PTOS 2022 Call for Nominations


You can have a voice in PTOS!


Turn in your nominating petition form between November 22 - December 15 and your name will be placed on the ballot for the 2022 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 (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 employees listed in PALM as non-hotelers having a physical office at the respective Regional Office.  Members 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 and for guidelines on obtaining signatures.


Completed forms must be submitted to by 3:00PM E.T. on December 15, 2021.


While you may use USPTO email to collect nomination signatures (see guidelines at, you may not use USPTO email for campaigning without prior consent of the Election Committee. Violations of election bylaws can be confidentially reported to the Election Committee at

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.


Voting will take place from January 11-13, 2022.