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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
8,535,282 09/17/2013 Wound Healing Sensor Techniques

Heather S. Hanson; Nitin Nitin

3,412,243 11/19/1968 X-ray Apparatus for Measuring Internal Strains in an Elastomeric Body Having Spaced Embedded Therein

Russell D. Williams;Eugene L. Anderson;Leonard U. Rastrelli

4,577,337 03/18/1986 X-ray Fluorescence Testing of Laminate Structures

Glenn M. Light;

4,406,706 09/27/1983 Yellow Colorant Composition and Paints Utilizing the Same

John M. Dale