednesday, May 25  4-6pm

    

           

 

 

PTOS celebrates the reopening of the Silicon Valley Regional Office with a complimentary drink for members on the spacious outdoor patio at ISO Beers just two blocks from City Hall.

 

Contact: Brent Fairbanks: Brent.Fairbanks@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

You can sign up for membership at the event.

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

 

Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

 

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact Brent Fairbanks (brent.fairbanks@uspto.gov) with any questions.

 

 

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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 540-566-5633,,277485990# United States, Roanoke Phone Conference ID: 277 485 990# Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS) Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org
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Denver PTOS Happy Hour Las Delicias Uptown (439 E. 19th Ave. Denver, CO 80203) Wednesday, May 25th 4-6pm Contact: Katie Gerth (katie.gerth@uspto.gov) Members will receive one drink. You are able to sign up for membership at the event. Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.
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Omaha - Council Bluffs - Lincoln Area PTOS Picnic / Pot Luck   Bring your family and PTO friends to our first local event at Zorinsky Lake Park, Shelter #1.   Playground within 50 ft. Restrooms within 100 ft.                         4 outlets, 9-12 picnic tables.   Date: Sunday, June 12th, 2022 Time: Noon to 4:00 PM (CT) Note: Please bring a snack, salad or dessert to share.  Picnic sandwiches and cold bottled water will be provided.    Sign up by emailing: ⦁ Tamir Ayad at: ⦁ Tamir.Ayad@USPTO.GOV ⦁ Patty George at: ⦁ Patricia.George@USPTO.GOV   Location: Main Park Entrance on 156th Latitude: 41.2245  Longitude: -96.1578 https://www.visitomaha.com/listings/zorinsky-lake-park/63952/   Note: No other time is provided for this event, participation is considered “off duty” time.   An inherent risk of exposure to COVID‐19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID‐19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please do not attend.   This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO. It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.     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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PTOS Virtual Game Night Series

 

Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of virtual game nights!

 

Upcoming schedule includes:

  • May Games:
    • 05/16: Codenames (info; play) (8:30pm EST)
    • 05/31: Terraforming Mars (info) (8:30pm EST)
  • Recurring Games:
    • Dominion: First Tuesday of the biweek, 8pm EST (i.e. 05/10, 05/24, etc.) (info; play)
    • Among Us: First Wednesday of the biweek, 7pm EST (i.e. 05/11, 05/25, etc.) (info)
    • Board Game Arena: First Thursday of the biweek, 8pm EST (i.e. 05/12, 05/26, etc.) (info; play)

 

 

Space is limited, to reserve a spot for any of the above events please access: Sign-up

 

Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game.

All game information, sign-up list and video chat information can be found via the sign-up link above.

 

No other time is authorized for these events.

Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or luther.behringer2@USPTO.GOV

 

 

 

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PTOS Happy Hour at Sweet Fire Donna’s

510 John Carlyle St. Alexandria, VA

Monday, May 9  4-6pm

                                                                           

                                                                                             

 

Contact: Dave Lotter: David.Lotter@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact Membership@ptos.org

You can sign up for membership at the event.

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

Disclaimer: This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact David Lotter (david.lotter@uspto.gov) with any questions.

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The PTOS Education Committee presents: How the IP Policy Sausage is Made May 11, 2022 from 4-5pm ET Presented by Eli Mazour Find out from Eli Mazour, a partner at Harrity & Harrity, LLP and the host of the Clause 8 Podcast, about the forces that shape IP policies in Washington, DC. Learn about the history that led us to the current debates about patent policy. Will the current administration undo the changes that were made with regards to the PTAB and standards-essential patent (SEP) policy by the previous administration? What should the IP community expect from future USPTO Director (and Clause 8 guest) Kathi Vidal? What are the current prospects for legislation to “fix” Section 101? Gain strategic insights about the practical steps that patent stakeholders can take in light of these developments. Join us via WebEx by using the link below. Please register in advance by clicking the WebEx link below and then you can download the materials in advance, too. Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=efdd8251ad24c907badbdc1ffc198b11c Event number: 2763 796 8425 Event password: Y2TeQn2T If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov. * No other time has been authorized for this event. * CLE credit for this presentation has been applied for from the VA State Bar. If approved, the course approval will be distributed at that time.
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Central Virginia Happy Hour!

 

Come join us at Pro Re Nata on Friday, April 29 from 5-7!

 

6135 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932

 

Enjoy a beverage on PTOS!

 

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

 

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

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please do not attend.

 

This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.

 

 

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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Virtual Game Night continues!  Join us Tuesday 04/26 at 8:30 PM EST. Sign-up here (MS Teams link is on the sign-up page). 

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PTOS is offering a special member price of $75 (regularly $180) for an entire year of access to MasterClass. Want to learn more about MasterClass? See the video and instructor and class list. LIMIT ONE subscription per PTOS member. Limited to the first 100 PTOS Members to sign-up for a subscription here. Sign-up by April 25th. An activation code to start your yearlong membership will be sent soon after the registration closes. There is NO other time associated with this program. Program questions? Contact anne.kozak@uspto.gov or catherine.loikith@uspto.gov
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Join RMRO PTOS for Bingo + Buffalo Wings Thursday, Virtual Happy Hour!! Buffalo Wild Wings and Bingo! When: Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 4:30pm [MST] Where: Virtual via Teams link below What: Come socialize and play Bingo! There will be five rounds of Bingo, and each winner will receive a $10 gift card of their choosing! At the end of the five rounds, we will crown an overall "winner" for the evening. Each member may only win once. Every attendee will receive a $20 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card. Contact: holly.thurman@uspto.gov or katie.gerth1@uspto.gov with any questions or for more information. ________________________________________________________________________________ Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 540-566-5633,,351084546# United States, Roanoke Phone Conference ID: 351 084 546# Find a local number | Reset PIN Learn More | Meeting options | Legal ________________________________________________________________________________
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PTOS Virtual Game Night Series Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of virtual game nights! Upcoming schedule includes: • April Games: o 04/07: Dominion (info; play) (8pm EST) o 04/12: Codenames (info; play) (8:30pm EST) o 04/21: Dominion (info; play) (8pm EST) o 04/26: Virtual Escape Room (8:30pm EST) • Recurring Games: o Among Us: First Wednesday of the biweek, 7pm EST (i.e. 04/13, 04/27, etc.) (info) o Board Game Arena: First Thursday of the biweek, 8pm EST (i.e. 04/14, 04/28, etc.) (play) Space is limited, to reserve a spot for any of the above events please access: Sign-up Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game. All game information, sign-up list and video chat information can be found via the sign-up link above. No other time is authorized for these events. Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or luther.behringer2@USPTO.GOV
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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS “"Crying in H Mart," stood out to me as a representation of grief that I could relate to — one that doesn't reach for silver linings, but illuminates the unending nature of loss: "Every time I remember that my mother is dead, it feels like I'm colliding into a wall that won't give...a reminder of the immutable reality that I will never see her again." That essay became the first chapter of Zauner's new memoir, also titled Crying in H Mart, which powerfully maps a complicated mother-daughter relationship cut much too short. Stories of Korean food serve as the backbone of the book, as Zauner plumbs the connections between food and identity. That search takes on new urgency after her mother's death — in losing her mother, she also lost her strongest tether to Korean culture.” (Kristen Martin, NPR) Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 540-566-5633,,802256887# United States, Roanoke Phone Conference ID: 802 256 887# Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS) Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org
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Men's and Women's College Basketball Bracket Pick'em Men's Tournament runs March 15th-April 4th Women's Tournament runs March 16th-APril 3rd Open to all USPTO employees To participate you must sign-up and fill out your bracket by noon(EDT) on the respective start dates for the tournament at: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ptos.org%2Fmensbasketballpickem%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cryan.clark3%40uspto.gov%7C2a138823347d40ea116008da00890197%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637822885724601429%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=hviEamGJxxwvtLv2awLVrm68gxxEB7%2B%2BCVK4FX0AoLU%3D&reserved=0 https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ptos.org%2Fwomensbasketballpickem%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cryan.clark3%40uspto.gov%7C2a138823347d40ea116008da00890197%7Cff4abfe983b540268b8ffa69a1cad0b8%7C1%7C0%7C637822885724601429%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=0skos360Smnwzj%2FhFz2DVOog3RvWJf8tsAhBGxGOTLY%3D&reserved=0 There is no cost to participate-PTOS membership is not required Limit one bracket per tournament per person Grand Prize for 1st place per tournament: winner's choice of NCAA basketball jersey Questions-Contact Robe Hodge (2-2097), David Lotter (0-7422), Shelby Turner (2-6334), or Seahvosh Nikmanesh (0-1805) On March 15 and 16 wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover, or sweater This event is cosponsored by PTOS and Patents Worklife team No other time is authorized for this event. This is for informal purposes only and does not imply an endorsement for any related business. The USPTO makes no guarantee as to the nature of any products or services offered.
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Join RMRO PTOS for Bingo Taco Tuesday, Virtual Happy Hour!! Torchy’s Tacos and Bingo! When: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 4:30pm [MST] Where: Virtual via Teams link below What: Come socialize and play Bingo! There will be three rounds of Bingo, and each winner will receive a $10 gift card of their choosing! Every attendee will receive a $20 Torchy’s Taco gift card. Contact: holly.thurman@uspto.gov or katie.gerth1@uspto.gov with any questions or for more information. ________________________________________________________________________________ Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 540-566-5633,,459211404# United States, Roanoke Phone Conference ID: 459 211 404# Find a local number | Reset PIN Learn More | Meeting options | Legal ________________________________________________________________________________
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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 540-566-5633,,641868506# United States, Roanoke Phone Conference ID: 641 868 506# “Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, notably including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several mysteries and nonfiction books. He died in 2001” (Amazon) Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS) Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org
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PTOS Virtual Game Night Series Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of virtual game nights! Upcoming schedule includes: • March Games: o 03/03: Dominion (info; play) (8pm EST) o 03/15: Board Game Arena (specific game TBD; play) (8pm EST) o 03/21: Downforce via Board Game Arena (info; play) (9pm EST) o 03/30: Codenames (info; play) (8:30pm EST) o 03/31: Virtual Escape Room (8:30pm EST) • Recurring Games: o Among Us: First Wednesday of the biweek, 7pm EST (i.e. 03/02, 03/16, etc.) (info) Space is limited, to reserve a spot for any of the above events please access: Sign-up Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game. All game information, sign-up list and video chat information can be found via the sign-up link above. No other time is authorized for these events. Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or luther.behringer2@USPTO.GOV
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Denver PTOS Ice Skating & Happy Hour Sunday, February 20th 3-4pm: Ice Skating at Downtown Denver Rink 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80202 (16th & Arapahoe; next to Clock tower) PTOS will pay for PTOS members skate rental, please arrive between 2:50-3:05pm to receive skates paid for by PTOS. Ice skating is free if you bring your own skates. Families are welcome to attend. This is an outdoor ice rink, please dress accordingly. ~4:15-6pm: Happy Hour at Mellow Mushroom 1201 16th Street Suite 108, Denver, CO 80202 (16th & Lawrence) PTOS members will receive 1 free drink and pizza. Meter parking downtown is free on Sundays or there are several nearby parking garages. If you have any questions reach out to Katie Gerth (Katie.gerth@uspto.gov). Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.
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Village Brauhaus Happy Hour Join together after 100 weeks of mandatory telework! Date: Friday Feb 11, 2022 Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. ET TWO tickets will be given at check-in to all current PTOS members! • One ticket can be redeemed for one happy hour 0.5L beer, house wine, well cocktail, or sparkling wine • Two tickets can be redeemed for the Bavarian pretzel, Bacon & Onion Flammkuchen, BBQ sausage Flammuchen, or Mushroom and Onion Flammkuchen Please proceed upstairs to find our happy hour location. Find Stephen Yanchuk or Rob Hodge to check-in and receive your tickets (Will be at a table with a laptop) Address: 710 King St, Alexandria Va 22314 NOTE: 1. NO other time is provided for this event 2. Participation is considered “off duty” time Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event. For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov or Robert.Hodge@USPTO.GOV
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PTOS 2022 Annual Meeting

Location: Virtual
February 7, 2022
1:00 p.m. EST

Featuring:

Dr. Scott Parazynski

Dr. Scott Parazynski



WebEx Information:
https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9a69031c4ed3deb46fd2cece2406d53b
Date and time: Monday, February 7, 2022 1:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Description: PTOS Annual Meeting
Event number: 2764 676 9002
Event password: virtual


Dr. Scott Parazynski is a highly decorated physician, astronaut, and tech CEO, recently inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. He is a widely sought after keynote speaker on innovation, risk management, mentorship and leadership under extreme adversity.

Scott has lived and traveled all over the world, spending many of his grade school years in places such as Senegal, Lebanon, Iran and Greece. A graduate of Stanford University and Medical School, he went on to train at Harvard and in Denver for a career in emergency medicine and trauma.

In 1992 he was selected to join NASA's Astronaut Corps and eventually flew 5 Space Shuttle missions and conducted 7 spacewalks. Mission highlights include a global ozone mapping flight; leading the first joint US-Russian spacewalk while docked to the Russian space station Mir; serving as Senator John Glenn's crewmate and "personal physician"; and assembly of the Canadian-built space station robotic arm.

In October 2007, Scott led the spacewalking team on STS-120, during which he performed 4 EVAs. The final EVA is regarded by many as one of the most challenging and dangerous ever performed. The tremendous coordinated effort in orbit and on the ground by Mission Control has been likened to the Space Shuttle and Space Station era's "Apollo 13 moment."

In addition to being a diver and accomplished mountaineer, Scott is also a commercial, instrument, multiengine and seaplane-rated pilot. On May 20, 2009, he became the first astronaut to stand on top of the world, the summit of Mount Everest. As a life-long explorer, he and a colleague recently set the first bootprints adjacent the world’s youngest lava lake, inside the crater of Massaya Volcano in Nicaragua.

He is a prolific inventor/product developer, and serves on the Boards of several companies. He is Founder and CEO of Fluidity Technologies, focused on the development of revolutionary input devices powered by machine learning to intuitively move through physical and virtual space.


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.

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PTOS Virtual Game Night Series
 

Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of virtual game nights!

Upcoming schedule includes:
• January Games:
o 01/20: Board Game Arena (8pm EST)
o 01/25: Codenames (8pm EST)
o 01/26: Among Us (6:30pm EST)
o 01/31: Board Game Arena (7pm EST)
• February Games:
o 02/03: Dominion (6pm EST)
o 02/09: Among Us (6:30pm EST)
o 02/15: Board Game Arena (8pm EST)
o 02/22: Virtual Escape Room (8pm EST)
o 02/23: Among Us (6:30pm EST)
o 02/28: Board Game Arena (7pm EST)
• March Games:
o 03/09: Among Us (6:30pm EST)
o 03/15: Board Game Arena (8pm EST)
o 03/21: Board Game Arena (7pm EST)
o 03/23: Among Us (6:30pm EST)
o 03/30: Codenames (8pm EST)

To participate in any of the above events please access: Sign-up

Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game.
All game information, current schedule and sign-up list can be found via the sign-up link above.

Space is limited. See schedule and sign-up list for availability.

