IPSIA Norouz

HAFT SEEN, is a tabletop arrangement of seven symbolic items traditionally
displayed at Norouz, the Persian new year. The haft seen table includes
seven items all starting with the letter seen in the Persian alphabet:
1. Sabzeh ( wheat, barley, mung bean or lentil sprouts growing in a
dish) – symbolizing rebirth
2. Samanu (sweet pudding made from wheat germ) – symbolizing
3. Senjed (dried oleaster Wild Olive fruit) – symbolizing love
4. Seer (garlic) – symbolizing medicine
5. Seeb (apple) symbolizing beauty and health
6. Somāq (sumac fruit) – symbolizing (the color of) sunrise
7. Serkeh (vinegar) – symbolizing old-age and patience

Norouz Flyer

IPSIA Norouz Ball 1394/2015

IPSIA Norouz Ball 1394/2015

To Purchase your tickets and/or for more information please contact one of the ticket representatives listed.

To purchase your tickets in person, by mail, or over the phone please contact

Pegeman Karimi @ (571) 270-1712 (Pickup location is in Vienna, VA)
Free Parking at EAST parking garage (Click here for the location and Street View)
This event is at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria Virginia

IPSIA Annual Mehregan Picnic

Annual Mehregan picnic on Sunday October 5, 2014. Picnic starts at 11am until 6pm and is located at Lake Fairfax park shelter G. For more information please see the Flyer below. Hope to see you all there.

 This is a potluck picnic so bring your own food.

Soft drinks and Tea will be provided by IPSIA.

This event is FREE for everyone.



Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Speak at USPTO Veterans Day Ceremony, November 6

Dr. Buzz Aldrin, an engineer, fighter pilot, astronaut, and patent owner, will speak at the USPTO Thursday, November 6 from 11 a.m. – noon ET in the Madison Building Auditorium on the Alexandria campus. The event is part of a Veterans Day ceremony being organized by the USPTO Military Association (UMA).

On July 21, 1969, Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first humans to set foot on the Moon, while nearly a billion people all over the world watched and listened. After graduating third in his class from the U.S. Military Academy in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Aldrin flew 66 combat missions as an F-86 Sabre pilot during the Korean War and shot down two MiG-15 aircraft. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a full colonel in 1972 and possesses a doctorate in astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

USPTO Satellite Offices (In Progress)

The Denver satellite office will located in the Byron Rogers Federal Building in the Denver central business district. The Rogers building is home to 11 federal agencies in downtown Denver.  This location offers convenient access to from downtown and suburban sites. The office with house both examiners and patents judges in a 45,000 square foot space. The building offers a fitness center, health unit and large conference space. A childcare center is across the street.

The goal in Denver is to have 100 examiners and 20 administrative patent judges, as well as several support staff, on site by the end of the first year of operation. For more information please click here.