APANET in May:  Cooking Workshop | Tea Break & APANETalk  | Happy Hour | AAPI Heritage Month Program | Newsletter



MAY is National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The 2013 national theme is “Building Leadership: Embrace the Cultural Values and Inclusion”.  Check out how APANET is helping to build leadership in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month by participating in the events below: 


[The links are live so please check back periodically for updates]


  • ·         TUES, MAY 14th :  COOKING WORKSHOP:  Vietnamese Nem Nuong Summer Rolls in Randolph 1st floor Conference Center @ 12:00 pm

Registration is full.  WebEx is available.  

Click here for Cooking Workshop Information.


  • ·         THURS, MAY 16th :  TEA BREAK & APANETALK in Randolph 1st floor Conference Center @ 2:00 pm           

APANETalks will be introduced for the first time ever as a forum for discussing and learning about Asian American- and Pacific Islander-related topics. 

Our first APANETalk is “5 Steps to Improving AAPI Representation in the Senior Executive Service” given by Bismarck Myrick, Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity.

The APANETalk is open to all USPTO employees. 

Click here for Tea Break & APANETalk Information.



Cheer on our team The APANET Piranhas as they race other teams from the region.

Click here for DC Dragon Boat Schedule


  • ·         THURS, MAY 23RD :  LANGUAGE HAPPY HOUR at Sumo Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and learn to speak a little bit of everything including Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin and etc. at Sumo Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant (behind Madison), special happy hour pricing, mingle, and enjoy light appetizers!

Click here for Language HH Information


  • ·         WED, MAY 29th :  AAPI HERITAGE MONTH PROGRAM in Madison Auditorium @ 11:00 am

The program will include cultural dances, lunch featuring pan-Asian cuisine, and keynote speaker Ray Chen, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, who has been nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Click here for AAPI Heritage Month Program Information.


  • ·         TUES, JUNE 4th :  COOKING WORSHOP:  Cherry Blossom Rice Cake, Sakura Mochi in Randolph 1st floor Conference Center @ 12:00 pm 
    Learn to make Cherry Blossom Rice Cake with Cathleen!

Registration is required and information will be provided at a later time.

Click here for Cooking Workshop Updates



The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders. 

Click here for other AAPI Heritage Month Events.


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APANET Newsletter

Click here for APANET Newsletter 

This current issue recaps the events from 2012 and introduces the 2013 board of directors.  The newsletter is planned for biannual publishing and welcomes articles and topics from the membership.  Submissions will be reviewed and published at the discretion of APANET.

To make a submission, please contact Sam Zhao at xiao.zhao@uspto.gov



We have had a great response to our initiative to get our membership involved through volunteering.  If you would like to find more ways to get involved with APANET through volunteering, please contact Angela Nguyen at angela.nguyen@uspto.gov.



We hope to see you at these APANET events and hope you have an APANETerrific day!


Join Us for Diwali!

 Please contact the ticket sellers below!



Chisato Morohashi, 571-272-3501 REM 1A79

Emily Le, 571-272-0903 REM 9D19

Harold Pyon, 571-272-1498 REM 9A79



Harshad Patel, 571-272-2187 JEF 8A55



Miranda Le, 571-272-4112 RND 10A45

Kevin Castillo, 571-270-7623 RND 5C65

Kim Vu, 571-272-3859 RND 2D05



Tsung-Yin Tsai, 571-270-1671 KNX 10C73

Cathleen Hutchins, 571-270-3651 KNX 2B87

Shaheda Abdin, 571-270-1673 KNX 10D15


Madison East

Noreen Hom, 571-272-9676 MDE 4D64

Arti Shah, 571-272-2525 MDE 8A65


Elizabeth Townhouse

Jessica Patterson, 571-272-8828 ETH 2A10



October Happy Hour!


Managing Work and Law School

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Kings Dominion Day Trip! 

Come join APANET on the first annual trip to Kings Dominion on Saturday, August 4, 2012!