Welcome to the FY2024 Oktoberfest!


October 3 from 4-7 p.m.

Clara Barton Auditorium

Free entry & free refreshments for members

- bring your card for speedy entry -


Questions regarding this event, please contact

Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov, Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov, David.Lotter@uspto.gov


Dallas PTOS End Of The Fiscal Year Social Event


TopGolf – The Colony

3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 starting 6:00PM


*** RSVP via email to neel.patel@uspto.gov by Monday, September 25th ***


Drinks and food will be sponsored by PTOS.

Golfing time will be limited based on the turnout.

Non-members can sign up at the event.

Questions?  Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov or david.lotter@uspto.gov

Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org


Assistant 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 Assistant Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.


This position is salaried – compensation is $300 (three hundred dollars)/month.  This position is not a voting position on the Board of Governors.



                     The Assistant Editor-in-Chief  (EiC) must be an active member of the Society.

                     Posses or actively pursuing a Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited institution. Those currently pursuing their degree must have successfully completed their 1L year.

                     Demonstrated skillset to perform the duties as noted below.

                     Must be capable of editing legal articles using the Bluebook System of Citation.

                     Must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.

                     Prior Journal experience is preferred, but not required.



  • The Assistant Editor-in-Chief shall assist the Editor-in-Chief in article procurement and selection, editing articles, preparing articles for typesetting, reviewing the typeset copy, and preparing the final copy for print and distribution. Generally this amounts to between 6 to 10 articles per issue.
  • The Assistant Editor-in-Chief shall also assist the Editor-in-Chief in working with the Journal staff on the layout and publication requirements of the Journal.
  • The Assistant Editor-in-Chief shall aid the Editor-in-Chief in recruiting, training, and managing a staff of volunteer Article Editors.



  • This post is an at-will position with an initial term of one (1) year. Said term is renewable with approval by the Board of Governors without a need for reapplying.



•           All applicants must submit a resume qualifications statement.

•           A personal interview conducted by the Editor-in-Chief is 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.




Joshua Schwartz, Executive Director exec.dir@jptos.org                (571) 270-7494

DEADLINE – 5:00PM (Eastern) October 9, 2023

Any questions should be directed to Joshua Schwartz (contact information above)

Friday, October 6th Lunch 12-1 pm, Curling 1-3 pm Rock Creek Curling 1405 Overlook Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026 $30 per member, $80 for non-members Sign-up by Sept 22nd at reservations.ptos.org Contact Allison Bourke for information about this event: Allison.bourke@uspto.gov
FUEL UP FOR THE FISCAL YEAR WITH PTOS Madison Lower Atrium · September 20th 2023 @ 8:00-10:00 AM ET FREE COFFEE (OR TEA) & A LIGHT SNACK For PTOS members only ·while supplies last contact: Ryan.Donlon@uspto.gov or Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov *YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIP AT THE EVENT.
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