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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
4,221,597 09/08/1980 Additive for Improved Performance of Silicate Cement

William A. Mallow

4,244,053 01/05/1981 Privacy Communication Method & System

Paul E. Martin; Marvin R. Clinch; Calvin R. Graf; Robert B. Fenwick

4,249,131 02/02/1981 Method and Apparatus for Measuring Electrostatic Charge Density

Thomas E. Owen

4,262,359 04/13/1981 Fire V Insertion Unit

William E. Cory; Allen B. Cunningham

4,290,816 09/21/1981 Sulfur Compounds & Method of Making Same

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

4,296,378 10/19/1981 Apparatus Providing Enhanced Detection of Specimens in Inhomogeneous Fields

J.D. King

4,299,128 11/09/1981 Ultrasonic Satellite-Pulse Technique for Characterizing Defects of Arbitrary Shape

George J. Gruber

4,321,056 03/22/1982 Measurement of Engine Oil Consumption

Edward Dimitroff

4,335,345 06/14/1982 Current Limiting Circuit for Switching Regulator

Merle E. Converse

4,339,719 07/12/1982 Conductivity Sensor for Monitoring Corrodents Being Deposited in a Steam Turbine

Archie E. Rhines; Steven B. Hugg