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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
3,316,115 04/24/1967 Marking Composition

Marion D. Barnes; John M. Dale

3,324,708 06/12/1967 Bearing Test Assembly with Rotary Cage Follower

Horace E. Staph; Walter A. Gunkel; George F. Munsch

3,329,954 07/03/1967 Eight Loop Antenna & Method of Scanning Same

Douglas N. Travers

3,337,355 08/21/1967 Solid Foam Sulphur and Process for the Manufacture Thereof

John M. Dale; Allen C. Ludwig

3,338,092 08/28/1967 Dynamic Biaxial Testing Machine

Ulric S. Lindholm; Luis R. Garza; Ethelbert J. Baker, Jr.

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

James D. King

3,357,170 12/04/1967 Railroad Track Weight Detector

William E. Cory; Jack B. Johnson

3,360,907 01/01/1968 Apparatus for Cleaning Air Filters

John M. Clark, Jr.; Robinson W. Brown; Ross F. Meriwether

3,379,970 04/22/1968 Magnetic Crack Detector for Ferromagnetic Tubing

Felix N. Kusenberger; Herman F. Barsun; Joseph W. Fogwell

3,389,194 06/17/1968 Encapsulation-Submerged Nozzle

George R. Somerville