No other time is authorized for these events.
Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or luther.behringer2@USPTO.GOV

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Dear PTOS Membership:

 

Following are the results of the 2022 PTOS Election.  Please note that there is a vacancy on the Board for the position of Directors Office/PTAB/OPIA Representative.  This email is considered “notice” of the vacancy under Article V, Section 10(b) of the PTOS Constitution.  After 10 business days from the distribution of this email, the Board may vote a recommended member into this position.  The Board must receive a written recommendation signed by 5 active members from the affected area of representation (i.e. Directors Office/PTAB/OPIA).  A nomination form for this purpose can be found here: https://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2022_election.html.  Nominations should be turned in by Friday, Feb. 4 at 3PM Eastern.

 

2022 PTOS Election Results

 

Constitutional Amendment: PASSED

 

Officers

 

President: Rebecca Eisenberg

Vice President: David Lotter

Secretary: Ryan Clark

Administrator: Luther Behringer

Treasurer: Matthew Troutman

 

HQ / Shirlington / Hoteling Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2): Lynn Bristol, Rayna Rodriguez

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

TC 2100 (2): Maria Ayad, Kevin Lu

TC 2400 (2): William Kim, Angela Nguyen

TC 2600 (2): Joshua Schwartz, Lewis West

TC 2800 (2): Alex DeVito, Seahvosh Nikmanesh

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

TC 3700 (2): Anne Kozak, Keith Raymond

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM (1): Rex Rooker

Trademarks (2): Cheryl Butler, Monique Watts

Director’s Office/PTAB/Policy and International Affairs (1): VACANT

OPLA/OPQA/Others (1): Fred Guillermety

 

Regional Representatives

 

MWRO (Detroit): David Posigian

RMRO (Denver): Katie Gerth

TXRO (Dallas): Neel Patel

SVRO (San Jose): Brent Fairbanks

 

At Large Representatives: Jessica Arble, Philip Bonzell, Ryan Donlon, Stephan Essex, Kang Hu, Anand Loharikar, Razu Miah, Anna Pagonakis, Shelby Turner, Tonia Dollinger

Announcements

HAMILTON

 

When: Sunday September 4, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Orchestra Section-- Kennedy Center Opera House
Cost: $205 Per Ticket- Limit 2 tickets per member
How: Tickets MUST be reserved online at
https://reservations.ptos.org/

For questions, directions, or more information contact Rebecca Eisenberg X05879

 

Please note: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid photo ID are required to attend all indoor performances and events at the Kennedy Center.

Unvaccinated children under 12 years of age and patrons with a medical condition or a closely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination, must provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours prior to attending an indoor performance, or proof of a professionally administered Antigen test conducted no more than 6 hours prior to attending an indoor performance. Masks are required at all times for all patrons and visitors regardless of vaccination status in all indoor spaces at the Kennedy Center.

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov) with any questions.

Announcements

Dear PTOS Members,

 

The 2022 PTOS Election will end at 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 13.  You should have received an email from evote@ptos.org early Tuesday morning with the subject line “PTOS 2022 Election login information.”  This email contains everything you need to access the voting website.  Please vote!

 

If you can’t find your email, please let us know at evote@ptos.org and we will re-send your information.

 

Below is a full listing of candidates.  This election also features a constitutional referendum.  See https://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2022_election.html for more information about the candidates and the constitutional amendment.

 

2022 PTOS Election Candidates (Asterisk denotes incumbent)

 

Executive Officers

 

President: Rebecca Eisenberg*, Timothy Hsieh, Stephen Yanchuk

Vice President: Luther Behringer, David Lotter

Secretary: Ryan Clark*

Administrator: Luther Behringer

Treasurer: Matthew Troutman*

 

Alexandria HQ/Shirlington/Hoteling Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2 positions available): Rayna Rodriguez*

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

TC 2100 (2 positions available): No candidates

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

TC 2600 (2 positions available): Joshua Schwartz*

TC 2800 (2 positions available): David Lotter

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

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

OCFO/OCAO/OCIO/OPIM (1 position available): Rex Rooker*

Trademarks (2 positions available): Cheryl Butler*, Monique Watts*

Director’s Office/PTAB/Policy and International Affairs (1 position available): No candidates

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

 

Regional Representatives

 

MWRO (Detroit) (1 position available): No candidates

RMRO (Denver) (1 position available): Katie Gerth*

TXRO (Dallas) (1 position available): No candidates

SVRO (San Jose) (1 position available): Brent Fairbanks

 

At Large Representatives

 

Jessica Arble*, Luther Behringer*, Philip Bonzell*, Ryan Clark, Ryan Donlon*, Stephan Essex*, Robert Hodge, Kang Hu*, Anne Kozak, Anand Loharikar, Catherine Loikith, Razu Miah, Angela Nguyen, Jeffrey O’Brien, Anna Pagonakis, Keith Raymond, Brandon Rosati*, Joshua Schwartz, Holly Thurman, Matthew Troutman, Shelby Turner*

Announcements

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

"Hell of a Book" by Jason Mott

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 540-566-5633,,902826971#   United States, Roanoke
Phone Conference ID: 902 826 971#


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

Announcements

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 being 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 skillset to perform the duties as noted below.

•         Prior experience editing law review articles (Preferred).

•         Ability to communicate with authors and subscribers as a customer service matter, even under  stressful circumstances.

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

      

DUTIES

                Per the PTOS Constitution The Editor-in-Chief “shall be responsible for administering the editorial policy” of The Journal’s Board of Governors in their stewardship of the content of The Journal of The Patent and Trademark Society (“The Journal”).  This includes handling articles during all steps of the editing process from article procurement and selection, through editing of article content, having the articles sent to a typesetter, reviewing the typeset copy for needed changes to generate a final copy, and scheduling that final copy for both electronic and print publication.  Generally, this amounts to between 6 and 10 articles per issue or around 1,000 pages of typeset material each year. 

The Editor-in-Chief will work with The Journal’s staff on the layout of The Journal including but not limited to advertisements, front matter, and rear matter for each of the quarterly issues.  They will also work with The Journal’s staff to ensure that The Journal is compliant with postal regulations.  They will deliver a finished product to the typesetter as well as the printer on a quarterly basis. The Editor-in-Chief will act as a liaison with The Journal’s printer to ensure that the issues are printed correctly and shipped on time. 

 

The Editor-in-Chief will collaborate on other projects with The Journal’s Board of Governors.   The Editor-in-Chief may be called upon to coordinate with advertiser accounts including providing quotes for advertising space, working with the Executive Director and Financial Director in invoicing advertisers and accepting, proofing, formatting advertisements.  They will work with the Financial Director and/or Executive Director to ensure the proper ads get placed in each issue. 

The Editor-in-Chief shall also review web traffic data to determine successful advertisement campaigns and communicating findings to advertisers in coordination with the Blog Editor, as well as manage The Blog Editor.  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 The Journal’s social media feeds and tracking/ analyzing readership and followers to improve social media content. 

The Editor-in-Chief at their discretion may recruit, train, and manage a staff of volunteer Articles Editors who may assist The Editor-in-Chief with editing of articles and article intake.

The Editor-in-Chief is required to attend monthly meetings of The Journal’s Board of Governors, providing a report at each meeting in accordance with The Journal’s Standing Rules.

 

               For the first year of this positon The Editor-In-Chief will submit edited articles to The Board of Governors for review and approval just prior to sending the articles to the typesetter, as well as providing the typeset copy to The Board of Governors for approval prior to printing.

 

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:

Joshua Schwartz, Executive Director joshua.schwartz@uspto.gov                (571) 270-7494

Any questions should be directed to Joshua Schwartz as well.

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on January 18 , 2021

 

This Flyer Will Be Posted Electronically Twice.  Once At The End Of December And Again In Early January, to account for those members who might not see the original posting due to end of the calendar year holidays and vacations.

Announcements

Event: Alexandria PTOS Happy Hour at Trademark Eat and Drink Bar and Restaurant

Location: 2080 Jamieson Ave, Alexandria, VA

Date:  Wednesday, December 29nd, 2021 5:00PM-7:00PM

 

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

Contact: Dave Lotter: David.Lotter@uspto.gov or Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

You can sign up for membership at the event.

 

Disclaimer: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. Members assume the risk when attending this event.  If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please skip this event.  Contact David Lotter (david.lotter@uspto.gov) with any questions.

Announcements

PTOS Silicon Valley Holiday Gift

 

Jump start the year with a little caffeine boost.   For $10, PTOS SVRO members can enjoy a bag of KONA coffee.   You can choose between Medium roast (whole bean), Dark roast (whole bean), or Dark roast (ground) in the form below.

The product is limited to the first 60 PTOS member.   Limit one product per PTOS member.

 

How: Create an account or log in to https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=104  and pay the $10 fee. Payment is required by Wednesday December 29, 2021.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT:

1) The SHIPPING ADDRESS (including the APARTMENT/UNIT NUMBER if you live in an apartment) corresponds to the address you would like the product to be delivered to.

2) A PHONE NUMBER is listed in your reservations.ptos.org profile (go to My Account -> View or change my account information) in case there is an issue with the delivery.

 

If you have any questions, contact Loan Truong at loan.truong@uspto.gov.

 

Announcements

PTOS – DETROIT TRIVIA

 

When: Wednesday, December 15, 5:30 -8:00 PM, trivia starts at 6 PM.

What: Quizzo Trivia including two free drinks for PTOS members and appetizers while supplies last

Where:  Firebird Tavern - 419 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov

 

https://www.firebirdtavern.com/

https://quizzodetroit.com/  

www.ptos.org

Announcements

Dallas PTOS Social Event

 

TopGolf – The Colony

3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056

 

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 starting 6:00PM

RSVP via email to neel.patel@uspto.gov by Sunday, December 19th

 

Drinks and food will be sponsored by PTOS.

Golfing time will be limited based on the turnout.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

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

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

***An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or samantha.abraham@uspto.gov ***

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Announcements

PTOS – DETROIT HOLIDAY PARTY

When: Wednesday, December 22, 5:00-7:30 PM

What: Kart racing, Virtual Reality Gaming, Buddy’s Pizza, ages 18+  $5 for members, $50 for non-members

Where: Full Throttle Adrenaline Park - 44225 W. Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

RSVP by Monday 12/20 by emailing kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov

For more information/ initiate membership contact: kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov

https://www.gofullthrottle.com/locations/novi-mi   

www.ptos.org  

 

PTOS is not responsible for any injury sustained due to participation.

Signed waivers of liability with PTOS and Full Throttle Adrenaline Park must be completed prior to participation.

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please contact Ken Malkowski (kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov) and your entry fee will be refunded.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2022 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR (ISEF) Atlanta, GA May 8-13, 2022 (Judging will likely be VIRTUAL)

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; julieanne.watko@uspto.gov; 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN; alan.chen@uspto.gov; 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 14, 2022

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

TXRO PTOS is co-hosting an outdoor holiday party with TXRO Worklife!

 

Look for other Texas PTOS & WorkLife Members at the grove on December 11th at 11 AM. We will be providing up to $15 reimbursements for any meal purchased in the Klyde Warren Park or surrounding areas for TXRO PTOS members that check in that day at 11AM.  In case of rain, we will meet at Miriam Cocina Latina Mexican Restaurant across the street from Klyde Warren Park.

Announcements

Mitchell Hamline Hybrid JD Informational Session

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents:

Mitchell Hamline School of Law Hybrid JD Program Informational Session

 

Join representatives from Mitchell Hamline School of Law as they share insight into the benefits of their Hybrid Juris Doctor (JD) Program. Learn about:

-          the blended learning program and the admissions process,

-          the school's patent law program, and

-          the school's mission and values.

We will also have a panel discussion of Mitchell Hamline alums who are currently examiners at the USPTO, followed by time for Q&A.

 

Join us on December 7, 2021 via WebEx from 2-3pm EST by using the link below.  Please register in advance.

 

Event address for attendees: 

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e61d40390b31b0fec04f0bfe35a637124

Event number:            2761 574 4271

Event password:          DUkFxk3m

 

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

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

Announcements

PTOS DETROIT – HAPPY HOUR

When: Thursday, December 2, 5:00 -7:00 PM

What: Happy Hour including two free drinks for PTOS members and appetizers while supplies last.

Where: Atwater Brewery -237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 

Non-members can sign up at the event.

For more information contact: kenneth.malkowski@uspto.gov

 

www.atwaterbrewery.com

www.ptos.org

Announcements

You can have a voice in PTOS!

 

Turn in your nominating petition form between November 22 - December 15 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2022 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 (All members eligible except those listed in PALM as non-hotelers having a physical office at one of the four USPTO Regional Offices. Member must 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 (All members eligible, but they must be nominated by employees listed in PALM as non-hotelers having a physical office at the respective Regional Office.  Members may not submit petitions for both a Regional Rep position and an Alexandria HQ/Shirlington/Hoteling Rep position):

 

Midwest Regional Office (1 position)

Rocky Mountain Regional Office (1 position)

Silicon Valley Regional Office (1 position)

Texas Regional Office (1 position)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2022_election.html to get your nominating petition form and for guidelines on obtaining signatures.

 

Completed forms must be submitted to robert.fuller@uspto.gov by 3:00PM E.T. on December 15, 2021.

 

While you may use USPTO email to collect nomination signatures (see guidelines at http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2022_election.html), you may not use USPTO email for campaigning without prior consent of the Election Committee. Violations of election bylaws can be confidentially reported to the Election Committee at evote@ptos.org.

You may submit campaign material (e.g. a flyer or a short bio with information about yourself, your history of service with PTOS, and how you envision serving the Society while in office) along with your petition form.  Your material will be posted on the Election Committee page of the PTOS website.

 

Voting will take place from January 11-13, 2022.

Announcements

Charlottesville Happy Hour!

 

Come join us at Thee Notch’d Brewery on Saturday, December 4 from 2‐4!

520 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Enjoy an appetizer and a drink at Three Notch’d Brewery!

$2 entry fee for members

$20 entry fee for non‐members

Sign up at https://reservations.ptos.org/ by December 2, 2021

 

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

 

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

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please contact Luther Behringer (Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov) and your entry fee will be refunded.

 

Announcements

PTOS Holiday Members Night –
Virginia Location
 
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 5:00-8:00PM
Bistro Sancerre
1725 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314
$2 entry fee for members
$20 entry fee for non-members
Sing up at  https://reservations.ptos.org/ by December 3, 2021
Come enjoy a selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks.  All members in attendance will be entered into a raffle (must be present to win).
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please contact Robert Hodge (Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov) and your entry fee will be refunded.
* Direct any questions to
Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov
Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov
Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov  or
David.Lotter@upsto.gov

Announcements

tention volunteers!

Please join us for a Brown Bag Session to learn about the RESET Virtual Program and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Hosted by PTOS Education Committee and presented by SPECO RESET Chair Arthur Hall

 

What is RESET?

• RESET stands for Raising Excitement for Science, Engineering and Technology.

• RESET is a successful educational nonprofit serving the Washington, DC metro area since 1988.  Through hands-on science lessons, interactive experiments, and related field trips, RESET volunteers teach children in ways that are engaging, relevant, and fun!

