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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 Legal Department at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
7,126,557 10/24/2006 Tapered Area Small Helix Antenna

Thomas J. Warnagiris

7,381,426 06/03/2008 Targeted Delivery of Bioactive Factors to the Systemic Skeleton

Neal Vail

9,797,334 10/24/2017 Techniques for Mitigating Low-Speed Pre-Ignition Conditions in an Engine and a Fuel Delivery System Using the Same

Garrett L. Anderson, Thomas E. Briggs Jr.

8,240,200 08/14/2012 Techniques to measure strain development and failure in a fabric

Isaias S. Chocron; Arthur E. Nicholls; Charles E. Anderson Jr.; James D. Walker

5,151,695 09/29/1992 Telemetric Measuring Device with High Power Generation

Robert W. Burrahm;James Davis;Armando De Los Santos;William Perry;William Rollwitz

3,596,262 07/27/1971 Telemetry Measuring Apparatus

William L. Rollwitz;Harvey S. Benson

5,863,492 01/26/1999 Ternary Heavy Alloy Based On Tungsten-Nickel-Manganese

Animesh Bose

5,693,874 12/02/1997 Test Apparatus and Method for Determining Deposit Formation Characteristics of Fuels

Jose L. De La Cruz;Ronald M. Estafan

7,666,253 02/23/2010 Test Fixture for Collecting Particulate Material

Ernest M. Krueger; Timothy L. Travis

5,028,873 07/02/1991 Tester for a Reed Relay Printed Circuit Board

Timothy L. Koebke