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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 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,440,064 04/21/1969 Fire-Retardant Sulphur Compositions

Allen C. Ludwig

3,446,298 05/26/1969 Weighing Apparatus

William E. Cory; Melvin A. Schrader

3,461,577 08/18/1969 Method of & Apparatus for Materials Displacing Material (REDSOD)

John M. Clark, Jr.; Robinson N. Brown; Roger H. Hemion

3,490,024 01/12/1970 Direction Finder

William M. Sherrill; Richard Lorenz

3,496,633 02/23/1970 Method of Producing an Improved Elastomeric Strain Gauge

Jarvis D. Michie; Leonard U. Rastrelli; Eugene L. Anderson

3,508,266 04/20/1970 Solid State Commutator

Paul E. Martin

3,524,815 08/17/1970 Lithium Bromide-Lithium Compositions for Absorption Refrigeration System

William E. Hensel, Jr.; William W. Harlowe, Jr.

3,527,197 09/07/1970 Indirect Blood Pressure Measurement

Ray W. Ware; Charles J. Laenger; Thomas E. Owen

3,556,236 01/18/1971 Detector Systems

William E. Cory; Raymond B. Wangler

3,572,273 03/22/1971 Apparatus for Breaking a Layer of Ice on a Body of Water by Repetitive Combustive Explosions

Charles D. Wood