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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
5,731,045 03/23/1998 Application of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings to Cobalt-Cemented Tungsten Carbide Components

Geoffrey Dearnaley; James Lankford, Jr.

4,296,378 10/19/1981 Apparatus Providing Enhanced Detection of Specimens in Inhomogeneous Fields

J.D. King

3,756,416 09/03/1973 Apparatus Having a Filter Panel Disposed Across a Fluid Passageway

Charles D. Wood

3,350,924 11/06/1967 Apparatus for Ultrasonic Inspection

James D. King

7,261,529 08/27/2007 Apparatus for Preparing Biodegradable Microparticle Formulations Containing Pharmaceutically Active Agents

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

4,987,900 01/28/1991 Apparatus for Positioning Transducer for Blood Pressure Monitor (ID 1792)

Dean C. Winter; Joseph S. Eckerle

4,419,624 12/05/1983 Apparatus for Phase Measurement

Morton E. Brown

7,722,748 05/24/2010 Apparatus for Measuring Electrochemical Corrosion

Kuang-Tsan Kenneth Chiang; Lietai Yang

4,800,892 01/30/1989 Apparatus for Inflating Cuff for Blood Pressure Monitoring System

William D. Perry; Donald H. Heihn; H. Herbert Peel

4,597,050 06/23/1986 Apparatus for Indicating Flow of Solid Material Into An Earth Moving Device

Harvey S. Benson;