 

Monday, December 6 at 12 PM (ET)

Register here to join the WebEx:

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9576d314f3041776c4d552d4a82f5076

Event number:

2764 510 4357

Event password:

NcVtHp95

 

There is NO OTHER TIME associated with this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Arthur Hall or Anne Kozak.

Announcements

 PTOS Holiday Beverage Packages
 
** Shipment available ONLY to the below listed states in the US **
** Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming**

 

  


PTOS Members Only pricing – Select one package from:
12 Canned Cocktails - $45
12 Curated Seltzers - $35
12 Craft Beers - $45
Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org
Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the box
Limited to the first 150 PTOS Members to reserve a package (one per member)
Must reserve by 5pm on November 19, 2021.

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov, or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov 

Announcements

PTOS Maryland Holiday Party

 

Do you miss seeing your fellow co-workers? Come hang out and socialize in person at a PTOS Holiday party!

Enjoy an entrée and a drink by the fire at the Denziens outdoor beer garden.   

All attendees who are current members will be entered into a raffle. 

 

Where: Denziens Brewing Company

               1115 East- West Highway

Silver Spring, MD 20910

When:  Sunday December 5th, 5PM-8PM

How:     $2 entry fee for members

                $20 entry fee for non-members

Sing up at  https://reservations.ptos.org/ by December 1, 2021

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public places. PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please contact Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov) and your entry fee will be refunded.

 

You can sign up for PTOS membership prior to or at the event by contacting Rebecca Eisenberg or membership@ptos.org

If you have any questions about the event please contact Rebecca Eisenberg (Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov)

Announcements

 

Come hangout with your fellow PTOS members like the good ol’ days!

 

When: December 20, 2021 | 5-8pm [MST]

Where: Tailgate Room @ Blake Street Tavern (2301 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205)

 

For $10 PTOS members will receive Fajita Taco Bar, two drink tickets, and entry into a raffle.

For $35 non-PTOS members (i.e. significant other, guest, etc.) will receive Fajita Taco Bar.

 

RSVP by purchasing your tickets at https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php by Friday December 3rd.

 

NO OTHER TIME IS PROVIDED.

 

If you have any questions contact Katie Gerth (x74602 or Katie.gerth@uspto.gov).

 

PTOS cannot guarantee members that they will not be unknowingly exposed to COVID-19. All attendees are required to follow state and local guidelines during the duration of the event. If you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, have experienced any symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, chills, loss of sense of smell or taste, sore throat, shortness of breath, or muscle aches & pains within 14 days of the event, please contact Katie Gerth (Katie.gerth@uspto.gov).

 

 

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

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

"Perilous Bounty" by Tom Philpott

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=3501a060645320436d70ac4973b5a33b&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 990 569 911
Meeting Password: 725783

December 14, 2021, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Hello PTOS Hotelers!

 

I have good news!  Subject to state and local laws, and based on the fact the federal workers are required to be vaccinated as of November 22, the PTOS is authorizing in-person events after November 22! 

 

So… Happy hour (or equivalent) anyone???  Anyone interested in hosting a hoteler happy hour or other event, please feel free to contact Phil or myself and we will start the process for approval.  For the holiday season, it is usually a good idea to plan your event for the earlier part of December since there are often holiday parties that people may have prior commitments to.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Luther Behringer and Phil Bonzell

Co-chairs for the PTOS Hoteller Outreach committee

 

Announcements

PTOS Virtual Game Night Series

 

Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of virtual game nights!

 

Upcoming schedule includes:

·       11/09: Exploring Board Game Arena

·       11/15: Hogwarts Escape Room (Harry Potter Themed)

·       12/01: Codenames

·       12/09: Among Us

 

To participate** please access: Sign-up

**participation in all events is not required, you may sign up for individual events/dates

 

Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game.

All game information, current* schedule and sign-up list can be found via the sign-up link above.

*Schedule of events may be updated as additional games and dates are added, please access the above link for the most recent listing

 

Space is limited. See schedule and sign-up list for availability. If a slot is unavailable please add your name to the waitlist, more game nights may be added to accommodate increased interest.

 

No other time is authorized for these events.

Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or luther.behringer2@USPTO.GOV

 

 

Announcements
Join your fellow PTOS members for a series of virtual game nights starting this Fall! Current* October schedule includes: • 10/14: Virtual Escape Room (Harry Potter Themed) • 10/19: Virtual Escape Room (Harry Potter Themed) • 10/27: Codenames To participate** please access: Sign-up **participation in all events is not required, you may sign up for individual events/dates Events will be held virtually and participants will be provided a link to video chat and interact with other players during the game. All game information, current* schedule and sign-up list can be found via the sign-up link above. *Schedule of events will be regularly updated as additional games and dates are added, please access the above link for the most recent listing Space is limited. See schedule and sign-up list for availability. If a slot is unavailable please add your name to the waitlist, more game nights may be added to accommodate increased interest. No other time is authorized for these events. Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov or luther.behringer2@USPTO.GOV
Announcements
Job Announcement Title: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Governors Location: USPTO HQ, Satellite Office, or Remote By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Executive Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Position Overview The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) seeks a passionate, driven, and energetic Executive Director to spearhead a member-driven publication venture that strives to inform and engage the intellectual property community- both domestic and internationally. JPTOS publishes quarterly and the Executive Director plays a critical role in the publication and dissemination of the Journal. The ideal candidate will be an active member of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS) and have two years of managerial experience. Education and/or experience related to publishing, business, and management is a plus. Responsibilities The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the Journal’s presence, operations, and advertisement. This includes promoting the Journal, advertising in relevant publications, as well as the expansion and maintenance of the customer base. The Executive Director will oversee Journal production and partner with the editorial staff to ensure that each issue is published on time. Further responsibilities include communicating with customers to resolve issues, maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders, and drafting/presenting monthly reports to the Board of Governors of the PTOS. Compensation This is a paid position serving the Board of Governors of JPTOS for a four-year term, which commences on the date that the position is accepted. The Executive Director, while a member of the Board of Governors, will not have a vote on any measure affecting the Executive Director’s compensation. Selection Process Applicants will submit a resume and qualifications statement, after which an interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required. The position will be filled via a majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. Please submit your qualifications statement to Luther Behringer ( Luther.Behringer2@USPTO.gov ) by COB October 8, 2021 (5:00 PM EST). _______________________________________________ Event Feedback or General Feedback/Suggestions Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org You are receiving these e-mails because you are subscribed to a PTOS mailing list. FOR QUESTIONS OR CONTACT INFORMATION, USE THE LINK BELOW: https://www.ptos.org TO UNSUBSCRIBE PLEASE VISIT: https://www.ptos.org/regionalemaillists.html Patent & Trademark Office Society 107 S. West St., #809, Alexandria, VA 22314 THIS EMAIL IS MACHINE GENERATED - DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL Please see the bottom of this email for questions or contact information and unsubscribe information.
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THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erodrich “Through...small, personal rituals of purpose and accomplishment, we are given the opportunity to care about and relate to the characters ... Woven into the routines of life on the reservation is the thread of mysticism ... It is with great care for the world around them that these characters appreciate and even revere what can be known but not seen or heard ... This is the story of lives in the midst of struggle, efforts carried out within the borders, both physical and societal, of a circumscribed space. What makes reading this book such a satisfying experience is learning about the everyday pleasures, the successes, big and small, and the many ways they make meaning of their lives.” (Lorna Kearne. Pittsburgh Post Gazette) https://cwms-wb4-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=3545990730b84a780c2a99d857bd635a&siteurl=meetings Meeting Number: 992 466 406 Meeting Password: 388239 Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS) Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org
Announcements
The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents: UNH Hybrid JD Program Informational Session Join University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law Admissions team as they share insight into the benefits of the first and only Hybrid Juris Doctor (JD) Program in the U.S. with a focus on Intellectual Property, Technology, and Information Law. Learn about this revolutionary opportunity to earn your JD primarily online from the Powerhouse in IP law, without needing to leave your job or home-life. Join us on October 26, 2021 via WebEx from 2-3pm EST by using the link below. Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e927557fa998d93aa6efdeb5b6ec77e26 Event number: 199 707 4445 Event password: qAPa8nPeS57 If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov. No other time has been authorized for this event.
Announcements
Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! Subscription – September 3-6, 2021 Enjoy the Detroit Jazz Festival with high res live streams on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6, 2021. The streams will be covering all stages for the entire weekend that you can switch between so you won’t miss any of the action. This year’s Festival lineup includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Omar Sosa, Gregory Porter and Abdullah Ibrahim. The subscription also includes one year of live streams to select programs. PTOS Member Price: $10 Sign up with your name and email address at https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php. Deadline to sign up is August 19th, 2021 No Other time is provided for this event. Participation is considered “off duty” time. https://www.detroitjazzfest.org/ https://live.detroitjazzfest.com/ Questions contact David.Posigian@USPTO.GOV or Robert.Hodge@USPTO.GOV
Announcements
PTOS Education Committee Presents: AIPLA Annual Meeting Registration Special Rate October 28-30, 2021 Attend In-Person (National Harbor) OR Virtually PTOS Member Rate* for registration: $65.50 (normally $95) for the first 200 members to sign-up *MUST be a Government Employee To purchase your AIPLA Annual Meeting registration, please Register HERE first. The end of the form will direct you to make payment and include your invoice number. The special rate is available until August 25 (if not sold-out before this date). The AIPLA Annual Meeting is a three-day (October 28-30), multi-track conference to help 1000+ intellectual property practitioners supercharge their skills and careers. There is approx. 735+ minutes of CLE credit associated with this event. Distinguished speakers present on issues that affect your practice and topics that keep you up-to-date including: • Patent Prosecution - Patenting Computer-Implemented Inventions and AI and Issues Facing Innovators in Life Sciences • Copyright - A Deep Dive into the DMCA • Trademark - Managing Your Brand in Times of Social Change and the Interplay of Failure to Function as a Mark and Aesthetic Functionality • Analyzing the Oracle v. Google Decision • Patents & Diversity: Expanding Economic Opportunity Through Innovation • An Update on the PTAB • Patent Exhaustion and Its Impact on Claims Strategy • IP Litigation including IP Injunctions and Appellate Mishaps • Corporate Practice - Drafting Agreements and Licenses and also Cultural Competence and Mental Health, Ethics, and Being a Leader Through a Crisis. • Ethics in Trade Secret Cases • Antitrust Issues in IP Scenarios Other time MAY be available under the 16/40 Program with Supervisor approval. Please contact your Supervisor for more details. Event Questions? Please contact Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov or Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov
Announcements
PTOS August Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

Join PTOS for individual Trivia on the following dates and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. Use the attached Calendar Planners to remind you of each event start time.

Trivia events will be available as follows:
August Trivia Raffle 1 – Summer Olympics and Record Setting Athletes - Monday 8/2/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 8/31/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.
https://social.ptos.org/AUGUST1
August Trivia Raffle 2 – BBQ & Summertime Trivia – Monday 8/9/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 8/31/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.
https://social.ptos.org/AUGUST2
August Trivia Raffle 3 – Blockbuster Films of Summer and Superhero Logos – Monday 8/16/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 8/31/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.
https://social.ptos.org/AUGUST3
August Trivia Raffle 4 – IQ Test and Weights & Measurements – Monday 8/23/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 8/31/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.
https://social.ptos.org/AUGUST4

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

$10 Gift Card will be awarded to the winner of each of the raffles and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email.

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
Announcements

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents

 

Case Round-up: January-July 2021

Presented by Daniel Kazhdan

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

2:30pm – 3:30pm EST

 

Please click the WebEx link to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed17bd93c98874c049a14b64c6419baff

Event number:

199 306 3054

Event password:

SAsMimNn234

 

On the WebEx Event Information page, view and save the event materials on or before August 2nd.

An additional article: https://www.law360.com/articles/1361028/tech-titans-strike-chord-with-judge-on-ptab-denials-suit

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.  The Certificate of attendance will be distributed after we receive approval.

 

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 or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Learn about the PTOS at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

 2021 T-Shirt Design Contest

We need your creativity!  Design our next PTOS shirts and accessories!

RULES

      All are invited to participate – members and non-members!

      Designs must be (1) original; (2) in one color; (3) embed PTOS or “Patent & Trademark Office Society”; and (4) incorporate at least one of the following themes:

Ø  Life is good with innovation; and

Ø  Virtually united.

Ø  For questions and submissions, please email PTOS public relations committee co-chairs: Angela.Nguyen@uspto.gov and Rebecca.Eisenberg@uspto.gov.

SUBMISSON DEADLINE

      August 18, 2021 at 11:59 EDT

WINNER:

      The winner will be announced on September 8, 2021.

      The winning design will be used on PTOS shirts and accessories.

      The winner will receive a free shirt with this design.

Announcements
 

Beeradvocate IPA Beer Fest

August 21 & 22, 2021

PTOS Members use discount code LAGERLIFE at checkout for 10% discount.

 

 

Lager Fest in Cyberspace Package: $99.99

Each package includes:

·         A hand-curated box of lagers from twelve (12) breweries shipped to your door from Half Time (perfect for couples or for sharing with your pod)

·         Two BeerAdvocate-branded Govino tasting cups (our standard fest cup to make you feel nostalgic for our in-person fests)

·         Shipping and handling

·         Access to view the live hangout sessions

·         Access to the private discussion forum

·         Discounts on exclusive fest merch while supplies last

·         Invites to the pre- and post-Zoom parties with Todd and Edgar (first come, first served)

Buy Now

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

Community Day is Thursday July 15, 2021 from 2-4 pm.

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

Play bingo at 2:45 EST for a chance to win prizes. 

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

 

Also visit the JPTOS SharePoint Community Day Site (https://usptogov.sharepoint.com/sites/e914efec/groups/jptos) to learn about the Journal and all currently available positions. 

 

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

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents

 

How to Get the Most Out of Madrid and Other Multinational Trademark Treaties

Presented by John R. Sommer of Sommer Law

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

2:30pm – 3:30pm EST

 

Please click the WebEx link to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e34d168133e93457a67d6f4b714d32bcd

Event number:

199 433 4225

Event password:

qaBAjn6fJ27

 

On the WebEx Event Information page, view and save the event materials on or before July 19th.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.  The Certificate of attendance will be distributed after we receive approval.

 

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 or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Learn about the PTOS at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Notice of Vacancy
JPTOS Board of Governors

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

There are two Governor positions open

One term for Governor would last for full three (3) years with the second term lasting for two (2) full 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) résumé and optionally a statement of qualifications for the position, and (3) a statement of interest in the position.

The application deadline is 5:00 PM on July 23, 2021

Please note that qualified individuals will be notified of their selection for an interview.   Interviews will be conducted on August 2, 2021 between 1-2 pm EST during the PTOS Board of Directors meeting.

Announcements

PTOS Bingo brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

While you are enjoying your Pizza, join PTOS for individual Bingo on July 6th, 2021.  Use the attached Calendar Planners to remind you of each event start time.

 

Two sets of United States Themed Bingo Rounds are scheduled as follows:

7/6/21 at 5pm ET

https://social.ptos.org/JULYBINGO5PM

 

7/6/21 at 8pm ET

https://social.ptos.org/JULYBINGO8PM

 

How to play:

Log in with your name and email address prior to the start time.

