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

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.

USPTO Selects San Jose City Hall as Permanent Space for Silicon Valley Satellite Office

The USPTO has selected the San Jose City Hall building as the permanent location for the Silicon Valley satellite office. The search for permanent office space was put on hold in July due to sequestration. Generous support and assistance from the City of San Jose, the California State Assembly’s Speaker’s Office, along with the collective support for the satellite office championed by members of the California congressional delegation, provide timely benefits as the USPTO moves forward with occupying permanent space in Silicon Valley by the end of 2014. Read the press release