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FOR PTOS Members only - can purchase up to 2 tickets

NEW YEAR’S EVE CIRQUE du 2023 GLOBAL GALA

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:00 PM (vip) or 10:30p (ambassador) TO 2:00 AM

PRICE: $113 (ambassador) or $225 (vip) PER PERSON

Tonight, we circle the globe and touch countries from around the globe to make this a truly WORLD-WIDE WELCOME into 2023!

15 INTERNATIONAL THEMED CELEBRATIONS ~ MULTIPLE SEPARATE BALLROOMS  ~ ONE OF D.C.’s MOST LUXURIOUS LOCATIONS ~ EXCLUSIVE CIRQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE PERFORMANCES ~ LIVE BANDS, including 7 DEADLIES ~ SALUTE TO MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ~ FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR ~ MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST ~ HUGE MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP ~ D.C.’S BEST DJS ~ KARAOKE ~  STROLLING ENTERTAINERS  ~ PARTY FAVORS ~ CARICATURIST DRAWINGS ~ AFRICAN DANCE SHOW ~ THE CHINESE LION DANCE ~ LIVE IRISH DANCE SHOW ~ OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION~   INCREDIBLE HOTEL ROOM RATES ~ WHITE GLOVE SERVICE ~ VIP OPTIONS ~ MANY BARS AND STATIONS TO PREVENT LONG LINES ~ A SELL OUT EVERY YEAR ~ AND MUCH MORE!

Suggested attire:
Black Tie Optional. Suit and Tie, Cocktail Dresses at a Minimum.
 
Event hosted by PTOS International Relations Committee, working with ThingsToDoDC.
Tickets must be purchased online at https://reservations.ptos.org/
 
All Reservations must be made by Fri 12/23 @ Noon
 
Please direct any questions to Anand Loharikar (28756) or Kang Hu (01344)
 
Membership questions? Contact membership@ptos.org

Announcements

Charlottesville, VA Holiday Party!

 

Come join us at Three Notch’d Brewing Co. on Friday, December 9, from 5-7!

 

 

520 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Enjoy an appetizer and a drink at Three Notch’d Brewery!

 

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.

Announcements

Patent and Trademark Office Society
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR JUDGES WANTED!!
2023 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR (ISEF) Dallas, TX May 13-19, 2023

Each year, the PTOS provides judges for this event as a public relations gesture, to promote knowledge of patents, and encourage innovation and scientific progress by today’s youth.

Find detailed information about ISEF at https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-isef. Application forms to be an ISEF JUDGE is posted for PTOS members at http://www.ptos.org/committees/science_fair/international.html and also available from:
JULIE ANNE WATKO KNX8A75 571-272-7597 or
ALAN CHEN  571-272-4143

Applications to be an INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR JUDGE must be turned in to JULIE ANNE WATKO or ALAN CHEN by:
NOON on JANUARY 6, 2023

The categories for which judges will be selected comprise:
BIOCHEMISTRY, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION, MEDICINE & HEALTH, MICROBIOLOGY, AND PHYSICS

The judging team selected will represent the PTOS.  The judges will choose one Grand Prize winner, and several First Place award winners from over 1800 finalist entries originating from over 75 nations worldwide.  Each selected judge will gain experience by organizing volunteers for regional science fairs judged by PTOS.
Dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent & Trademark Systems

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Join the PTOS Board of Directors!

 

Turn in your nominating petition form between November 28 - December 15 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2023 election.

 

Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:

 

Positions for which all PTOS members are eligible:

 

President

Vice President

Secretary

Administrator

Treasurer

At Large Representative (10 positions available)

 

Virginia HQ / Hoteling Representative Positions (All members eligible except those listed in PALM as non-hotelers having a physical office at one of the four USPTO Regional Offices. Member must work within the respective business unit):

 

TC 1600, 1700/2900, 2100, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700 (2 from each – 16 total positions)

OCFO / OCAO / OCIO / OPIM (1 position)

Trademarks (2 positions)

Office of the Director / PTAB / Office of the General Counsel /Office of Policy & International Affairs (1 position)

OPLA/OPQA/All others not specified (1 position) – Includes Office of the Commissioner, CRU, others

 

Regional Office Representative Positions (All members eligible, but they must be nominated by members who live within a 50-mile radius of the respective Regional Office.  Members may not submit petitions for both a Regional Rep position and Virginia HQ /Hoteling Rep position):

 

Midwest Regional Office (1 position)

Rocky Mountain Regional Office (1 position)

Silicon Valley Regional Office (1 position)

Texas Regional Office (1 position)

 

Visit http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2023_election.html to get your nominating petition form and for guidelines on obtaining signatures.

 

Completed forms must be submitted to robert.fuller@uspto.gov (CC: thane.underdahl@uspto.gov) by 3:00PM E.T. on December 15, 2022.

 

While you may use USPTO email to collect nomination signatures (see guidelines at http://www.ptos.org/committees/election/2023_election.html).  USPTO email may not be used for campaigning. Violations of election bylaws can be confidentially reported to the Election Committee at evote@ptos.org.

You may submit campaign material (e.g. a flyer or a short bio with information about yourself, your history of service with PTOS, and how you envision serving the Society while in office) along with your petition form.  Your material will be posted on the Election Committee page of the PTOS website. Campaign material will be accepted for posting until 3:00 PM E.T. on Jan 3rd, 2023.

 

Voting will take place from January 10-12, 2023.

Announcements


WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE Voluntary Employee Organizations HOLIDAY SOIRÉE

RSVP to HolidayRSVP@uspto.gov

JOIN US IN PERSON FOR COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS AND DRINKS

MADISON CLARA BARTON AUDITORIUM

Monday, December 12, 2022
3 to 6 p.m. ET

Join us virtually and say "hi" to your colleagues:
https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2F_%23%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%3Ameeting_OTA0Yjk4MjktMWNiNC00ODFhLTgwYTctOTNkMjhmNTM3ZDJh%40thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%2522ff4abfe9-83b5-4026-8b8f-fa69a1cad0b8%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%252214ffd3fa-dd04-4c6d-b04a-53ee2a2c7b1d%2522%257d%26anon%3Dtrue&type=meetup-join&deeplinkId=0a9e3e7d-69b6-4bc1-bff0-c8b4cc190b50&directDl=true&msLaunch=true&enableMobilePage=false&suppressPrompt=true

Meeting ID: 236 098 824 763 Passcode: F986ZJ

family members are WELCOME

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.

Direct any questions to
Robert.Hodge@uspto.gov
Shelby.Turner1@uspto.gov  or
David.Lotter@upsto.gov
 

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