Bingo Games will start Automatically at the above scheduled times.

Images of the squares will be shown and if the image is on your card it will be highlighted.

Make sure to click on the images on your card in order to receive credit for that square.

When one person gets bingo the round will end.

The next round will begin automatically, a total of 5 rounds will be played for each time slot.

 

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

 

$10 Gift Card will be awarded to the winner of each Bingo Round and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS July Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

Join PTOS for individual Trivia on the following dates and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. 

 

Trivia events will be available as follows:

U.S. Fourth of July Trivia Raffle – U.S. Fourth of July Trivia and Name That U.S. State - Thursday 7/1/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 7/30/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.

https://social.ptos.org/JULY4TH

July Trivia Raffle – 2 – United States Military and American History – Tuesday 7/6/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 7/30/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.   

https://social.ptos.org/JULYTRIVIA2  

July Trivia Raffle – 3 – Presidential History and USA – Monday 7/12/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 7/30/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET. 

https://social.ptos.org/JULYTRIVIA3

July Trivia Raffle – 4 – American Theme Parks and All Things Washington, D.C. – Monday 7/19/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 7/30/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET. 

https://social.ptos.org/JULYTRIVIA4

 

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

 

$10 Gift Card will be awarded to the winner of each of the raffles and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

Members of the Society,

 

The Board of Governors and staff of the Journal would like to announce Volume 101, Issue 3 of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

 

Many regards,

Timothy T. Hsieh, Editor-in-Chief (JPTOS)

David E. Lotter, Managing Editor (JPTOS)

 

Accessing your Archive:

 

JPTOS began storing electronic archive copies for our Active Members.

The archive currently covers Volume 1, Issue 1, from 1918 through the present.

If you have already set up your personal password for the archive, it's as easy as logging in.

 

Simply type: https://downloads.jptos.org into Internet Explorer (it must be Internet Explorer), and use your uspto.gov email address and password.

 

For those Active Members who have not yet set up your password - kindly see below for easy to follow instructions.

 

Setting up your Access to the Archive:

 

* Select or type the following link into you browser:

http://jptos.org/cgi-bin/reset_archive_password.cgi

* Follow the directions provided to you on the browser page.

* You will receive an email requesting you to complete the process for resetting your password to access your archive.

* Complete the password reset confirmation by clicking the link in the email.

* You will receive an email with the new password.

 

You may use this password anytime you want to access the archive.

 

That's all there is to it!  Upon receiving your personalized password via email, simply use it anytime you want to access the entire archive.

As new issues are added, you simply use your personal password to access all the articles again at a later time.

 

Follow us on Social Media!

-Facebook:    http://www.facebook.com/JPTOS

-Twitter:        http://www.twitter.com/J_PTOS

-LinkedIn:      http://www.linkedin.com/company/JPTOS

-Scholastica: http://jptos.scholasticahq.com/

Announcements

PTOS and APANET proudly present our second

Virtual Law School Fair!

June 23, 2021, 1pm - 3pm EST via WebEx (see the WebEx information below)

 

Twenty one law schools (now including schools from North Carolina, Texas and California – new this year) have agreed to present in our second virtual Law School Fair.  Each school will present for roughly 5 minutes and we’ll take a question or two after each presentation as time permits.  Login in for a few, or watch them all!  After all the schools have presented, we’ll have an open Q&A to answer as many questions as time allows.

 

The order for presentations is:

American University Washington College of Law

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

George Washington University Law School

Liberty University School of Law

Regent University School of Law

Rutgers Law School

University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

University of Richmond School of Law

William and Mary Law School – (should begin by 2pm EST)

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law

Duke University School of Law

Wake Forest University School of Law

Campbell University School of Law

North Carolina Central School of Law

University of Houston Law Center

Thurgood Marshall School of Law (no longer participating)

Texas A&M University School of Law

Berkeley Law

 

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

 

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

Please contact Cathy Loikith for further details.

 

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

 

* No other time has been authorized for this event. *

 

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2ebd4c2c5ee355b62ad78988f94af838

Event number:

199 834 4784

Event password:

5mhD2wMP

 

Announcements
PTOS June Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee Join PTOS for individual Trivia on the following dates and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. Use the attached Calendar Planners to remind you of each event start time. Trivia events will be available as follows: June Trivia Raffle – 1 – Current Events - Wednesday 6/9/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Wednesday 6/16/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET. https://social.ptos.org/JUNETRIVIA1 June Trivia Raffle – 2 – Current Events – Monday 6/14/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Monday 6/21/21 at 5:00 PM ET. https://social.ptos.org/JUNETRIVIA2 Happy Father’s Day Trivia Raffle: Sports Themed Trivia – Wednesday 6/16/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Wednesday 6/23/21 at 5:00 PM ET. https://social.ptos.org/FATHERSDAY Must use your real name and valid email address in order to win. Only one prize per member $10 Gift Card will be awarded to the winner of each of the raffles and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email. Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov
Announcements
THE “NO STRINGS ATTACHED BOOK CLUB” SPONSORED BY THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PTOS The moon landing was an important moment in history, but many forget what was happening behind the scenes -- discover the groundbreaking political history of the Apollo program in this riveting exploration of America's space missions. Drawing on a rich array of untapped archives and firsthand interviews with Apollo astronauts, Operation Moonglow paints a riveting picture of the intersection of spaceflight, geopolitics, propaganda, and diplomacy during the Cold War (Amazon). https://cwms-wb4-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=fed6ddf15fdd05c20f0765e3da812ec8&siteurl=meetings Meeting Number: 996 696 276 Meeting Password: 642363 Audio Connection: 5712705000 (CWMS Call In) Access Code: 996 696 276 Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET) LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
Announcements

Good Afternoon,

 

This is a Volunteer Request for each of you to join us to help Scouts achieve one of the rarest awarded merit badges in history: Inventing.

 

The Eastern Regional Outreach Office has been working with the National Capital Area Council for Boy Scouts of America to put together a virtual event that will help guide scouts through the requirements. The PTOS – Education subcommittee is reaching out to help find volunteers willing to participate in this endeavor. [Click here to volunteer now!]

 

Each volunteer will be responsible for participating with a designated number of scouts. For each one of you that signs up, more scouts can continue on their journey towards achieving this coveted badge! Let your friends know you want them to volunteer and sign up as a group; three counselors will be assigned to a group of scouts.

 

Schedule of Events:

July 17, 2021 – BSA Merit Badge Half-Day Virtual Program

Aug 21st Electronic Workbook Due for scouts

Aug 22-26th Volunteers review the electronic workbooks of their assigned scouts

Aug 28th Workbook Review Day Program and merit badge completion sign off!

 

To register as a volunteer you will be required to complete the following:

o   Adult Leader Application (fillable PDF  OR online)

o   Counselor info sheet  emailed to me: Subject “BSA: Volunteer”

o   Youth Protection Training (~1 hour, create free account, certificate upon completion)

 

Tasks of a volunteer:

ü Attend the July 17th virtual event to help facilitate a break out groups

ü Review electronic workbooks for your designated scouts before Aug 26th

ü Attend the Aug 28th Workbook Review Day Program and participate in virtual breakout groups

ü Be willing to commit 15-20hrs in total

 

Thank you for volunteering! Please fill out this survey.

Click à https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6LW6ZN

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

 

Questions? Please contact: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV

Announcements

 

Did you know that PTOS has a Law Journal?

The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society or JPTOS is one of the premiere Intellectual Property Journals in the country since its founding in 1918.

Join us on June 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST to learn more about the Journal and the roles it has to offer. 

There is something for everyone! No law degree is necessary. 

 

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=141e3c95153a2ea24beb43142264cca7

Access Information

Meeting Number: 997 776 433

Meeting Password: 733835

Audio Connection

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

Access Code: 997 776 433

 

Questions?

Please contact Timothy Hsieh or Rebecca Eisenberg

 

Announcements

Notice of POSTPONED Virtual Wine Education Series – Cahors, France of 5/27/2021 at 7:30PM

To the NEW DATE: 6/3/2021 at 7:30PM.

 

FREE TO VIRUTALLY ATTEND!

June 3, 2021 at 7:30PM ET – Virtual Wine Education Series

WebEx Login:

Event address for attendees:

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5a06122104255b2ef321cdc3a6af3abf

Event number:

199 711 7401

Event password:

w!ne

 

Alternatively, Live Stream & Recording YouTube: “Wine Broski”

Bottle Theme: Cahors, France - Malbec

Cheese Rec: Blue Cheese or other pungent, soft cheeses

Food Pairings: Grilled meats or mushroom caps & stuffed jalapenos

 

Join our volunteer wine educators for a deep dive into Malbec & Cahors, France.

Travel around the world to acknowledge other famous Malbec regions.

Learn first-hand why you need to start paying attention to Malbec from Cahors!

Connect with colleagues as we appreciate history, land, & wine together.

*This will be the first edition with audience participation encouraged through Nearpod. Live audience and YouTube can play along. No Download, web-based www.Nearpod.com Login code will be given at the start of the lecture. Please have a cell phone or second device ready if you’d like to play along!

 

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

LIVE! COMMUNITY DAY ONLY

IP Attaché Program Q&As

Attend a live WebEx session to learn about an exciting career as a USPTO IP Attaché. IP attachés are US diplomats who live and work abroad, representing the USPTO and serving as experts on intellectual

property matters.  Our IP attachés are currently based in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.

During the session, Dominic Keating, the Director of the IP Attaché Program, and IP Counselor Cynthia Henderson (based in Mexico City) will share some of their past and current experiences working as IP attachés and field questions from attendees.

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

IP Attaché.

 

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

 

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0dfa82d34ca2f86ae2e74d6ea90707c5

to join the WebEx session.  The link can also be found on the IP Attaché program exhibit page.

Announcements

PTOS Nationwide Pizza Night  7/6/2021

 

Celebrate the end of the Third Quarter with a Pizza delivered by Domino's on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

About this Event

Take a break and enjoy a pizza! PTOS members can have a single topping Domino’s pizza delivered for $5 ($20 value).

 

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

 

The $5 fee is all-inclusive and includes the cost of the pizza, taxes, service/delivery fees, and driver gratuity. One additional pizza may be purchased at the full price of $20.

 

Order must be made and paid for by 6/25/2021 4:00 pm EST. No exceptions. One discounted pizza per member while supplies last.

 

Please make sure that the address and phone number matches the address you would like the pizza to be delivered to. Topping selection(s) will be made during the check out process.

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

Due to delivery restrictions, Domino's may not be able to deliver to certain addresses. If this is the case you will be notified and your order will be refunded.

 

Date And Time

Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT

 

How:    Click this Link

 

then login to Eventbrite and pay the $5 fee via eventbrite. Please make sure that the address and phone number in the account information matches the address you would like the pizza to be delivered to.  Payment is required when you order and no later than Friday June 25nd 4:00 pm EST.

 

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@uspto.gov

 

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

Announcements

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents

 

Copyright Authorship in a Digital World

Kelley Keller, Esq., Founder & Managing Attorney, The Keller Law Firm

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

3pm - 4pm

 

Please click the WebEx link to register and confirm your attendance in advance.


https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e68c9c2284d0798a56df14cdeaef5f90c

 

On the WebEx Event Information page, view and save the event materials on or before May 11th.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.  The Certificate of attendance will be distributed after we receive approval.

 

*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 or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

* NO other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Learn about the PTOS at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

Job Announcement

Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Location: USPTO HQ, Satellite Office, or Remote

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

Position Overview

The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) seeks a passionate, driven, and energetic Executive Director to spearhead a member-driven publication venture that strives to inform and engage the intellectual property community- both domestic and internationally. JPTOS publishes quarterly and the Executive Director plays a critical role in the publication and dissemination of the Journal. The ideal candidate will be an active member of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS) and have two years of managerial experience. Education and/or experience related to Publishing, business, and management is a plus.

 

Responsibilities

The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the Journal’s presence, operations and advertisement. This includes promoting the Journal, advertising in relevant publications, as well as the expansion and maintenance of the customer base. The Executive Director will oversee Journal production and partner with the editorial staff to ensure that each issue is published on time. Further responsibilities include communicating with customers to resolve issues, maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders, and drafting/presenting monthly reports to the Board of Governors of the PTOS.

 

Compensation

This is a paid position serving the Board of Governors of JPTOS for a four-year term, which commences on the date that the position is accepted. The Executive Director, while a member of the Board of Governors, will not have a vote on any measure affecting the Executive Director’s compensation.

Selection Process

            Applicants will submit a qualifications statement, after which an interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be required. The position will be filled via a majority vote of the Board of Governors with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.

Please submit your qualifications statement to Seahvosh Nikmanesh (Seahvosh.Nikmanesh@USPTO.gov) by COB May 14, 2021 (5:00 PM EST). 

Announcements

PTOS May Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Join PTOS for individual Trivia on the following dates and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win.  Use the attached Calendar Planners to remind you of each event start time.

 

Trivia events will be available as follows:

May The Fourth: Star Wars Trivia - Tuesday 5/4/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Monday 5/10/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.

https://social.ptos.org/MAY4TH

Cinco De Mayo: All Things Mexico and Spicy Chili Peppers Trivia – Wednesday 5/5/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Tuesday 5/11/21 at 5:00 PM ET.   

https://social.ptos.org/CINQODEMAYO

Happy Mother’s Day: Famous Moms and Women’s History Trivia – Sunday 5/9/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Friday 5/14/21 at 5:00 PM ET. 

https://social.ptos.org/WOMENMOMS

 

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

 

$10 Gift Card will be awarded to the winner of each of the raffles and the winners will have a choice of a gift card and will be notified via email.

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

Join PTOS and Baked by Yael in learning how to make cake pops!

When: May 13, 2021

Time: 7 pm EST

Cost: $20/ per person (limit one subsidized kit per member- a $55 value- 25 kits available; extra kits available at full cost).

Participants will learn how to crumble the cake, mix it with frosting, and then roll, dip, and decorate their cake pops. 

Each participant will receive a Home Cakepop Kit that includes the supplies they’ll need to make cakepops:  a generous slice of cake, frosting, candy melts, cakepop sticks, parchment paper, cakepop stand, and edible glitter.

There are 3 cake flavors from which to choose:  Birthday (vanilla), Chocolate, or Gluten-free & Vegan Chocolate. 

 

To reserve your spot: https://reservations.ptos.org

 

NOTE:

1.     NO other time is provided for this event

2.     Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

Announcements

PTOS Virtual Ice Cream Socials

 

This event is for PTOS Members Only.  PTOS Members pay $20 ($60 value) for one Frozen Fun Essentials Box and an online virtual experience.

Members can registered for one online event for the following dates/times:

 

Monday June 21, 2021 at 5:00 or 8:00 PM ET
Monday June 28, 2021 at 5:00 or 8:00 PM ET
Monday July 12, 2021 at 5:00 or 8:00 PM ET
Monday July 19, 2021 at 5:00 or 8:00 PM ET
Monday July 26, 2021 at 5:00 or 8:00 PM ET

 

Register for a PTOS Virtual Ice Cream Social here.

