Dear PTOS Membership:


There is a vacancy on the 2022 Board of Directors for the position of TC2800 Representative, for the term ending February 2023.  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. TC2800 Representative).  A nomination form for this purpose can be found here: https://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2022_election.html.  Nomination forms should be emailed to both robert.fuller@uspto.gov and thane.underdahl@uspto.gov by Friday, Aug 26th at 3PM Eastern.


Career Development Series

As a Volunteer Employee Organization (VEO), PTOS Education Committee presents:


Upcoming FREE training for VEO leaders and members, including a three-part series of career development workshops!


Part I: Three Ways Hybrid is Shaking Up Career Development and How to Adapt


Looking for a post-pandemic roadmap to career advancement while working remotely?


Join us August 18, 1:30-2:30 ET, as we discuss the effects of hybrid-first work on career development. From recreating ‘casual collisions’ in the pantry to getting the lighting right in your home office, learn how to be successful in a virtual workplace.



  • How to get more face time when coming into the office less
  • Why traditional networking doesn’t work in hybrid and what to do instead
  • How to exude confidence on-screen for big presentations and interviews, even if you’re an introvert


RSVP Today. All sessions are hosted virtually and will be recorded. So even if you can’t make it, RSVP and we’ll send you a link to the recording.


There is No Other Time for this series.


If you have questions, please contact:

Amber (from USPTO Talent Acquisition) at amber.beam@uspto.gov or

Cathy (from PTOS Education Committee) at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov


Charlottesville, VA Happy Hour!


Come join us at Kardinal Hall on Friday, August 5 from 5-7!



722 Preston Ave Charlottesville VA 22902


Enjoy a beverage on PTOS!


Non‐members can sign up for membership at the event.


Contact Luther for information about this event: Luther.Behringer2@uspto.gov


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. 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 do not attend.


This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by the USPTO.  It is not an official USPTO activity, and your participation is voluntary and at your own risk.



The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents


Ethics for Trademark Attorneys: Lessons from Arguing at the Supreme Court and from Decades of Practice

Presented by John Sommer

August 10, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm ET


Trademark attorneys face many ethical issues, some of which are unique to their specialty.  One especially important issue for trademark attorneys is spotting fraudulent applications and deciding what to do about them.  Communications with unrepresented parties and investigators can create ethical issues for trademark attorneys.  Other issues may include prevention of competency problems, supervision of employees, duty of avoid misleading tribunals and civility guidelines.


To login to and/or register early for the event, please click the link below.

Event address for attendees:


Event number:

2762 124 0365

Event password:



One hour of CLE ethics credit from the Virginia State Bar has been applied for.  The Certificate of attendance will be distributed after we receive approval.


* There is no Other Time for this event.


If you have questions, please contact Cathy Loikith at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.


Patent and Trademark Office Society



Notice of Vacancy

JPTOS Board of Governors


Pursuant to Article VII, Section 2(k) of the Constitution of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, a vacancy on the Board of Governors of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society is hereby announced to all active members for the position of Governor.


Term for Governor would last for full three (3) years.


The position requires attendance (in-person or via teleconference) at monthly meetings to direct business matters of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society including publishing, advertising, staffing, and editorial content.


All those interested in this position should obtain a

Governor Application Form from Ryan Clark



Application packages must include: (1) a completed Governor Application Form, (2) a statement of qualifications for the position and/or résumé, and (3) a statement of interest in the position. 


The application deadline is 12:00 PM ET on Thursday August 11th, 2022

ryan.clark3@uspto.gov or (408) 918-7606
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