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The CLE for today, February 20, 2019, has been postponed.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to reschedule in a few weeks.  Another notification will be distributed when the new date is confirmed.

The PTOS proudly presents


Patent Appeals: Nuts and Bolts at the PTAB and the Federal Courts

Ryan Pool, Partner at Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, PC and Andrew Michaels, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center Faculty


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2pm – 3pm

Knox 1st Floor Conference Center


Whether attending in-person or via WebEx, click on the WebEx link below to register and confirm your attendance in advance.

Coffee will be served while supplies last.

On the WebEx Event Information page, please view and save the event materials on or before February 19th.


One hour of CLE credit from the Virginia State Bar has been approved.


*Since this presentation is not being given in an official capacity, the opinions expressed are the presenters’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USPTO, the Department of Commerce, or the United States government.


If you have any questions, please contact Cathy at, James at or Alex at


No other time has been authorized for this event.

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Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Starting at 5:00 p.m.

At The Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211


Free, unlimited “Fowling” for PTOS members starting at 5:00 PM

Catering from Buddy’s Pizza and a first free drink also provided for members.

RSVP by Noon (12:00pm) on Friday February 22

To RSVP or to join PTOS, contact:

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PTOS Trivia Event
14th floor conference room
Thursday, March 21
5-7:30 PM
Trivia night is coming to the USPTO! A Quizmaster is coming to the 14th floor conference
room to present 6 rounds of brain busting trivia, including one round on patents! 
Beverages provided.  Meet in the conference room at 5pm to form teams of 4.  Trivia itself
will start at 5:30 and is expected to last 2 hours.  Feel free to bring your own food or
have it delivered. 

For more info, ask Emily Morgan x74387. 
Membership questions? Contact


Event Information:


What:  Happy Hour

When:  Thursday, February 21, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where:  Collect Bar

               1454 Gratiot Ave, Second Floor

Detroit, MI 48207


One free drink for PTOS members, while supplies last.

Non-members can sign up at the event.



Membership questions? Contact


Contact Wells Crandall if you would like to sign up in advance or for any questions:


Pizza and Pint Wingding


Where: 4th Street Pizza Co.


When: Wednesday February 20th from 4:30-6:30pm


After a long day of work meander over to 4th Street Pizza for pizza and pitchers of beer.  It will be nice to enjoy some comradery with fellow PTOS members, including Director Andrei Iancu.  The pizza and beer will be free to all PTOS members, while supplies last.  Non-members will have the opportunity to sign up at the event or prior to the event by contacting  Loan Truong, Jonathan Kuo, or Ryan Clark. 


If you have any questions please contact Ryan Clark at or x87606

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Today is Wednesday February 20, 2019

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