 

During this 30-minute virtual experience, you will be guided through the ice cream making process to make your own "ice cream in a bag" and can use that ice cream to make an ice cream float.  After the 30-minute guided experience, all participants are invited to stay online for socializing.

 

A Frozen Fun Essentials box will be shipped to you and will include everything needed to make 2 Vanilla Ice Cream Floats!

Package contents:

·         Shelf Stable Milk (dairy free option available during checkout)

·         Vanilla

·         Sugar

·         2 Craft Sodas

·         1 Unboxed Hand Towel

·         1 Color-Changing Spoon

·         Rock Salt

·         Zip Bags

Upgrade your box by choosing a “Frozen Fun Standard Box Upgrade” Add-on for $5 (must purchase a Frozen Fun Essentials box to use the Add-on).  This upgrade includes everything in the Essentials box, plus chocolate, cherry, and strawberry flavoring. Reusable straw included!

Additional Frozen Fun boxes may be purchased at full price.

Limited to the first 400 PTOS Members to reserve a package.

Questions please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, Shelby.Turner1@USPTO.GOV, david.lotter@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Spring Wine Events & Wine Box Ordering

Connect with your fellow PTOS members through virtual wine events.

[Click this link] to purchase your discounted wine package through PTOS!

Includes FOUR Wine Lecture Bottles offered at a discounted rate by PTOS.

Cost to members: $47

*OPTIONAL* For an extra fee, add-on a ‘Wine-Down’ bottle for after the USPTO Wine & IP event!  

Limited supply so order fast, one order per member, must be active member to order.

*Cannot Ship to all states because of legal reasons. Sorry Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Utah.

 

 

Join your fellow PTOS members as we virtually visit different locations and explore the world through wine.

Each of the upcoming wine events have a specific theme and corresponding bottle.

No purchase necessary to attend these free lectures. We’ll dive into the region, climate, history, geography, and culture of wine regions. See below for more details!

 

Save the dates:

 

April 22, 2021 at 5:00PM ET - ‘Wine Down’ after Wine & IP: Earth Day Patents in Vinification

Theme: Organic/biodynamic

Bottle: Anderson Estate Pinot Noir

 

May 27, 2021 at 7:30PM ET – Malbec: New Vs Old World

Theme: Comparison tasting of Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina & Cahors, France

Bottles: Los Haroldos Reserva & Chateau Nozieres

 

June 24, 2021 at 7:30PM ET – Welcome to Summer with Still & Sparkling Rose!

Theme: Still Rose preferably from Provence & Sparkling Rose

Bottles: Les Quatre Tours & Pfaffenheim Brut Rose Cremant d’Alsace

 

All events are hosted on WebEx and include a formal lecture that is simultaneously streamed on YouTube Live.

An interactive portion on WebEx follows each event; we encourage the use of webcams!

 

Purchase Link: https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?cPath=29_45&products_id=87

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

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

"Rendezvous in Chambery" by Paul V. Ward

https://cwms-wb4-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=d4e08e20c399f20459d073e31b0dc3cd&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 994 563 295
Meeting Password: 239882

June 1, 2021, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 

                                              

PTOS April Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Join PTOS for individual Trivia starting on April 15th, 2021 and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. 

 

Trivia event will be available:

Thursday 4/15/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Monday 4/19/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org to participate.

 

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

 

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

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

PTOS Presents: MasterClass (a one year subscription to ALL Content)

 

PTOS is offering a special members’ only price of $75 (regularly $180) for an entire year of access to MasterClass.

 

Want to learn more about MasterClass? See the video and instructor and class list.

 

LIMIT ONE subscription per PTOS member. Limited to the first 150 PTOS Members to sign-up for a subscription here.

The first 100 subscriptions have been purchased!  Thank you to those who have bought a subscription.

We have added an additional 50 subscriptions.

Sign-Up by April 21st. An activation code to start your yearlong membership will be sent soon after the registration closes.

 

There is NO other time associated with this program.

 

Program questions? Contact anne.kozak@uspto.gov or catherine.loikith@uspto.gov

 

Announcements

Paella Cooking Class with Chef Danny Lledó
The most-awarded paella chef in the United States
and owner of Valencian fine-dining restaurant Xiquet
                                  https://chefdannylledo.com/
                                                
Join us Tuesday April 27th @ 7pm EST via Zoom to learn the Chef’s secrets for making the notoriously tricky
– and notoriously delicious – Spanish national dish!  Additionally, Chef Danny will mail a paella essentials kit right to your door so you can cook like a pro.

** FINE PRINT **  Participants receive a 1-hour, personal tutorial in the fine art of paella from the world-renowned chef, who hails from Valencia, the cradle of the famous dish.  This Zoom class will be broadcast from Xiquet’s wood-fire kitchen with Zoom links given approximately 24 hours prior to class.  Additionally, a paella essentials kit will be delivered to your door to use with the Chef’s recipe.  NOTE: Perishable/common food items will not be shipped and those must be sourced yourself.  An email containing quantities and preparation instructions for the participant-sourced ingredients will be sent out at the reservation deadline date.

Paella Essentials kit:
1 bottle of Los Aljibes Olive Oil 500ml., 1 kilo of Tartana Bomba Rice, 70g Las Hermanas Sweet Paprika, 1g Afgan Saffron

Participant-Sourced Ingredients List:
Chicken, Green Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, Tomato, Salt, Chicken Stock

 PTOS Members Only – Cost $40 ($90 value)
 Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php
 Valid and current mailing address required in your account in order to receive the Paella Essentials Kit
 Limited to first 40 reservations (one per PTOS member)
 Must reserve by 5pm on Thursday, April 15th 2021

 

Questions, please contact: kyle.armstrong@uspto.gov or Kang.hu@uspto.gov

 

This is a No Other-Time event

The use of Zoom must be on personal devices ONLY

Announcements

JPTOS Job Announcement: Article Editor

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West Street #809 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314

 

Article Editor

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, all active members of the Society are advised of the following open position.

 

The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (JPTOS) is currently looking to fill multiple article editor positions for a renewable one-year term.  The position is VOLUNTARY and open to all PTOS members who possess or are pursuing a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree in law.

 

Qualifications

•          The Article Editors must be an active member of the Society.

•          Possess or actively pursuing a Juris Doctor from an accredited institution.  Those currently pursuing their degree must have successfully completed their 1L year.

•          Must be capable of editing legal articles using the Bluebook.

•          Must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.

•          Prior Journal experience is preferred, but not required.

 

Duties

Successful candidates will edit one law review article per quarter according to the 20th Edition of the Bluebook.  The Journal historically publishes issues in March, June, September and December.  Article editors will have a deadline of one month to edit each assigned article, with extensions offered as necessary.

 

Selection Process

•          Please submit a brief interest statement and résumé.

•          A personal interview may be required.

•          This position is voluntary.

 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO:

Seahvosh Nikmanesh  exec.dir@jptos.org         (571) 270-1805

Seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov       

 

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on April 30, 2021.

Announcements

The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents

 

Bypassing Patents in the Pandemic?

Revisionist accounts of Sec 1498 and Bayh-Dole march-in rights

Sean M. O’Connor, Professor of Law, Executive Director, Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2pm - 3pm

 

Please click the WebEx link to register and confirm your attendance in advance.


https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4b3039c4f7c038bc914a3d19c49a098b

 

On the WebEx Event Information page, view and save the event materials on or before April 5th.

Additional materials may be found using the following links:

The link for op-ed in The Hill and the link for 2012 law review history.

 

One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.  The Certificate of attendance will be distributed after we receive approval.

 

*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 or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Learn about the PTOS at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

March 24, 2021 at 5:00PM ET
Wine & IP: Women innovators in the wine industry
Registration required:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-ip-women-innovators-in-the-wine-industry-registration-143884760191?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
*See attached flyer
More info on series #WineIP:
Wine & IP | USPTO

March 24, 2021 Immediately After the Wine & IP
Wine Down! Join other members of PTOS for a wine down event.
Come discuss your thoughts on the lecture
Let’s talk innovation and invention in the wine world.
BYOW: Find a wine that was produced or vinified by a woman!
https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed9314dc663fd1ec7fd52e5c151c2a162
Event Number: 199 891 7574
Password: wine

 

 

Discover BoJo Lecture Event!
April 1, 2021 at 7:30PM ET

“I liked it before it was super popular”
If you want to be on the cutting edge of awesome value wine, join us!
We will discuss all the Cru regions and be sampling wine from
Julienas & Fleurie!

For those who didn’t get the previous wine package,
head over to your local wine shop and pick up a Beaujolais Cru!

https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef3cf49005fd6152f87a46f8f9b388e2a
Event Number: 199 710 5399
Pass: wine
*Streaming on YouTube available here*

NOTE:
1. NO other time is provided for this event
2. Participation is considered “off duty” time
3. Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

PTOS St. Patrick’s Day Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Join PTOS for individual Trivia starting on St. Patrick’s Day and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. 

 

Trivia event will be available:

Wednesday 3/17/21 starting at 12:00 PM ET through Monday 3/22/21 ending at 5:00 PM ET.

 

Go to https://trivia.ptos.org to participate.

 

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

 

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

 

Questions, please contact robert.hodge@uspto.gov, david.lotter@uspto.gov, shelby.turner1@uspto.gov or seahvosh.nikmanesh@uspto.gov

Announcements

Patent and Trademark
Office Society

 

2021 Annual Meeting Video Now Available
https://www.ptos.org/annualmeeting.html

Featuring:

Dan Simpkins

 

Dan Simpkins holds a Bachelors in electrical engineering and a master’s degree from Cornell University. Dan is an experienced entrepreneur who founded Hillcrest Labs, developers of the ‘Smart TV’ concept and global leader in software, hardware, and intellectual property for motion-enabled consumer electronics. Before Hillcrest, he founded SALIX Technologies, which was a leading developer of voice-over-internet services in the 1990s. He holds more than 20 patents, and is currently in the process of starting another start-up.

Announcements

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 s west st. #809 Alexandria, VIRGINIA  22314

 

Editor-in-Chief

 

By requirement of Article VII, Section 2(i) of the Society Constitution, Article III, Sections 4 and 5 of the By Laws and Article VII of the Standing Rules of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy is being 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 procuur 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 review web traffic data to determine successful advertisement campaigns and communicating findings to advertisers in coordination with the Blog Editor.  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 March 19 , 2021

Announcements

 Beeradvocate IPA Beer Fest
April 30th and May 1st, 2021 (5-8 p.m. PDT both days)
** Shipment available ONLY to the below listed states in the US **
** (AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, NE, ND, NH, NM, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WI) **

 

 


PTOS Members Only – Cost $45
Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org
Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the box
Limited to the first 100 PTOS Members to reserve a package (one per member)
Must reserve by 5pm on March 8, 2021.


IPA Beer Fest: Cyberspace Package
Each package includes:
• A hand-curated box of IPAs from twelve (12) breweries shipped to your door from Half Time (perfect for couples or for sharing with your pod)
• NEW - Beers will be packed in a freezer liner with cold packs
• Two BeerAdvocate-branded Govino tasting cups (our standard fest cup to make you feel nostalgic for our in-person fests)
• Shipping and handling
• Access to view the live hangout sessions
• Access to the private discussion forum
• Discounts on exclusive fest merch while supplies last
• Invites to the pre- and post-Zoom parties with Todd and Edgar (first come, first served)
• For more information https://www.beeradvocate.com/ipa/

No Other time is provided for this event.

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

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

Announcements

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

 
Men’s Tournament runs March 18th – April 5th
Women’s Tournament runs March 21st – April 4th
• 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:
https://www.ptos.org/mensbasketballpickem/
https://www.ptos.org/womensbasketballpickem/
• There is no cost to participate – PTOS membership is not required
• Limit one bracket per tournament per person
• 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)

 

Show your school pride!!!

On March 18 and 22 wear your favorite jersey, ball cap, pullover, or sweatshirt.

This event is cosponsored by PTOS and Patents Worklife Team

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

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make hot cocoa bombs?
Join PTOS and Jill from The Chocolatier’s Palette in learning how to make cocoa bomb.

Due to limited class sizes we will have two sessions (you only need to attend one).

When: March 1 or March 2

Time: 8 pm EST

Cost: $1 plus providing your own materials

Zoom link will be emailed prior to the class.

To reserve your spot: https://reservations.ptos.org

 

NOTE:

1.     NO other time is provided for this event

2.     Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

_______________________________________________

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Event Questions? Contact Rebecca Eisenberg 

 

 


 


Materials: 

To make a Hot Chocolate Bomb, you’ll need the following basic tools and ingredients.  The numbers and equipment below is for three bombs—a six cavity mold.    If your mold contains more cavities, and you’d like to make more bombs, please adjust the amount of chocolate and cocoa accordingly.

 

ESSENTIAL TOOLS:

- a silicone mold where the cavities range between 2”-2.5” in diameter. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08R9P5GDD/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=A1H6Y74GEEJB1G&psc=1)

- a small microwaveable bowl or large mug in which to melt your chocolate— the BASE of which must be no wider than 4” to avoid burning your chocolate. 

- a spatula or spoon to stir your chocolate

- a plastic “ziploc” sandwich bag (for piping)

- a food safe “paint” brush or regular teaspoon (not to be confused with a measuring teaspoon, which you’ll also need)

- a small tray or flat plate on which to put the flexible silicone mold, so that it will be stable in the refrigerator 

- a barrier sheet between the mold and the tray (of either waxed paper/parchment paper/plastic wrap) on which to fill and decorate your “bombs”

 

ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS for the basic hot cocoa bomb:

- good chocolate 4oz.   If you want to use chocolate chips, please get chips without any extra additives, such as Trader Joe’s Semisweet chips.

- hot cocoa mix.  A one ounce package is perfect for three or four bombs.

 

Non-essential tools:

a pair of food safe gloves OR paper muffin liners OR something with a smaller rim than the diameter of your chocolate bomb so that you can rest your bomb atop it.  All will enable you to fill/assemble/decorate it without your warm hands melting into or leaving fingerprints on the “bomb”

 

 

NON-ESSENTIAL, BUT TASTY EXTRA INGREDIENTS:

- marshmallows

- sprinkles for decoration

- pop rocks

- spices (cinnamon, chili powder...whatever you like!)

- a peppermint stick or a crushed peppermint candy

- a graham cracker (a hot chocolate s’more, anyone?)

 

 

www.thechocolatierspalette.com

Announcements

Upcoming Wine Events:
2/25/2021 at 3:00PM ET USPTO - Wine & IP: Black History Month
2/25/2021 After event – Wine Down: BOYProsecco
3/4/2021 at 7:30PM ET PTOS: Tuscany DOCG Vs. IGT
4/1/2021 at 7:30PM ET PTOS: Beaujolais Cru Exploration


PTOS Tuscany DOCG vs IGT
3/4/2021 at 7:30PM ET
Come learn about the Tuscany region and the Sangiovese grape.
We will look into the vintage years,
As well as the differences between DOCG and IGT
You’ll walk away knowing what a “Super Tuscan” actually means,
As well as advancing your journey to demystifying the Italian wine region.

Feel free to join this free lecture brought to you through PTOS.
Friends are welcome to attend or stream on YouTube: “Wine Broski”.

