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

Men's Tournament runs March 17th - April 6th Women's Tournament runs March 18th - April 5th

* 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:

* 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 17 & 18 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.


PaTH Happy Hour

At Tequila & Taco

540 John Carlyle St

Alexandria, VA 22314


Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 4:30-7pm

One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.


Questions?  Contact Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV 


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Volunteer with Kids & Chemistry


Location:             Bush Hill Elementary School

                            5927 Westchester St, Alexandria VA 22310


Date:                   Friday, March 6, 2020


Experiment: CO2 to the Rescue


Time:                    10 am – noon


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 and to volunteer, please contact PTOS Kids & Chemistry Co-Chair:

Curtis Mayes


Dallas PTOS Social Event



8787 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231


Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 starting 5:30PM


No drinks or food will be sponsored by PTOS.

Golfing time will be limited based on the turnout.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

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PTOS Annual Meeting 2020

The Three Habits Finding Success in an Innovative World Keynote Speaker: Rick Hamilton


Optum Senior Distinguished Engineer

Rick Hamilton is recognized as the 18th most prolific inventor in the world as of January 2020, as a named inventor on over 955 issued US patents.Rick works broadly across UnitedHealth Group’s strategic initiatives—machine learning, genomics, blockchain, IoT, and cybersecurity—to reach Optum’s goals of helping people live healthier lives and making healthcare work better. Rick has spoken in over 35 countries on innovation, IP management, and emerging technologies, and today, he shares thoughts and perspectives on how we can each become more innovative in our professional and personal lives.

Join the Event!


February 25, 2020

at 10 am EST



Clara Barton Auditorium

Madison Building, USPTO HQ



Password: PTOS2020


Light refreshments will be available for those attending in-person *Please note 1 hour of other time is available for attending with Supervisor’s approval* Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241 Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151


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