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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
10,576,077 03/03/2020 Pharmaceutical Salt Forms of Cepharanthine and Tetrandrine

William E. Bauta; Joseph A. McDonough; Hong Dixon; Stephen T. Wellinghoff; Kevin Fitzpatrick

10,584,665 03/10/2020 Internal Combustion, Dedicated Exhaust Gas Recirculation Engine

Raphael Gukelberger; Garrett L. Anderson

10,598,070 03/24/2020 NO/NO2 Ratio Adjustment Using Non-Thermal Plasma

Cary A. Henry; Scott T. Eakle

10,612,893 04/07/2020 Vehicular External Force Absorption Systems and Methods

Joseph Hogan Bradley

10,617,832 04/14/2020 High Precision, Low Dose Atomizer

Barrett Wade Mangold; Terrence Francis Alger II; Albert M. Zwiener

10,627,370 04/21/2020 Additive Manufacture of Metal Objects: Inspection and Part Validation

Adam C. Cobb; Albert J. Parvin, Jr.; Barron J. Bichon

10,633,340 04/28/2020 Synthesis of Oxime Nerve Agent Antidotes

Shawn T. Blumberg; Antonio A. Menchaca

10,657,443 05/19/2020 Detection of Hazardous Leaks from Pipelines Using Optical Imaging and Neural Network

Maria S. Araujo; Samantha G. Blaisdell; Daniel S. Davila; Edmond M. DuPont; Sue A. Baldor; Shane P. Siebenaler

10,662,766 05/26/2020 Sealing Device Test Systems and Methods

Nigil Satish Jeyashekar; Peter Mark Lee

10,671,093 06/02/2020 Azimuthal Pointing System for Scientific Ballooning

Craig E. DeForest; Glenn T. Laurent; Jedediah H. Diller