Wines were part of the previous wine package discounted through PTOS.
You can purchase these specific wines at www.wtso.com/vva
VVA20 and VVA100 are promo codes you can use for even more discounts.

You can also just drink your own bottle of Italian wine…or any wine!
Come join the fun!


Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0eef922ef844b59a63eb9a00385d74e2

Date and time: Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:30 pm
Event number: 199 837 9770
Event password: wine


Wine & IP: Black History Month
USPTO Eastern Regional Outreach Office

Feb 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET – Register on Eventbrite for WebEx link
*NO OTHERTIME IS PERMITTED FOR THIS EVENT

Come meet and hear the story of Phil Long of the Association of African American Vintners, Julia Coney of Black Wine Professionals, and Valencia Martin-Wallace of the National Council for Expanding American Innovation. It is the goal of the USPTO’s NCEAI to help pave the way for all peoples to see themselves as innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs. It is the goal of these wine organization to help collect the voices and connection to Black American’s in wine to foster awareness and acceptance.
Our panel will answer video questions that are submitted ahead of time.
*If you would like to submit a question to our panel, please contact me ASAP. Recordings can be made via your cell phone and submitted.

www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-ip-intellectual-property-in-the-wine-industry-black-history-month-tickets-141191588843?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

This event is open to the public so please feel free to share.

 

Join other PTOS members after the event for a ‘Wine Down’ where we will discuss the event and have an open chat.
I’ll be sipping Prosecco, but feel free to open whatever you’d like!

ZOOM LINK: *Do NOT download the Zoom desktop client to your USPTO work computer.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86985378664?pwd=UnhtOXYwSlpBWmdqZGkyc2NldnlvQT09
Meeting ID: 869 8537 8664
Passcode: wine


NOTE:
1. NO other time is provided for this event
2. Participation is considered “off duty” time
3. Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

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

"The Fabric of Civilization" by Virginia Postrel

https://cwms-wb3-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=1a13bb5f5af3a7ce09d83feb207da6d7&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 995 056 875
Meeting Password: 353259

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)
Interested in joining the PTOS? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

**DENVER** PTOS SIP & PAINT

 

Thursday March 4th | 5-6:30pm [MST]

 

Join Denver PTOS for Painting & Wine for only $5.

 

How:

(1)    Pay via (https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php) by 11:59pm on Monday March 1, 2021.

(2)    Pick up your painting supplies (canvas, brushes, paint, etc.) and wine from Downtown Denver between 4-6pm on Wednesday March 3, 2021.

(3)    Join the WebEx on Thursday March 4, 2021 at 5pm, where we will follow along to a video tutorial on how to paint the picture below. The link to the video will be sent out during the WebEx, so don’t worry if you fall behind.

 

Once you have paid you will receive an e-mail with the pick-up location information and asking for your wine selection.

 

 

Finished Painting:

 

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

 

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

 

Katie Gerth has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Denver PTOS Paint & Sip

Host: Katie Gerth

 

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

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=5c2c1ba11edf8877849410e36727be50

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 992 071 717

Meeting Password: 123456

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

992 071 717

 

 

 

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

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=7ca5a3a60ec6df66a90cd58a440eaf5b

 

Delivering the power of collaboration

The meetings.uspto.gov team

Announcements

PTOS Championship Family Feud Event

 

 

PTOS is hosting a Family Feud Championship event.  Come watch your colleagues face off in a live head to head matchup of the famed gameshow The Family Feud.  This is a single round of a faceoff between the two winning teams of the preliminary rounds.  Come join us and see who wins.

 

Where: The WebEx link below

When: February 25 from 5-6pm ET

 

 

 

 

Host:  dmultimedia1      

Topic: PTOS Family Feud Championship Game

Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 199 865 5047

Event password: dms@555

 

Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e48a5a49ea210a82bd7237f849b58f9fc

 

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Audio conference information

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

US Toll: +1-415-527-5035

Global call-in numbers: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/globalcallin.php?MTID=e3a7bb91625e7c0bcf30f8945b2359fe9

Access code: 199 865 5047

 

Announcements

 

                                              

PTOS Valentine’s Day Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Join PTOS for individual Trivia over the Valentine’s Day Weekend and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win. 

 

Trivia event will start:

Friday 2/12/21 at 12:00 PM ET Sharp

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Announcements

 

PTOS is hosting a family feud event.  Come watch your colleagues face off in a live head to head matchup of the famed gameshow The Family Feud.  There will be four teams that face off in two rounds each team consists of 5 PTOS members.  Come join us and see who wins.

 

Where: The WebEx link below

When: February 23 from 5-6pm ET

 

 

 

 

Host:  dmultimedia1

Topic: PTOS - Family Feud

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 199 695 2339

Event password: dms@555

 

Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee9cc8d24b7faab8cb221c7b407c44626

 

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To start the online event

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At least 30 minutes before the starting time:

 

1. Go to https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?d=1996952339&t=h

2. Log in to your host account if you have not yet done so.

3. On the Event Information page that appears, click "Start Now".

 

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Audio conference information

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

US Toll: +1-415-527-5035

Global call-in numbers: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/globalcallin.php?MTID=e9fd9f61c182be2c23c864b9dd7034bb3

Access code: 199 695 2339

Announcements

Thursday, February 11th, 2020

12:00PM-1:00PM EST

 

2021 Hoteller Committee Activities under COVID restrictions

 

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

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=c56ef54aa2ab207417f2637c31d560d2

 

Meeting Number: 999 809 861

Meeting Password: 458858

 

Audio Connection

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

999 809 861

Brought to you by the PTOS Hoteler Committee.

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

Announcements

PTOS Cheese & Charcuterie Gift Set with customized bamboo cutting board!
 
PTOS Members Only – Cost $10
Order at: https://reservations.ptos.org
- Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the gift box.
- Quantity is limited, must order by 5PM ET on February 15, 2021.

Gift Set includes a bamboo cutting board customized with the PTOS Logo!
Gift set also includes*:
• Dry Cured Salami
• Assorted Cheeses
• Crackers
• Gourmet Mustard
*All items individually wrapped/packaged

Questions? Contact Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society

 

Annual Meeting

 

February 23, 2021

1:00 p.m. EST

 

Featuring:

 

Dan Simpkins

 

WebEx link is below.

 

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.

 

 

Dan Simpkins holds a Bachelors in electrical engineering and a master’s degree from Cornell University. Dan is an experienced entrepreneur who founded Hillcrest Labs, developers of the ‘Smart TV’ concept and global leader in software, hardware, and intellectual property for motion-enabled consumer electronics. Before Hillcrest, he founded SALIX Technologies, which was a leading developer of voice-over-internet services in the 1990s. He holds more than 20 patents, and is currently in the process of starting another start-up.

 

Event address for attendees: https://uspto-events3.webex.com/uspto-events3/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0f7cad8eceac57af35f8c4238d1f3680

 Date and time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Duration: 1 hour Description: PTOS Annual Meeting Event number: 199 289 2432 Event password: virtual

Announcements

WANTED:
Patent and Trademark Office Society
2021 VIRTUAL 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

Virtual Location, Judging Period,   Time      
Arlington County Virginia Regional Fair March 8-21, 2021 Anytime within Judging Period
Link will be posted to registered Judges

Fairfax County Virginia Regional Fair March 13-20, 2021 Anytime within Judging Period
Link will be posted to registered Judges


If Interested, please RSVP with:
Wei Zhao  (Arlington)  wei.zhao@uspto.gov  x05672
Alan Chen  (Fairfax)  alan.chen@uspto.gov x24143

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

Good Day to you all,

 

This Wednesday, join us for a look at the Zinfandel grape as we pit Italy’s Primitivo against California’s Old Vine Zin form Lodi.

 

This is not your typical ‘sip society’ wine event. These events are more liken to cliff notes around the many facets of wine: soil; climate; history; culture; stories! Only through understanding can one’s appreciation deepen.

 

Our upcoming lecture will introduce the Zinfandel grape as we look at its old world origins. We will hop over the pond to America where we will discuss the journey of the Zinfandel variety through America’s history.

 

 

Zoom

*NOTE* Do not download the Zoom Client to your work laptop *Note*

 

Topic: Battle of the Zins: Old Vs New World

Time: Feb 3, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83682677835?pwd=azZWSXpjRzhlNU1kOHhGN2xmOWVTUT09

Meeting ID: 836 8267 7835

Passcode: wine

 

The wine we will be sampling were contained in the ‘Fall’ wine order. If you don’t have the specific bottles of wine we are drinking, that’s perfectly fine. We will be pitting Italy’s Primitivo against California’s Old Vine Zin. Pick up your competitors from your local wine shop and see you on Wed Feb 3

 

 

*We are switching to zoom to be able to have breakout rooms to collab during the tasting portion. If you would like to volunteer to be a breakout room host and represent the tasting notes from your room to the whole group, please email me VeniViniAmici@gmail.com

 **AGAIN** DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE ZOOM CLIENT TO YOUR WORK LAPTOP: Work and Policy 9/15/2020

 

Save the Dates:

March 4, 2020 – Chianti DOCG Vs IGT

April 1, 2020 – Beaujolais Cru

*Dates and lecture topics have changed from previous email.

 

 

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

PTOS CLE State Credit Survey

Attention all PTOS Attorneys!

Are you barred in a state other than Virginia that requires CLE credit?  Are you interested in attending PTOS CLEs while also receiving CLE credit for your state?

We are trying to gauge interest from our members to see if it’s financially advisable for the PTOS Education Committee to cover the CLE application fees in any state(s) other than Virginia, which is where the majority of our current members are barred.

If interested, please fill out the voluntary survey using the link below by 10pm EST on Monday, February 1.

 

PTOS CLE State Credit Survey

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for filling out this survey.

Learn about the PTOS and become a member at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

PTOS 2021 Election Results

Dear PTOS members:

 

Below are the results of the 2021 PTOS Election.  Congratulations to all of the winners, and Thank You to all those who submitted a nominating petition and ran for a position on the Board.  Thank you for your spirit of volunteerism, and your willingness to serve the Society and its members.

 

If you have any questions regarding the election, please email the Election Committee at evote@ptos.org.

 

Officers

 

President: Rebecca Eisenberg

Vice President: Seahvosh Nikmanesh

Secretary: Ryan Clark

Administrator: David Lotter

Treasurer: Matthew Troutman

 

HQ / Shirlington / Hoteling Representatives

 

TC 1600: Anna Pagonakis, Rayna Rodriguez

TC 1700/2900: Holly Thurman, Stephen Yanchuk

TC 2100: Selene Haedi, Kevin Lu

TC 2400: William Kim, Angela Nguyen

TC 2600: Joshua Schwartz, Lewis West

TC 2800: Cyrstal Hammond, Jami Valentine Miller

TC 3600: Catherine Loikith, Jeffrey O’Brien

TC 3700: Anne Kozak, Keith Raymond

CFO/CAO/CIO/OPIM: Rex Rooker

Trademarks: Cheryl Butler, Monique Watts

Director’s Office / PTAB /  Policy and International Affairs: Karin Ferriter

OPLA/OPQA/Others: Fred Guillermety

 

Regional Representatives

 

MWRO (Detroit): Kenneth Malkowski

RMRO (Denver): Katie Gerth

TXRO (Dallas): Samantha Abraham

SVRO (San Jose): Jay Huang

 

At Large Representatives

 

Jessica Arble, Luther Behringer, Philip Bonzell, Alex DeVito, Ryan Donlon, Stephan Essex, Kang Hu, Brandon Rosati, Neel Patel, Shelby Turner

Announcements

Order Wine for our upcoming Wine lectures: https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?cPath=29_45&products_id=79

 

It’s a new year and for all those that have ‘develop a new hobby’ on their New Year resolutions…

TADA!!! 

I introduce you to ‘wine as a hobby’

 

Free wine lectures are offered to PTOS members through myself, Stephen Yanchuk, and my partner, Beth Dahlburg.

We are both examiners, but we have a passion for wine and a desire to curate fun and engaging experiences around wonderful bottles of wine.

Our lectures are more than just a sip society, we focus on the history, climate, grapes, soil, culture, pop-culture, and even PhD level science around wine.

 

 

Our first region to explore with this box is Beaujolais.

Beaujolais cru are significantly better and higher quality than Beaujolais Nouveau.

 

The wine box shipment box will have a 2018 Fleurie and a 2017 Julienas.

 

If you don’t get the wine box from PTOS, no big deal!

Pick up your favorite Beaujolais Cru and follow along.

We will touch on each of the Cru within this region so everyone wins!

Save the date for March 4th at 7:30 P.M. ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second region we will explore is Chianti!

Come learn about what is required for a DOCG wine

Also experience an IGT wine from this region.

 

The wine box shipment includes a 2014 IGT and a 2016 DOCG

Both wines are made from the same grape

Both wines are made from the same producer

This experience will showcase what can be done during vinification

 

Again, feel free to grab your own bottle of Sangiovese and drink along with us.

 

Save the date for April 11st at 7:30 P.M. ET

 

PTOS Discount on wine if your purchase through the PTOS portal.

https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?cPath=29_45&products_id=79

 

The Wine Bottles

 

 

*Cannot Ship to all states because of legal reasons. Sorry Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Utah.

Announcements

Meet the Producer: Dr. Konstantin Frank of Finger Lakes NY
 
“Dr. Konstantin Frank knew from his experience growing grapes in very cold climates that high quality vinifera wines
Could be made in New York. With plenty of opposition, Dr. Konstantine Frank pushed forward and made his own way.
No one believed him. Named Top 100 Winery of 2019, the proof is now in our wines.”

Come hear the story of this visionary who had the expertise to do what no one else thought possible.
We will be joined by Dr. Konstantin Frank’s great-granddaughter for this interview, lecture, and tasting.

We will meet Meaghan Frank, the great granddaughter of Dr. Konstantine Frank in this virtual Meet The Producer event!
+Join us on virtual 360 tour of their vineyards.
+Sit back and listen to the story of Dr. Konstatine Frank and learn the importance of St. George to American viticulture
+Learn about the struggles and adaptations of going through Covid through the eyes of Meaghan.

Orders were placed through PTOS portal and online. Feel free to attend for this wonderful interview event even if you did not obtain the wine.

WebEx Login on Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. ET
Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0d0ab1fb598aa6306a691cee7d658f45

Event number: 199 441 3092
Event password: V!nifer@

NOTE:
1. NO other time is provided for this event
2. Participation is considered “off duty” time
3. Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

The PTOS proudly presents

 

Ethical Considerations in Advising Clients

The Impact of Brunetti in the Era of Renewed Focus on Social Justice

Megan M. Carpenter, Dean and Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law

John R. Sommer, Counsel for Brunetti in Iancu v. Brunetti

Thursday, January 21, 2021

3pm – 4pm

 

Please click the WebEx link to register and confirm your attendance in advance.


https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecff74e05b6ec5b425fcd37b56ce989e8

 

On the WebEx Event Information page, view and save the event materials on or before January 20th.

 

Application for approval for this course or program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board. The Application includes 1 hour of credit, of which 0.5 hour has been applied for in the area of legal ethics.

 

*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 or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov.

 

No other time has been authorized for this event.

