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

Maoqi Feng

6,231,650 05/14/2001 Biocidal Coating Composition

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

6,042,638 03/27/2000 Biocidal Coating Composition

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

6,280,509 08/27/2001 Biocidal Coating Compositions and Method

William A. Mallow

8,900,610 12/01/2014 Biocidal Fibrous and Film Materials Comprising Silver and Chlorite Ions

Stephen T. Wellinghoff

5,254,598 10/18/1993 Biodegradable Composition and Products

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

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

7,655,055 02/01/2010 BioFuel

John Andrew Waynick

9,217,116 12/21/2015 Biogas Purification System and Methods of Use Thereof

Francis Y. Huang

8,417,959 04/08/2013 Biometric Device Based on Luminescence

Ralph H. Hill Jr.