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


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.


The Wine Bottles



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


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:

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

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”


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.


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 or Anne at


No other time has been authorized for this event.


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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:


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.


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 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 by Friday, January 8, and provide your personal email address.


Information about some of the candidates is available here:


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*

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