 

Learn about the PTOS and become a member at www.ptos.org.

Send membership questions to membership@ptos.org.

Announcements

PTOS Family Feud Survey


PTOS will be hosting a PTOS Family Feud during the month of February.  Please take a few minutes to answer the survey; since, as you all know, we need people to answer survey questions to get the answers.  The questions are specifically drafted with PTOS and USPTO members in mind.  Additionally, if you would like to be considered as a contestant to play in the live game, let us know at the bottom of the survey.  The date of the contest will be announced at a later date. 

The survey can be found at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7chgt6y


 


If you have any questions about the survey or the game in general feel free to contact Shelby.Turner1@USPTO.GOV or Ryan.Clark3@USPTO.GOV.

Announcements

Dear PTOS members:

 

The 2021 Election will take place next week, from January 12-14.  Please keep an eye out on January 12 for an email containing your login information for the electronic voting system.  To add evote@ptos.org to your Safe Senders list in Outlook, go to the Home Tab, click Junk, then Junk E-mail Options, and then the Safe Senders tab.  If you will not have access to your USPTO email from January 12-14, and would still like to vote in the election, please send an email to evote@ptos.org by Friday, January 8, and provide your personal email address.

 

Information about some of the candidates is available here: https://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2021_election.html

 

Slate of Candidates for 2021 PTOS Election (Asterisk denotes incumbent)

 

President: Rebecca Eisenberg

Vice President: Luther Behringer, Kang Hu, Seahvosh Nikmanesh

Secretary: Ryan Clark*

Administrator: Luther Behringer, David Lotter*

Treasurer: Matthew Troutman*

 

At Large (10 positions)

 

Jessica Arble*, Luther Behringer*, Philip Bonzell*, Ryan Clark, Alex DeVito, Ryan Donlon*, Rebecca Eisenberg, Stephan Essex*, Joseph Greenlund, Kang Hu*, William Kim, Anne Kozak, Jasper Kwoh, Anand Loharikar, Catherine Loikith, Angela Nguyen, Seahvosh Nikmanesh, Jeffrey O’Brien, Neel Patel, Keith Raymond, Juan Rivas, Brandon Rosati, Joshua Schwartz, Holly Thurman, Matthew Troutman, Shelby Turner*, Stephen Yanchuk

 

Alexandria HQ / Shirlington / Hoteling Representatives

 

TC 1600 (2 positions): Vacant

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

TC 2100 (2 positions): Selene Haedi*

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

TC 2600 (2 positions): Joshua Schwartz*

TC 2800 (2 positions): David Lotter

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

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

OCFO/OCAO/OCIO/OPIM (1 position): Vacant    

Trademarks (2 positions): Cheryl Butler*, Monique Watts*

Director’s Office / PTAB /  Policy and International Affairs (1 position): Vacant

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

 

Regional Representatives (must be voted by non-hoteling employees officially located on campus at the respective regional office)

 

MWRO (Detroit): Vacant

RMRO (Denver): Katie Gerth*

TXRO (Dallas): Samantha Abraham

SVRO (San Jose): Jay Huang*

Announcements

Paella Cooking Class with Chef Danny Lledó
The most-awarded paella chef in the United States
and owner of Valencian fine-dining restaurant Xiquet
                                  https://chefdannylledo.com/
                                                
Join us Wednesday January, 27th @ 7pm EST via Zoom to learn the Chef’s secrets for making the notoriously tricky
– and notoriously delicious – Spanish national dish!  Additionally, Chef Danny will mail a paella essentials kit right to your door so you can cook like a pro.

** FINE PRINT **  Participants receive a 1-hour, personal tutorial in the fine art of paella from the world-renowned chef, who hails from Valencia, the cradle of the famous dish.  This Zoom class will be broadcast from Xiquet’s wood-fire kitchen with Zoom links given approximately 24 hours prior to class.  Additionally, a paella essentials kit will be delivered to your door to use with the Chef’s recipe.  NOTE: Perishable/common food items will not be shipped and those must be sourced yourself.  An email containing quantities and preparation instructions for the participant-sourced ingredients will be sent out at the reservation deadline date.

Paella Essentials kit:
1 bottle of Los Aljibes Olive Oil 500ml., 1 kilo of Tartana Bomba Rice, 70g Las Hermanas Sweet Paprika, 1g Afgan Saffron

Participant-Sourced Ingredients List:
Chicken, Green Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, Tomato, Salt, Chicken Stock

 PTOS Members Only – Cost $25 ($90 value)
 Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php
 Valid and current mailing address required in your account in order to receive the Paella Essentials Kit
 Limited to first 40 reservations (one per PTOS member)
 Must reserve by 3pm on Wednesday, January 20th 2021

 

Questions, please contact: kyle.armstrong@uspto.gov

 

This is a No Other-Time event

The use of Zoom must be on personal devices ONLY

Announcements

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

The only pain we will feel this NYE is the champagne!

Bring your bubbly personality to celebrate the end of 2020 together at

8 P.M. ET on December 31, 2020.

 

We will very briefly discuss the Veuve Doussot Champagne Ernestine Brut 2015 from the fall wine package. The remainder of the event will be a casual virtual hangout.

If you didn’t order the package, or made some pour life decisions and drank your bottle, No Worries! Pick up a bottle of Champs and get ready to feel the good vibes.

 

Pairing Suggestions: French Fries! We will be picking up Five Guys (non-Cajun) and McDonalds French Fries to see which pairs best.

Other great pairings are brie cheese or fried chicken!

 

Attire: Please feel encouraged to join us in your NYE best!

 

DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE YOUR WORK COMPUTER FOR THIS EVENT

 

Join Zoom Meeting

Topic: New Year's Eve Toast

Time: Dec 31, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81728290277?pwd=TW0vS1FzTERRL1hqaE5jOERsbGFWZz09

 

Meeting ID: 817 2829 0277

Passcode: Cheers

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 817 2829 0277

Passcode: 368391

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc8Eqgi9c4

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

PTOS Holiday Trivia Extravaganza brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

Join PTOS for individual Trivia during the latter half of December and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win.  Each time you play in a Trivia event will count as one entry into the raffle. 

 

All trivia events will start 12/22/20 at 5pm ET and will be open through 1/4/2021.  Feel free to play any or all of the events during that timeframe.

 

Holiday Trivia event link

 

Holiday Movie Trivia event link

 

Year in Review 2020 Trivia event link

 

Each of the above links is unique to the specific trivia event.  A Countdown timer will be displayed to show when the Trivia event will start.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

Announcements

PTOS Re-Introduces $1 online movies* through FandangoNOW

 

*To participate, for more details and receive a Promo Code, sign-up at:
https://reservations.ptos.org/index.php

 

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

Promo Codes will be emailed out starting 12/21/20 and will expire 3/31/21.

 

FandangoNOW Promotional Code (“Code”) is good towards the rental of any movie (excluding “Home Premieres”, Premium Video On Demand, or any other early release window content) on FandangoNOW.com and via participating FandangoNOW apps and devices (up to $6 total value). You may be required to pay taxes separately. Code expires on 3/31/2021. You must have a Fandango VIP account to redeem your Code. Fandango VIP is free to join. Credit card may be required for transactions on FandangoNOW.com. Code must be redeemed to your Fandango VIP account or entered at checkout to receive discount. One Code per transaction. If lost or stolen, cannot be replaced. No cash value, except as required by law. Not valid with any other offer. One-time use only. Not for resale; void if sold or exchanged. If the cost of rental is more than maximum value of the Code, then user must pay the difference. Any price difference between cost of rental and maximum value of the Code will not be refunded. Offer valid in U.S. and D.C., excluding U.S. territories and where prohibited by law. Fandango and Fandango Loyalty Solutions, LLC are not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this offer. The redemption of the Code is subject to Fandango’s Terms and Policies at www.fandango.com/terms-and-policies.

 

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

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

 PTOS HOLIDAY CIDER OFFER
** Shipment available ONLY to the below listed states in the US **
AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, NB, NH, NM, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WI
(In some states not all zip codes are eligible for shipping)

 

 

 


12 Hard Ciders from around the United States offer an incredible diversity of flavor and run the gambit from bone dry to bracingly sweet. Wine may get more media attention but the world of cider certainly has a broader offering of tastes and aromas.
*Actual product included subject to change based on availability*
PTOS Members Only – Cost $25
Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org
Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the box
Limited to the first 60 PTOS Members to reserve a package (one per member)
Must reserve by 12 EST pm on December 18, 2020.


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

TXRO-PTOS Virtual Trivia Night Happy Hour with Beverage Delivery Gift

 

What do I get?

For $5, Texas Regional Office (TXRO)-PTOS members can get a beverage (valued up to $15) delivered for free from Instacart. If they deliver it to you, we will send it (check their site/app)!

How does it work?

TXRO-PTOS members can pay $5 fee and enter their choice beverage on https://reservations.ptos.org/.

When will I get it?

Delivery will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 between 1:00PM-4:00PM CST.

 

Where and when is the virtual happy hour?

Webex on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 5:00PM-6:00PM CST

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=b0782ec4217bffd5cbb6bd2ac4ee0913

Access Information

Meeting Number: 993 391 310

Meeting Password: 84257232

 

***WHILE SUPPLIES LAST***

 

This event is considered off-duty and no other time has been approved.

 

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or david.lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Meet the Producers: Dr. Konstantine Frank of Finger Lakes, NY

 

This email is to notify you to RSVP & Order your wine package now at:

https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?products_id=73&osCsid=4qhrq5dfam3nqe42h0476eu694

 

Dr. Konstantine Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge, and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

 

On Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30pm ET we will meet virtually to discuss wine, louse, and history with Meghan Frank of Dr. Frank vineyard of NY.

 

Package with PTOS discount $50

2016 Blanc de Noirs (Sparkling) - MSRP $39.99

2019 Dry Riesling – MSPRP $16.99

Shipping included

 

*NOTE* Cannot ship to AL, AK, AR, DE, GA, HI, KY, LA, MS, NE, OK, RI, UT

 

Total number of participants have been limited to 20.

If tickets run out and you did not get your order, email

Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV

Subject: “Wine”

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have friends & family that would like to participate? Perfect!

Share this link with them: https://www.drfrankwines.com/vva-virtual-tasting/

Use "VVA" at checkout for discounted shipping.

Must be 21+

 

 

We have a MSTeams page through PTOS where we discuss wine events in the area.

If you’d like to join the wine conversation/talk about events in the DC area, feel welcome to join:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3aa8d62e052f3642bfa1f9fc236cdca921%40thread.skype/Wine%2520Club?groupId=8dc245b2-c266-483c-a6ab-0812d084b78b&tenantId=ff4abfe9-83b5-4026-8b8f-fa69a1cad0b8

 

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

6th Annual IP Attaché Career Roundtable

 

Thursday, December 17, 9:30 a.m. ET – 10:30 a.m. ET

 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/AxGWD8

 

Note: look out for the WebEx link next week after registration.

 

Attending the event will be ten IP Attachés stationed in different regions of the world, as well as the Director of the IP Attaché Program, Dominic Keating.  IP Attachés advocate to improve IP protection and enforcement internationally for the benefit of U.S. stakeholders.  Learn from and meet these international IP professionals and hear first-hand what their job entails and what it takes to become an IP Attaché.  There will be time for Qs & As during the event.

 

To learn more about the IP Attaché program, visit https://www.uspto.gov/ip-policy/ip-attache-program

 

*No other time is provided for this event.*

Announcements

 Beeradvocate Extreme Beer Fest
Feb. 5 and 6, 2021 (5-8 p.m. PST both days)
** Shipment available ONLY to the below listed states in the US **
** (AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, NB, ND, NH, NM, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WI) **

 

 


PTOS Members Only – Cost $35
Sign-up at https://reservations.ptos.org
Must use valid and current mailing address in your account in order to receive the box
Limited to the first 100 PTOS Members to reserve a package (one per member)
Must reserve by 5pm on December 16, 2020.


Extreme Beer Fest: Cyberspace Package
Each package includes:
• A hand-curated box of extreme beers from ten (10) breweries shipped to your door from Half Time; perfect for couples or for sharing with your pod
• Two BeerAdvocate-branded Govino tasting cups; our standard fest cup to make you feel nostalgic for our in-person fests
• Shipping and handling
• Access to view both live tasting/hangout sessions
• Access to a private discussion forum
• A discount code for purchasing official Extreme Beer Fest: Cyberspace gear while supplies last
• For more information https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/

No Other time is provided for this event.

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

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

Announcements

JPTOS Job Announcement: Artistic Editor
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
107 S. West st #809 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314

Artistic Editor
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 Artistic Editor of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

QUALIFICATIONS
• The Artistic Editor must be an active member of the Society.
• Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.
• Experience in typesetting or layout preferred.
•    Responsibilities will require attending monthly Board of Governor meetings

DUTIES
• The Artistic Editor shall be responsible for working with the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) to develop the layout and artistic material of the Journal, typesetting the journal articles in coordination with the EIC and assistant editors, and helping to generate artistic features in the print or digital journal.  The Artistic director shall serve as a non-voting member of the Board of Governors and will work with the EIC and Board of Governors regarding business matters; shall provide monthly reports as set forth in the Standing Rules; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Governors.  In addition, the Artistic Editor will work with the EIC to manage artistic and layout content of the journal including logo, artistic design, content layout, publishing layout, web art, formatting advertisements, and ensuring the proper ads get placed in each issue.  The Artistic Editor shall also be proficient in publishing software used by the Journal or provide alternatives to the following: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Mactext, Lyx, Microsoft Word to Lyx converters, and Adobe Illustrator.  Additional joint responsibilities include reviewing layouts, determining updates to content and layout, and streamlining transition of articles to final publication.  The Artistic Editor shall also be jointly responsible for coordination of social media related activities and will coordinate with the Web Editor regarding digital content and artwork.  Finally, the Artistic Editor shall gather and organize data and documents pertaining to tools and techniques needed to develop journal materials in coordination with the other staff and volunteers. 

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
(571) 270-3522

DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on December 18, 2020

Announcements

DENVER PTOS Holiday Hoorah

With 2020 winding down PTOS would like to provide you with some Holiday cheer by offering “presents” for only $5! We have hand selected 11 wonderful options for you to choose from, it will certainly be hard to pick just one.

RSVP and Pay $5 by C.O.B. on Friday December 11, 2020 at reservations.ptos.org by selecting the Holiday Hoorah “present” you would like to receive shipped to your home!

Make sure your shipping address is correct when signing up and that you selected your Holiday Hoorah “present” from the drop down box.

From Denver PTOS we hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season!

