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JPTOS Job Announcement: Financial Director

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

107 S. West st #809 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314


Financial Director

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 announced to all active members of the Society in the position of Financial Director of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society.



  • The Financial Director must be an active member of the Society.
  • Demonstrated skill set to perform the duties as noted below.
  • Two years managerial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Business degree preferred.

•    Responsibilities will require attending monthly Board of Governor meetings



·         The Financial Director shall be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the Journal, handling the books, paying the bills, collecting and forwarding all monies to and from the Treasurer including the monthly appropriation, responsible for payroll activities which primarily involves acting as a liaison with the third party payroll company that manages The Journal’s employees’ salaries.  The Financial Director also prepares an annual budget for the Board of Governors and presents the Journal Budget to the Society Board.  The Financial Director is also jointly responsible for supervision of the subscription staff, research to improve existing contracts and equipment, and knowledge of the standing rules and by-laws of the Journal.  The Financial Director shall serve as a member of the Board of Governors but shall not have a vote on any measure affecting his or her compensation except for the Journal annual budget; shall serve as a member of the Society Budget and Finance Committee; shall provide monthly reports as set forth in the Standing Rules; and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Governors.  In addition, the Financial Director will manage advertiser accounts including providing quotes for advertising space, invoicing advertisers and accepting, proofing, formatting advertisements and ensuring the proper ads get placed in each issue.  The Financial Director shall also review web traffic data to determine successful advertisement campaigns and communicating findings to advertisers.  Additional joint responsibilities include receiving and enter new membership applications into membership database, invoicing existing members and receiving and applying renewal payments, and canceling memberships for nonpayment or upon request.  The Financial Director shall also be jointly responsible for coordination of social media related activities including gathering topics of interest and developing and posting content to Social Network feed and tracking / analyzing readership and followers to improve content.  Finally, the Financial Director shall gather and organize data and documents for annual tax filings, postal filings, and various other legal filings as well as manage and keep up to date on all relevant copyright permissions and approvals. 



•             All applicants must submit their qualifications statement.

•             A personal interview conducted by the Board of Governors may be 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.




Josephine Chang             

(571) 270-3522


DEADLINE --  5:00 PM on February 3, 2020


PTOS Annual Meeting 2020

The Three Habits
Finding Success in an Innovative World

Keynote Speaker: Rick Hamilton

Optum Senior Distinguished Engineer

Rick Hamilton is recognized as the 18th most prolific inventor in the world as of January 2020, as a named inventor on over 955 issued US patents.  Rick works broadly across UnitedHealth Group’s strategic initiatives—machine learning, genomics, blockchain, IoT, and cybersecurity—to reach Optum’s goals of helping people live healthier lives and making healthcare work better.  Rick has spoken in over 35 countries on innovation, IP management, and emerging technologies, and today, he shares thoughts and perspectives on how we can each become more innovative in our professional and personal lives.


Join the Event!


February 25, 2020 at 10 am EST

In-Person:                                                                                    Online:

Clara Barton Auditorium                                                           TBD

Madison Building, USPTO HQ 

Light refreshments will be available for those attending in-person

*Please note 1 hour of other time is available for attending with Supervisor’s approval*
Patent employees: PNCSPA-0000-090241

Non-Patent employees: AVEORG-0065-A00151


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Ales, Apps, & Barrels of Fun!

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 20th | 7:00pm to 10:00pm



Denver Children’s Museum

2121 Children’s Museum

Denver, CO 80205


PTOS members receive their exhibit ticket for $20(normal price is $40), new members can sign up prior to the event!


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PTOS Happy Hour

@ Bistro Sancerre

French Bistro and Steakhouse

1725 Duke St

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

4:00-6:30 PM

One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

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Thursday, January 16
11:30 -12pm Delivery

PTOS members, please join in the 14th floor conference room for a 
group lunch from Cluster Truck.  Cluster Truck should deliver lunch near or before 12pm.  Members, please
order an entree for up to $11 by 3pm on Wednesday, January 15, using the links
provided in your email. 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 

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