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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)

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


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


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


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.


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 or Anne at


* NO other time has been authorized for this event.


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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.



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.



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 ( by COB May 14, 2021 (5:00 PM EST). 


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.

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.

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.


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.


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