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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
9,557,307 01/31/2017 Beverage Diagnostic and Preservation Devices and Methods

Russell W. Greene; Daniel B. Lipton; David J. Trettin; Trent J. Kahute; James H. Wood; Jerome A. Helffrich; David J. Postell; Bob Vanecek

6,608,714 08/18/2003 Bi-Directional , Single Material Thermal Actuator

Heather S. Hanson; Joseph N. Mitchell

6,268,666 07/30/2001 Bi-Directional Power Conversion Apparatus for Combination of Energy Sources

Shibashis Bhowmik

4,030,347 06/20/1977 Biaxial Capacitance Strain Transducer

Elwood B. Norris;Lester M. Yeakley

5,726,907 03/09/1998 Biaxial Non-Contracting Strain Measurement Using Machine Vision

David L. Davidson;Steven B. Seida

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