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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 General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,289,468 12/06/1966 Ultrasonic Transducer Positioning Apparatus

William R. Van Der Veer;Walter Gunkel

3,304,158 02/14/1967 Purification of Dark Sulfur

John M. Dale

3,304,528 02/14/1967 Elastomeric Strain Gauge

Leonard W. Rastrelli;Jarvis D. Michie;Eugene L. Anderson

3,310,612 03/21/1967 Encapsulating Method & Apparatus Sloped Head

George R. Somerville

3,316,115 04/25/1967 Marking Composition

Marion D. Barnes;John M. Dale

3,324,708 06/13/1967 Bearing Test Assembly with Rotary Cage Follower

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

3,329,954 07/04/1967 Eight Loop Antenna & Method of Scanning Same

Douglas N. Travers

3,337,355 08/22/1967 Solid Foam Sulphur and Process for the Manufacture Thereof

John M. Dale;Allen C. Ludwig

3,338,092 08/29/1967 Dynamic Biaxial Testing Machine

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

3,350,924 11/07/1967 Apparatus for Ultrasonic Inspection

James D. King