PTOS Education Committee presents Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

Trademarks & Footwear
Wednesday, July 31st from 1:30-2:30pm ET
Presented by Cynthia Lynch
Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Please join us as Judge Lynch presents a CLE on trademark cases about footwear. Judge Lynch has said, “it's a pretty active area in the courts and the TTAB, and many of the cases involve popular brands like Vans sneakers, Timberland boots, and Louboutin heels.”

Cynthia C. Lynch currently serves as the acting Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO. She also holds the position of Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School, where she teaches Trademark and Unfair Competition Law. From 2006 to 2015, she was the USPTO’s Administrator for Trademark Policy and Procedure, responsible for the development and dissemination of trademark regulations and trademark examination policy, and oversight of the Trademark Legal Policy Office and Petitions Office. She previously served as an Associate Solicitor at the USPTO for five years, where she litigated trial and appellate trademark and patent matters in the federal courts, and regularly assisted the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office on I.P. cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Before coming to the USPTO, she was an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she worked on intellectual property-based unfair import investigations. She began her legal career as a litigation associate in private practice. She has served as the Chair of the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section, and as a faculty member for the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course.

There is no Other Time available for this event.
VA CLE credit has been approved.

Questions? Please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov

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PTOS Education Committee presents:
Games You Can’t Lose:
The Mathematics of Scams and Hustles

Tuesday, July 30th from 2-3pm ET
Arthur Benjamin, PhD
Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

It’s no secret that mathematics abound in games of chance. But what about games designed to give one player a winning edge? Join us to learn the strategies of scams, plus some insightful math along the way.

For entertainment and educational purposes only. Audience members are discouraged from applying these methods to nefariously win money from unsuspecting friends or enemies!

Arthur Benjamin, PhD, Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, is recognized nationally for his ability to perform rapid mental calculations.

He has lectured and performed for audiences around the world and is the only living American with a biography in The Great Mental Calculators, Past and Present. He has published several books on how to make math both fun and easy.

He is also a professional “mathemagician” and frequently performs at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and worldwide.

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

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(Bring Your Own Mug)
Please join us for coffee, tea and light refreshments in the Jefferson Conference Center
*All of the campus community is welcome

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Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 4:30-5:30 PM (ET)
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Ann Arbor, MI
Happy Hour!

Mothfire Brewing Co.

August 1, 2024 6pm‐8pm
Mothfire Brewing Co.
713 W. Ellsworth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI

Join PTOS for a happy hour in Ann Arbor

Each member will receive one free drink
Questions? Contact

Cathy Rastovski (catherine.rastovski@uspto.gov) or Rob Hodge (Robert.Hodge@USPTO.GOV)

PTOS members must present their PTOS membership card to attend OR please
contact the event organizer in advance to verify your membership status.

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