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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
9,693,967 07/04/2017 Biodegradable Microparticle Pharmaceutical Formulations Exhibiting Improved Released Rates

Joseph T. Persyn; Joseph A. McDonough; Neal K. Vail; Darren E. Barlow; Albert M. Zwiener; Eliot M. Slovin

5,254,598 10/19/1993 Biodegradable Composition and Products

Herman W. Schlameus;Mary C. Marshall;Stephen T. Wellingthoff;Donald J. Mangold;James R. Scott

8,900,610 12/02/2014 Biocidal Fibrous and Film Materials Comprising Silver and Chlorite Ions

Stephen T. Wellinghoff

6,280,509 08/28/2001 Biocidal Coating Compositions and Method

William A. Mallow

6,231,650 05/15/2001 Biocidal Coating Composition

William A. Mallow;Bryan C.G. Glenson;Larry Rogers

6,042,638 03/28/2000 Biocidal Coating Composition

William A. Mallow;Bryan C.G. Glenson;L. Rogers

10,246,347 04/02/2019 Biochar Treatment of Contaminated Water

Maoqi Feng

5,726,907 03/10/1998 Biaxial Non-Contracting Strain Measurement Using Machine Vision

David L. Davidson;Steven B. Seida

4,030,347 06/21/1977 Biaxial Capacitance Strain Transducer

Elwood B. Norris;Lester M. Yeakley

6,268,666 07/31/2001 Bi-Directional Power Conversion Apparatus for Combination of Energy Sources

Shibashis Bhowmik