If you have any questions, contact Katie Gerth at Katie.gerth@uspto.gov or (303)297-4602

Announcements
It bubbles, it sparkles, it is a fan favorite! Come explore sparkling wine of France outside of the Champagne region. THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 @ 7:30P EST Do you want to know the difference between Crémant, Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and Sparkling wine? We will put together a clear illustration of all the different types of sparkling wines and put a location to the names. We will also be taking a deeper dive into the different Crémant regions of France and highlighting some key differences. *The Fall Wine Bottle Package Included the bottles we will be sampling* 1. Aimery Sparkling Crémant de Limoux Rosé 2. Domaine Fernand Engel Crémant d'Alsace If you didn’t order the fall wine package…or if you did and you already drank your bubbles…No Worries! Pick up any Crémant and join us! We will be going over some awesome information and would love to hear how your specific bottle is different or similar during the open discuss portion of the event. It is best not to drink on an empty stomach! Cheese pairings: Brie! So good. Food: French fries are king. You can skip the rest of the meal, just order fries from McDonalds, Five Guys, and Wendy’s and have a side by side ‘Which fast food fry pairs best with my Crémant”. But seriously, fried chicken, fried potatoes, pizza, macaroni & cheese, breaded fish, Lobster, all good choices. Glassware: Universal glass or white wine glass. Wine Flute is acceptable but we will discuss the hesitation to recommend it during the lecture Temperature: Chilled. 1oC is what we typically serve it All events are recorded. Two ways to view. WebEx is perfect for those who wish to use their webcams and interact after the formal lecture portion. YouTube is available for those who can’t make the live event or who do not wish to use the collaborative tools of WebEx. Live streaming: https://youtu.be/UsgiXinPKcY “Wine Broski” channel. For WebEx, please use panelist login. Please mute yourself upon entry. Event address for panelists: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=eeb4b75ed731b9e29a40405ace4498eaa Date and time: Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Panelist password: Ch@mpa&neH Event address for attendees: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e690e63f768ebb01d96617bf438244d43 Event number: 199 660 3470 Event password: Ch@mpa&ne We have a MSTeams page through PTOS where we discuss wine events in the area. If you’d like to join the conversation and talk about events in the DC area, feel welcome to join: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3aa8d62e052f3642bfa1f9fc236cdca921%40thread.skype/Wine%2520Club?groupId=8dc245b2-c266-483c-a6ab-0812d084b78b&tenantId=ff4abfe9-83b5-4026-8b8f-fa69a1cad0b8 NOTE: 1. NO other time is provided for this event 2. Participation is considered “off duty” time 3. Live streaming via YouTube should be with personal device ONLY For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”
Announcements

Correction Notice: Requirements for the Regional Office Representative positions now reflect the updates made prior to the 2020 Election.

 

You can have a voice in PTOS!

 

Turn in your nominating petition form between November 23 - December 15 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2021 election.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

Positions for which all PTOS members are eligible:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

At Large Representative (10 positions available)

 

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

 

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

OCFO / OCAO / OCIO / OPIM (1 position)

Trademarks (2 positions)

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

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

 

Regional Office Representative Positions (Member may be on campus at the respective regional office OR hoteling, but must be nominated by employees located on campus at the respective Regional Office.  Member may NOT submit petitions for BOTH a Regional Rep position and an Alexandria HQ / Shirlington / Hoteling Rep position):

 

Midwest Regional Office (1 position)

Rocky Mountain Regional Office (1 position)

Silicon Valley Regional Office (1 position)

Texas Regional Office (1 position)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2021_election.html to get your nominating petition form.

 

Completed forms must be submitted to robert.fuller@uspto.gov by 3:00PM E.T. on December 15, 2020.

 

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 12-14, 2021.

 

Announcements

TXRO-PTOS Food Delivery Gift 

 

What do I get?

You can select from one of the following:

- Cajun Mild Deep Fried Turkey (https://www.goldbelly.com/uncle-rays-fried-turkeys/17542-cajun-mild-deep-fried-turkey?search_id=31326777&ref=search)

- Cajun Spicy Deep Fried Turkey (https://www.goldbelly.com/uncle-rays-fried-turkeys/17542-cajun-spicy-deep-fried-turkey?search_id=31326777&ref=search)

- New Haven-Style Pizza (https://www.goldbelly.com/zuppardis-apizza/choose-your-own-new-haven-style-pizza-6-pack?ref=merchant)

 

How does it work?

TXRO-PTOS members can pay a $10 fee and enter their choice of food from the selection on https://reservations.ptos.org/.

 

When will I get it?

Turkey delivery: anytime between 11/25 to 12/31

Pizza delivery: anytime between 12/10 to 12/31

 

***WHILE SUPPLIES LAST***

 

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or david.lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

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

"The Great Inlfuenza: the Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History" by John M. Barry

https://cwms-wb-app101.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=8359055e5c8ab49e24eca6b7874945fd&siteurl=meetings
Meeting Number: 990 900 155
Meeting Password: 434833

Tuesday,  December 15, 2020 @ 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
LYNN BRISTOL: LYNN.BRISTOL@USPTO.GOV (PTOS)

Announcements

Join Denver PTOS for a happy hour on Tuesday, November 24 @ 5pm.

 

During the HH there will be chances to win a prize if you win BINGO.

 

For $10 you will receive one of four alcohol packages of your choosing and a $15 Papa Murphy’s gift card.

 

RSVP by November 6th C.O.B. at www.reservations.ptos.org

 

Must live in Denver Metro to get the alcohol packages delivered to your house or pick them up from Denver.

 

Please make sure that the address in the account information matches the address you would like the pizza to be delivered to.  

 

WINE (187ml bottles)

·         Freixenet Carta Nevada Brut

·         Bolla Pinot Grigio

·         Cavit Pinot Noir

·         Carmenet Cabernet Reserve

 

BEER (6-pack)

·         Crooked Stave Sour Rosé

·         Odell Sipping Pretty

·         Crooked Stave Seasonal Brett Saison Variant

·         Victory Sour Monkey Sour Tripel

 

WHISKEY (50ml bottles)

·         Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

·         Four Roses Single Barrel

·         Woodford Reserve

·         Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

 

TEQUILA (50ml bottles)

·         Maestro Dobel Diamante

·         El Silencio Espadin Mezcal

·         Casamigos Blanco

·         Suerte Anejo Tequila

 

 

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

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

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

 

Katie Gerth has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

PTOS Pizza & Drinks

Host: Katie Gerth

 

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

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=7952de4e9aae9f866b26270732b2d3ab

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 998 531 388

Meeting Password: 536443

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

998 531 388

 

 

 

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

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=7c30162ef5528665563ab36b19781591

 

Delivering the power of collaboration

The meetings.uspto.gov team

Announcements

TXRO-PTOS Virtual Happy Hour with Beverage Delivery Gift

 

What do I get?

For $5, Texas Regional Office (TXRO)-PTOS members can get a beverage (valued up to $15) delivered for free from totalwine.com.

How does it work?

TXRO-PTOS members can pay $5 fee and enter their choice beverage on https://reservations.ptos.org/.

When will I get it?

Delivery will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 between 1:00PM-4:00PM CST.

 

Where and when is the virtual happy hour?

Webex on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 5:00PM-6:00PM CST

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=0b8fb504792a4e0d972016940e761fd5

Access Information

Meeting Number: 996 660 361

Meeting Password: 84257232

 

This event is considered off-duty and no other time has been approved.

 

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or david.lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

Announcements

Subject: Portugal Lecture & Wine Tasting

 

Oct 29 @ 7:30ET

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED FOR WEBCAM!

 

From Lisbon to Port, come get an overview of the wine regions of Portugal & the UNESCO world heritage sites of Portugal.

We will be looking at the history and land of Portugal through the exploration of wine.

 

Everyone is welcome to join this FREE lecture!

Join us for a virtually guided lecture & wine tasting.

Don’t have the Quinta do Vallado from the Fall wine package? No Problem!

Pick up a field blend or a Touriga Nacional and analyze the similarities and differences between your bottle and ours.

 

Looking to enjoy a glass of wine before the lecture with your dinner? Here’s some food pairing ideas:

The deep colored Touriga Nacional has a viscous nature and minerality that brings the sanguine color and texture into balance.

Bring out the flavors of the wine with rosemary and tarragon in your potatoes or protein of choice.

 

Specific Dishes:

Asian – Robata grilled beef with rice and mushrooms

European – Cassoulet with duck, sausage, and beans

American – Coffee crusted prime rib or beef with roast fingerling potatoes (including rosemary)

 

Join With your Webcam!

WebEx Login: https://uspto.webex.com/uspto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e85fc7b1688ec4a35367480e74b8e586f

Event Number: 199 218 8037

Event Pass: 6FanYb

Audio Only: 1-415-527-5035     Access Code: 199 218 8037

 

Stream only:

YouTube Channel “Wine Broski”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToUqV7rywIM

 

For more information about this event and all upcoming events being offered:

https://veniviniamici.wixsite.com/home/post/nov-newsletter-of-totally-awesome-events

 

If you’ve read this much, you’re total awesome! We have a MSTeams page through PTOS where we discuss wine events in the area.

If you’d like to join the conversation and talk about events in the DC area, feel welcome to join:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3aa8d62e052f3642bfa1f9fc236cdca921%40thread.skype/Wine%2520Club?groupId=8dc245b2-c266-483c-a6ab-0812d084b78b&tenantId=ff4abfe9-83b5-4026-8b8f-fa69a1cad0b8

 

 

NOTE:

1.       NO other time is provided for this event

2.       Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

Announcements

**NOW ONLINE: Amy Herman’s The Art of Perception**

If you missed Amy’s presentation or are interested in watching it again, please click the link below.

 

PTOS Link to Video: https://www.ptos.org/committees/education/amy_herman_lecture.html

 

PTOS Presents:

    Amy Herman’s The Art of Perception

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

plan for unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

    Program Description

    More About Amy Herman

    Recent Article from The Telegraph

 

     NO other time is authorized for this event.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join the Denver VEO’s to meet some of the new class, Costume Contest, and Happy Hour.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

WebEx Info:

Subject: RMRO Halloween Happy Hour of Horror

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

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Announcements

 

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

 

Event address for attendees:

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

Date and time:

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

Duration:

2 hours

Description:

Patent & Trademark Office Society - Virtual Bingo

Event number:

199 231 2197

Event password:

PTOS2020

 

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

Play Bingo for a chance to win gift cards.

 

Questions please contact David Lotter, Seahvosh Nikmanesh or Robert Hodge

 

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

 

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

PTOS Nationwide Pizza Night  9/28/2020

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Please direct any questions to Seahvosh Nikmanesh and Robert Hodge

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

Announcements

Subject: Wine Lectures & Fall Wine Selection

 

Hello,

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

 

Who we are

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

The Setup

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Why is now the best time to join in?

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Limit to the first 40 Verified active PTOS members.

Last date for purchase gift certificate: Sept 23

Last date to order package from WTSO: Sept 25

 

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

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

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

Save the Dates:

[Fall Wine Order] Oct 6: Frosé PartYaY!

[Fall Wine Order] Oct 8: Rosé Lecture

[Fall Wine Order] Oct 29: Portugal Lecture

[On Your Own] Nov 19: BoJo Nouveau Day

[Fall Wine Order] Dec 10: Tour de Crémant

[Fall Wine Order] Dec 31: Vintage Champagne Toast

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

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

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

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

 

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

PTOS Silicon Valley Virtual Pizza Night – 8/20

 

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

 

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

 

Where: WebEx

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

Meeting Number: 997 535 679

Meeting Password: 235755

 

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

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

Announcements

Dinner to go box at Sweet Fire Donnas!

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

PTOS Members Only – Cost $5/member

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

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

Must reserve by 3pm on August 13, 2020.

 

 

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

 

Your Choice of:

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Texas Beef Sausage Sandwich

Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Choice of One Side and One Bottled Soda:

 

https://sweetfiredonnas.com/menu.htm

 

 

 

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

 

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

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

 

 

Announcements

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Where:  Online via WebEx:

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

Access Information

Meeting Number: 995 434 941

Meeting Password: 635628

Announcements

PTOS August Trivia brought to you by the PTOS Social Committee

 

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

 

Trivia events will take place:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Announcements

PTOS Presents:

    Amy Herman’s The Art of Perception

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

plan for unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

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

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

  

    Event address:

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

    Date and time:

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

   Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

    Description:

PTOS Presents: Amy Herman's The Art of Perception

    Event number:

199 935 1431

    Event password:

virtual

 

    Program Description

    More About Amy Herman

    Recent Article from The Telegraph

 

     NO other time is authorized for this event.

 

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

   

 

Announcements

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

 

Webcam use is encouraged

 

Open for all to attend

 

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

 

 

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

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How to Participate

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

2.    WebEx:

a.    You can use your work computer

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

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

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

 

HOW TO SET UP GOOGLE VOICE ON YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

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

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

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

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

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

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

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 997 312 951

Meeting Password: 868434

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

997 312 951

 

 

 

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

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

 

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Announcements

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

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

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

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

 

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

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Live Event: Community Day IP Attaché Program Q&A

 

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

 

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

 

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Time: 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

 

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

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

Announcements

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

 

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

"I don't drink white wines"

"I only drink red wines"

"Does Bordeaux even make white wines?"

 

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

White wines are a wonderful tool to test the senses.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

How to Participate

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

2.      WebEx:

a.      You can use your work computer

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

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

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

 

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

All are welcome to join us!

 

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

Aug 6 @ 730ET

 

NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

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

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Wine Club: Bordeaux White Exploration

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

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

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

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 995 979 942

Meeting Password: 429554

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

995 979 942

 

 

 

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

https://meetings.uspto.gov/orion/meeting/meetingInfo?MTID=5738a766ca029e90b3a0d33353f09806

 

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

"Midnight in Chernobyl" by Adam Higginbotham

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

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

Announcements

Virtual Beer & Cheese Experience

August 4, 2020 @ 7 PM ET

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

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

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

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

Must reserve by 3pm on July 21, 2020.

 

 

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

 

No Other time is provided for this event.

 

Participation is considered “off duty” time.

 

The use of Zoom should be on personal devices ONLY

 

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

Announcements

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

 

Week 4 Trivia Theme – 60’s & 70’s

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Announcements

**DENVER*** PTOS VIRTUAL BEER TASTING

 

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

 

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

 

How:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Katie Gerth has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

Denver PTOS Virtual Beer Tasting

Host: Katie Gerth

 

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

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

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 995 676 634

Meeting Password: 874529

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

995 676 634

 

 

 

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

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

 

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Thur 7/9 Virtually Guided Wine Tasting & Lecture

 

July 9: Wine & Chocolate

7:30P ET

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

Prepare to have your mind blown!

 

We will be discussing food pairings.

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

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

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

 

 

****Save the Dates****

July 23: Bordeaux Whites

Aug 6 Italian Whites

 

For more information and upcoming lectures:

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

 

 

NOTE:

1.      NO other time is provided for this event

2.      Participation is considered “off duty” time

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

 

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

 

Stephen Yanchuk has scheduled this WebEx meeting.

 

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

Host: Stephen Yanchuk

 

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

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

 

Access Information

 

Meeting Number: 995 520 159

Meeting Password: 535552

 

Audio Connection

 

5712705000 (CWMS Call In)

 

Access Code:

995 520 159

 

 

Announcements

PTOS and APANET proudly present our first ever

Virtual Law School Fair!

 

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

You may register in advance using the link below:

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

Event number:            199 049 5114

Event password:          YEfimXtP324

 

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

 

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

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

George Washington University Law School

Regent University School of Law

Rutgers Law School

Seton Hall University School of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

University of Richmond School of Law

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (tentative)

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Widener University Commonwealth Law School

 

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