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2021-4-2 virtual BYOC

 

On April 2, we had our very first virtual BYOC event on WebEx for all KAIPO members and a few guests from APANET. We had a stunning turnout of 28 participants for the event and had great participation and discussion throughout the event.

The topic for the BYOC was the rise in Asian hate crime, discrimination against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, and anti-AAPI sentiments. Participants shared and discussed their past experiences with discrimination, serious difficulties we faced and continue to face as AAPI, what we can do as individuals and as a community to get help when we face such situations, and how we can raise our voices not only in our communities, but also at the USPTO level and beyond. There was also great discussion on how we can collaborate with APANET, the largest AAPI affinity group at the USPTO, to raise awareness and our voices at the PTO.

We are grateful and moved by everyone’s participation and support at this event. This event brought forth so many great voices from our members, and we strive to continue to provide a platform for our members to have their voices heard.

If you have any comments, feedback, or concerns you were not able to share at the time of the BYOC, please feel free to email them to us at KAIPO@uspto.gov.

-KAIPO

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FY21 KAIPO Annual Meeting + Happy Hour Recap

Good afternoon KAIPO members,

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! Last Thursday, February 18, 2021, we had our Annual Meeting and held our first Happy Hour of 2021. Due to the pandemic, both were held virtually. Thank you to all those who attended! It was great seeing everyone (on screen)!

AnnualMeetingRecap_FEB2021 (and also shown above) is a flyer with a recap of the Annual Meeting+Happy Hour event. For more detailed meeting minutes of the Annual Meeting, please see KAIPO’s SharePoint.

If you have any feedback about the event, or any questions, comments, or concerns about KAIPO in general, please feel free to email us at KAIPO@USPTO.GOV.

Thank you, and hope everyone has a great week!

 

-KAIPO

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FY21 KAIPO Virtual Annual Meeting & Happy Hour

Hi KAIPO Members,

 

We will be hosting our annual meeting and happy hour virtually on Thursday, 2/18/2021 @4PM EST.

 

During the virtual annual meeting, we will be introducing our newly elected officers and providing valuable information regarding our outlook for the new year. During the virtual happy hour, members will have an opportunity to join themed groups that pique their interests. This will be an occasion to network and engage with fellow KAIPO members in a casual setting.

 

Please feel free to Bring Your Own Beverages to make the happy hour more enjoyable!

 

More details will come with an outlook invitation. Please save the date, Thursday, February 18 @ 4PM, and join us as we celebrate all that we have accomplished together this past year and look forward to an even better, more eventful second year as an official USPTO Affinity Group!

 

Thank you,

KAIPO

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2020-10-29 Mixer

  

KAIPO hosted a virtual social event, the Mixer, on Thursday, October 29 at 4PM ET. Total 43 members and new PTA examiners joined the Happy Hour type social event.

After a short welcoming, those PTA/junior/primary examiners were mixed into five small groups and continued to hang out, reconnect, catch up with old friends, and meet other KAIPO members. 

 

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2020-10-14 Welcoming New Examiners

KAIPO held another round of new Examiner Welcoming Event on October 14 and 15, 2020. In this welcoming, the eleven (11) new PTA examiners were split into three small group sessions and joined by several primary examiners and three newly joined KAIPO members. Welcome the March/July/August Classes.