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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

Meeting Number: 997 535 679

Meeting Password: 235755


How: Create an account at 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.



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

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:



No Other time is provided for this event.


Participation is considered “off duty” time.


Questions, please contact,,  or




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:

Access Information

Meeting Number: 995 434 941

Meeting Password: 635628


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 on the day of the event to participate.


Questions, please contact,, or



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:

    Date and time:

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


1 hour 30 minutes


PTOS Presents: Amy Herman's The Art of Perception

    Event number:

199 935 1431

    Event password:



    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



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