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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 1,300 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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,005,343 10/24/1961 Volumetric Drum Meter

Robinson W. Brown;William E. Oakey

3,006,649 10/31/1961 Animal Immobilizer

Edward J. Gesick;Willis L. Mynatt;John W. McCoy

3,015,128 01/02/1962 Encapsulation-Centrifugal Head

George R. Somerville

3,045,175 07/17/1962 Second-Harmonic Moisture Meter for Continuous Flow

William L. Rollwitz

3,056,613 10/02/1962 Quick-Break Maritime Coupling

John M. Dale

3,056,294 10/02/1962 Volumetric Drum Meter

Robinson W. Brown;William E. Oakey

3,093,827 06/11/1963 Three Loop Direction Finder Antenna for Shipboard Use

Douglas N. Travers

3,096,434 07/02/1963 Multiple Integration Flow Computer

James D. King

3,097,532 07/16/1963 Liquid Sampling Device

Robinson W. Brown;William E. Oakey

3,130,850 04/28/1964 Collapsible Container

William E. Oakey;Ethelbert J. Baker;Willis M. Mynatt;Julius W. Millard;Norman Weisberg