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PTOS Education Committee presents:

PTOS Discussion Series: AI-Driven Innovation

February 8, 2023 from 4-5pm ET

 

Join your fellow PTOS members to discuss your thoughts on AI-driven innovations, AI inventorship, and Unanticipated IP challenges from AI-driven innovations.  If you would like to learn more about these topics prior to the PTOS discussion, register for free and tune in to the USPTO programming from noon-4PM ET (11:00AM-3:00PM CST).

USPTO AI/ET Partnership event: AI/ET Partnership Series #3: AI-driven innovation | USPTO

 

If you have questions, please contact Stephen at Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.GOV or Cathy at catherine.loikith@uspto.gov.

 

  • No other time has been authorized for this event.
  • Participation is considered “off-duty” time.

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PTOS Spring Wine Events & Wine Package Ordering

Join us and connect with your fellow PTOS members through virtual wine events!

No purchase necessary to attend these free virtual wine events. 

Each event includes a brief presentation on the climate, history, geography, and culture of a different wine region and a guided virtual wine tasting. 

Information on the optional purchase of wine bottles to accompany each event can be found below.

 

Wine Events Dates:

February 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon

March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Champagne

April 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Tuscany - Sangiovese 

May 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Savennieres - Chenin Blanc

 

Wine Package Ordering:

The Spring wine package includes four wine bottles offered a rate subsidized by PTOS.  Each of these bottles will corresponds to a virtual wine event.  Purchase is not necessary to attend these free events for PTOS and friends. 

Limit one package per member.  Only 50 packages will be made available.

The last day for package purchases is COB on Monday Jan 23, 2023.

Cost to members is $126.

Link to Order Wine Package: https://reservations.ptos.org/product_info.php?cPath=29_45&products_id=133

 

 

More Details…

The virtual wine events will be hosted by Stephen Yanchuk and Beth Dahlburg, examiners and members of PTOS.  Stephen and Beth have lead virtual wine events with members since 2018 and are both certified wine specialists.

It is free to attend the virtual wine events!

Participation in the monthly virtual wine events is highly encouraged.  The invitation to join each event will include serving and pairing suggestions to bring your wine exploration to the next level.

 

February 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon

“Littlefoot’s Great Valley”

     Littlefoot and his rag tag team of youthful Dinos set out for the greener pastures of ‘The Great Valley’ in the 1988 smash hit ‘The Land Before Time’. Just as their journey made them into heroes, so too are those who set out to vinify the Napa Valley, California! With over FIFTY of the world’s best wine growing soils concentrated in one valley, we get a unique opportunity to explore the effect of terroir on the world renowned cabernet sauvignon grape.

     We will virtually connect to discuss the climate, soil, and history of the Napa Valley region with a focus on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety. The accompanying bottle is considered an “NDA” bottle.

Package Wine: 

2020 Echoes in the Canyon Red Wine Oakville Napa Valley - $30

 

March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Champagne

“Champagne, it’s not just for breakfast anymore”

     Beth and I road tripped for five days from Les Riceys to Reims exploring the countryside of Champagne, France and we can't wait to share our experiences. From big houses to grower-producers, there's a lot to discover. Not only is Champagne perfect for celebration, but it can pair with virtually any food. Our favorite? With fried potatoes of course.

     We will virtually connect to discuss the climate, soil, and history of the Champagne region with a focus on the grower-producers of the region. There's always a reason to celebrate and we can’t wait to see you there. 

Package Wine:

NV Pierre Moncuit Delos Grand Cru Brut Champagne - $49

 

April 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Tuscany - Sangiovese 

“Basking in the Tuscan Sun Eating Fava Beans”

     What better way to dream of an Italian vacation than to smell, swirl, and savor the flavors of Chianti Classico from the Tuscany region of Italy?  The Sangiovese grape ripens beautifully in the bright sun of this central Italian region, which has a rich history of more than 300 years.  There is much to learn about what makes this territory so special and worth protecting.

     We will virtually connect to discuss the climate, soil, and history of the Tuscan Chianti region with a focus on the Sangiovese grape variety.   Join us to learn more about what puts the classic in Chianti Classico. 

Package Wine:

2016 Canonica a Cerreto Chianti Classico Riserva Tuscany - $25

 

May 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET: Savennieres - Chenin Blanc

“Quite Possibly the Best White Wine in the World”

     We discovered this region when the pandemic was in full swing and our wine studies were the only way we could travel. Beth and I had been reading about the Loire Valley in France and their famous Chenin Blanc when we came across a wine writer describing the Savennieres region with such vivid detail that we had to find a bottle. Chenin Blanc from Savennieres truly wowed us! It is a wonderful treat to be able to discover a bottle that we can ship to everyone. 

     We will virtually connect to discuss the climate, soil, and history of the Loire Valley with a focus on the Chenin Blanc grape variety. Find out why Chenin Blanc from Savennieres is a cult classic among wine professionals. 

Package Wine:

2018 Domaine FL Le Parc Savennieres - $46

 

NOTE:

  1. NO other time is provided for this event
  2. Participation is considered “off duty” time

 

For Questions: Stephen.Yanchuk@USPTO.Gov Subject “Wine”

 

Announcements

Virtual Burns Night & Sampler Kit!

 

Join us on Wednesday, January 25, at 8 pm ET, and raise a glass of your favorite whisky (or whiskey or other beverage) as we toast the Great Chieftain o the puddin'-race!

 

We’ll watch a video of a Burns Night in 2014 and listen to Jock Laidlaw Address the Haggis!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvheqGfRuBA

 

Limited subsidized sampler kits are available for member purchase at reservations.ptos.org for $33.50!

 

Slange Var!

 

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Washington Capitals v. St. Louis Blues

 

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM

 

Cost: $90 per game ticket

& pass for Devils Backbone Lounge for BBQ & Beer

Ticket valid for an entrée & side item from Devils Backbone Lounge’s food stand

Unlimited beer, wine, & soft drinks within Devils Backbone Lounge*

(*through the end of 2nd intermission)

 

 

purchase tickets here

 

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