Spokane, WA Happy Hour!


Come join us at Snow Eater Brewing Company

on Friday, April 12, from 2-4!



2325 N. McKinzie Lane, Liberty Lake, WA 99019


Enjoy a beverage on PTOS!


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


Contact Daphne for information about this event:



The PTOS Education Committee proudly presents Continuing Legal Education (CLE):

Powerful Techniques for Negotiating with Your Counterpart

Presented by Susan Borke

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 from 3-4pm ET


Once you are negotiating with your counterpart in real time–in the room, on a call, over video–how do you use your preparation to the best effect?  In this class, you will learn specific behaviors and actions to create maximum value for you and your counterpart, including how to:

•          Understand where to place focus in a negotiation;

•          Learn specific techniques for engaging more effectively with your counterpart; and

•          Develop a practice plan to transform concepts into habits.


Susan Borke, the principal of BorkeWorks, is passionate about helping people develop as effective negotiators.  She believes no one is born a master negotiator.  Great negotiation skills come from a combination of knowledge, training, and practice.  Susan has over thirty-five years of negotiating and negotiation training experience with domestic and international commercial companies, educational institutions, and nonprofits as a media executive at CBS and in-house counsel at National Geographic.


BorkeWorks’ mission is to help organizations and individuals tap into the power of strong negotiation skills.  Susan Borke provides a research-based, problem-solving, interactive approach to negotiation training and consulting that transforms participants into more effective and successful negotiators.  BorkeWorks programs get rave reviews from attendees and sponsoring organizations.


*No other time is authorized for this event*


VA CLE credit has been approved for this CLE.


If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov or Anne at anne.kozak@uspto.gov .


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Passcode: 3DvfWK


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+1 540-566-5633,,879480754# United States, Roanoke

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Phone conference ID: 879 480 754#


BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) on Wednesday April 10th at 9am in the Jefferson 1st Floor Conference Center.


Please come for coffee, tea and light refreshments.  (We will have cups if you don’t have a mug.)  Just come and enjoy yourself with others in campus community.


All are welcome.


Sponsored by The Patents WorkLife Committee and The PTOS.


Solar Eclipse

Monday April 8th 2024

Location: YARD HOUSE

Address: 5100 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254

Time: 12 PM CST

What will be provided? Food and/or Drink(s)

What if I'm not a PTOS member? You can sign up to be a PTOS member at the event in-person or prior to the event by emailing neel.patel@uspto.gov

Questions? Contact neel.patel@uspto.gov

Solar Eclipse Glasses will be provided on a limited basis

12:23pm Eclipse Begins

1:40pm Totality Begins

1:44pm Totality Ends

3:02pm Eclipse Ends


Indianapolis, IN area Ice Cream Social!


Eclipse travelers and locals, come join us at Uranus on Sunday, April 7, from 2-4!



Uranus Fudge Factory

1423 W. 53rd St, Anderson, IN 46013


Enjoy an ice cream on PTOS!


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


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

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