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Intellectual Property

We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.


Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,200 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute are often assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our Legal Department.

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Patent Numbersort ascending Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
37,718 05/28/2002 Ion Beam Modification of Bioactive Ceramics to Accelerate Biointegration of Said Ceramics

Cheryl Blanchard; Geoffrey Dearnaley; James Lankford, Jr.

31,575 05/01/1984 Sulfur Compounds and Method of Making Dame

Allen C. Ludwig;John M. Dale;Henry F. Frazier

2,116 04/05/2005 Method for Detecting, Locating and Characterizing Single and Multiple Fluid-Filled Fractures in Fractured Formations

Jorge Octavio Parra;Pei-Cheng Xu

1,793 04/06/1999 Thermal Transient Test Thermal Transient Test System

R.H. Peterson;K.S. Pickens