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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
4,390,828 06/28/1983 Battery Charger Circuit

Merle E. Converse;Glenn T. Darilek

9,568,918 02/14/2017 Balloon System

William D. Perry

6,174,538 01/16/2001 Bait with Cucurbitacin

Keith L. Branly; James M. Gaggero; Chel W. Lew; Cathy S. Lamb

5,571,522 11/05/1996 Bait with Corn Germ

Derrill Munson;Chel W. Lew;James M. Gaggero;Keith Branly

4,514,691 04/30/1985 Baggage Inspection Apparatus & Method for Determining Presences of Explosives

Armando De Los Santos;James D. King;William L. Rollwitz;George A. Matzkanin;Phillip A. Hornung

4,854,699 08/08/1989 Backscatter Oximeter

Reuben W. Edgar, Jr.;

6,766,693 07/27/2004 Averaged Guided Wave Inspection Technology For Ribbon Cable

Glenn M. Light; Ali Minachi; Kevin M. Carpenter

6,442,495 08/27/2002 Average Signal to Noise Ratio Estimator

Arthur Fleming-Dahl

8,050,489 11/01/2011 Autoradiography-Based Differential Wear Mapping

Douglas C. Eberle; Craig M. Wall; Martin B. Treuhaft

6,607,163 08/19/2003 Autonomous Stratospheric Airship

William D. Perry; Thomas H. Jaeckle; Lawrence E. Epley; Allan B. Black