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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

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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.

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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*

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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.

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