Advanced science.  Applied technology.


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
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.

5,925,370 07/19/1999 Biorepellant Matrix Coating

David M. Bullat;Niraj Vasishtha

8,404,850 03/25/2013 Bis-Quaternary Pyridinium-Aldoxime Salts and Treatment of Exposure to Cholinesterase Inhibitors

Larry Allen Cabell; Joseph A. McDonough

7,603,245 10/12/2009 Blind Estimation of Bandwidth and Duration Parameters of an Incoming Signal

Jared McGehee

4,617,937 10/20/1986 Blood Pressure Monitoring System

Harry H. Peel;John S. Brisco;Mark E. Moczygemba;Robert L. Neatherlin;Brenda A. Sargent

5,737,999 04/13/1998 Blowby Pressure Control Above an Oil Control Ring in a Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine

Susumu Ariga