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Congratulations to 2020 Bronze Medal Award Recipients

We are happy to announce three of our KAIPO members who will be receiving the Bronze Medal Award for their superior performance.  Please join us in congratulating Justin Lee (TC2100), Richard Hong (TC2600), Seong Ah Shin (TC2600), and James J. Lee (TC3600) for their career achievement and milestone.  

Bronze Medal is the highest honorary award granted by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is defined as superior performance characterized by outstanding or significant contributions, which have increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the operating unit.

Bronze Medal Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020, beginning at 1:30pm.  If you would like to join the ceremony, please send us a request for the link at kaipo@ustpo.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October Online Mixer

Hello everyone,

We hope everyone had a successful End of Fiscal Year 2020 and is having a great start to the new Fiscal Year 2021!

In the days of mandatory telework, we realize that it has become more challenging to meet and connect with other examiners. Thus, in an effort to create more opportunities for communication and connection among examiners, both new and experienced, we are inviting you all to KAIPO’s first online mixer on Thursday, October 29 at 4PM ET!

This mixer will provide new examiners with the opportunity to connect with more experienced examiners, celebrate the end of probation for FY19 classes, and provide everyone with a (virtual) space to hang out, reconnect, catch up with old friends, and meet other KAIPO members.

This is an RSVP only event. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by close of business Friday, October 16th by replying to this email with your name, Technology Center/Business Unit, number of years you have been at the office, and your position (e.g. new/junior/primary examiner, SPE, etc.).

We will email the WebEx link for the mixer closer to the day of the event.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email us.

Thank you, and we hope to see you all there!

Best Regards,

KAIPO

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Please join us in congratulating the first Assistant Commissioner of Korean heritage, Andrew Wang

Hello members and friends of KAIPO,

We are happy to share a good news amongst the Korean American community at the Office. Yesterday, Commissioner Drew Hirshfeld announced the selection and placement of new Assistant Commissioner Andrew Wang, the first Assistant Commissioner of Korean heritage at USPTO. Please join us in congratulating his taking on new role and challenges!

Best regards,

KAIPO

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Winners of Pay It Forward Giveaway

To show our gratitude for their contribution to the USPTO Korean-American community.  Congratulations and Thank You!

 

 

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Pay It Forward Giveaway

✔ KAIPO members can nominate current/former USPTO employee(s) to show gratitude for their contribution to the USPTO Korean-American community.