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Konnect Peer-to-Peer Recognition

2021 Peer-to-Peer Recognition

KAIPO is made up of inspiring, talented, thoughtful, and hard-working members, and we are proud of each and every one of you! We asked our members to submit (anonymously or not) peer-to-peer recognitions to showcase some of the efforts, accomplishments, and achievements of our members. Below are the responses we received. Thank you to everyone who submitted a response! Also, thank you to everyone for all your hard work, and congratulations to everyone for their accomplishments and achievements!

 

“I would like to recognize Jessica Patterson for her new position as Senior Advisor for International Work Sharing Team. She will work with stakeholders to improve and expand the Office’s international work sharing opportunities.” – Anonymous

“Sisley Kim, for all her work in picnic preparation and leading the picnic team.” – Anonymous

“I wanted to say thank all picnic volunteers. Korean BBQ was so delicious.” – Anonymous

“Congratulation to Dr. Harry Kim for becoming a primary examiner.” Anonymous

“Congratulate Moo R. Jeong for his recent promotion to become a special examiner in AU 2615.” -Anonymous

“I want to say thank you to former PTAB Judge Romulo Delmendo for sharing his experiences and insights during the Fireside Chat. Congratulation on his retirement and good luck on his next chapter in life.” -Anonymous

“I appreciate Ig An for hosting the BYOC in April. Proud to see those 30 people gathered to express their feelings about Asian Hate Crime.” – Anonymous

“I like to recognize Eric Yoon for his time and efforts to host a series of meetings with newly hired examiners for Q&A and share valuable advice and encouragement.” -Anonymous

“Thank you generally to all the KAIPO Board members for helping to build community among Korean Americans at the USPTO.

Also a special thank you to Tom Hong, for not only helping to found and lead KAIPO, but also for reaching out on an individual level to me and others, to provide advice and encouragement for our ideas and programs.” – Anonymous

“I nominate Monica for all the hard work she has put into all the online communication, like the revisions, fliers, website links, etc. KAIPO would not be as eloquent and effectively communicative without her!!!! Her creativity is a precious gem to KAIPO and Konnect!” -Anonymous

Dong Kim and his Team for organizing the golf tournament this year. Thank you for providing great opportunity to see old buddies outside the campus.” -Anonymous

“Thank all KAIPO members for your membership and continued participation and enthusiasm. My special thanks to our Board of Directors, Officers, and Executive Advisor, for their tireless work on behalf of the KAIPO, Thank Eric Yoon for helping new examiners to achieve their successes in the first year. Thank Dr. Youngsul Jeong, Dr. Taesik Kang and Dr. Sangseok Park for their dedication for the KAIPO election administration. Lastly, my special thanks to Drew Wang for his warm words and advice to our leadership. ” – Thomas Hong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KONNECT Year 2021

Konnect is now published only once a year, and this issue covers the following:

2021 KAIPO Annual Meeting and Happy Hour Recap

Asian Hate Crime & Bring Your Own Coffee Recap

2021 KAIPO Annual Golf Tournament Recap

First KAIPO Annual Picnic

Get to Know Harold Pyon & Romulo Delmendo

Spotlight on Members

Show Me Your Pets!

Peer-to-Peer Recognition

KAIPO First Year Discussions

 

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Konnect Spotlight on Members

Spotlight on Members: Sung Min Yoon

 

I am hoteling from:

Alexandria, Virginia.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

First cohort to be onboarded remotely, due to COVID-19.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

Road trips, going to the beach, finding new places to eat.

Favorite book or movie:

Watchmen, Matrix, The Other Guys, Alien, Die Hard, Deadpool, Toy Story, Jurassic Park.

Favorite restaurant or food:

Pho, Thai, Pizza, Steak, Sushi, Mexican.

Favorite weekend activities:

Going out for food and drinks, watching movies and TV shows, and catching up on sleep.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Can’t think of any…

What is your motto?

Keep it chill, Keep it real.

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

Hope to meet everyone in person once things get better!

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Konnect Spotlight on Members

Spotlight on Members: Hyun Soo Kim

I am hoteling from:

Alexandria, VA. I can see the USPTO from my home.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus:

Mandatory teleworking due to COVID-19 guidance.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

My hobbies are rock climbing, hiking, trail running, camping, brewing, and cooking. I love to get outside and refresh my mind. I have been rock climbing for a several years mostly at the climbing gyms. Because of COIVD, I could not climb enough for a year. Now I am trying to climb every chance I get.

Favorite book or movie:

My favorite movie is The Bourne series.

Favorite restaurant or food:

Baked and Wired.

Favorite weekend activities:

Getting outside with my family. Very short quiet time while my twins nap.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Babysitting.

What is your motto?

This, too, shall pass & Whatever will be, will be.

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you (any messages you want to send to other member(s)):  

I’d love to know more people, so talk to me.

Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic?

This, too, shall pass away.

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Konnect Spotlight on Members

Spotlight on Members: Suckhwan (Sam) Chon

 

I am hoteling from: 

Oakton, Virginia.

What made you decide to hotel or stay on campus? 

Mandatory teleworking due to COVID-19 guidance.

Do you have any hobbies or activities that you are passionate about? Can you briefly share it with us?

Passionate about wine, cooking or exploring restaurants, hiking and photography (I have full frame Sony Alpha II).  I used to live in the Pacific Northwest (living in the rain), where I appreciated a mug of coffee, wine and IPA. You will surprise to get to know that Washington is home to 940+ wineries, while Oregon is fast approaching with over 725.

Favorite book or movie:

My Left Foot (1989) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

Favorite restaurant or food:

Not that I can afford everyday but Inn at Little Washington. For brunch, Boulangerie Christophe (amazing baguette, croissants/croissant type pastries). For a hole in the all restaurant, Pioneer Pit Beef.

Favorite weekend activities:

Exploring restaurants, attending local events, hiking, and road trips to explore small towns around Virginia and Maryland.

Any new skillset you’ve picked up during this pandemic?

Vacuuming and cooking different dishes around the world.

What is your motto?

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S Lewis

Shout out to other KAIPO members close to you (any messages you want to send to other member(s)):  

Want to get to know my KAPIO members in person.

Anything else you want to share with KAIPO?

Canada border will be open soon (August 9th).

Any words of encouragement you want to share with the members during the pandemic?

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller