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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
3,815,135 06/03/1974 Direction Finding Interferometer for a Linear FM Signal

Paul E. Martin; William M. Sherrill; Terence C. Green

3,822,531 07/08/1974 Device for Agglomerating and Separating Particulates from a Gas

John P. Wisnewski; Martin B. Treuhaft

3,823,019 07/08/1974 Mine Wall Coating

John M. Dale; Allen C. Ludwig

3,823,608 07/15/1974 Torque Transducer

Pontie Pantermuehl; George F. Munsch

3,824,596 07/15/1974 Automatic Sector Indicating Direction Finder System

William G. Guion; Terence C. Green

3,839,848 10/07/1974 Method & Apparatus for Cleaning Air

Charles D. Wood; John M. Clark, Jr.

3,840,232 10/07/1974 Frangible Flying Target

Allen C. Ludwig; John M. Dale

3,856,539 12/23/1974 Solidified Silica Foam Product & Process

William A. Mallow; Richard A. Owen; Ethelbert J. Baker, Jr.

3,875,034 03/31/1975 Method and Apparatus for Odor Abatement

Leon M. Adams; Henry F. Hamil

3,880,568 04/28/1975 Combustion Method & Apparatus for Generating Repetive Explosions

Rosser B. Melton, Jr.; John W. Colburn, Jr.; Charles D. Wood