PTOS 2021 Call for Nominations (Updated)


Correction Notice: Requirements for the Regional Office Representative positions now reflect the updates made prior to the 2020 Election.


You can have a voice in PTOS!


Turn in your nominating petition form between November 23 - December 15 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2021 election.


Nominations will be accepted for the following positions:


Positions for which all PTOS members are eligible:



Vice President




At Large Representative (10 positions available)


Alexandria HQ / Shirlington Campus / Hoteling Representative Positions (Member must work on campus at Alexandria HQ, Shirlington Campus, or hotel from any USPTO Office, and 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 (Member may be on campus at the respective regional office OR hoteling, but must be nominated by employees located on campus at the respective Regional Office.  Member may NOT submit petitions for BOTH a Regional Rep position and an Alexandria HQ / Shirlington / 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 to get your nominating petition form.


Completed forms must be submitted to by 3:00PM E.T. on December 15, 2020.


Violations of PTOS Election Committee bylaws (available at can be confidentially reported to the Election Committee at


Voting will take place from January 12-14, 2021.