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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
4,409,899 10/17/1983 Acoustic Amplitude-Doppler Target Ranging System

Samuel J. Tomlinson, Sr

4,414,227 11/07/1983 Method for Repelling Birds, Especially Woodpeckers

E.E. Dean; Leon M. Adams

4,416,229 11/21/1983 Fuel Injector for Diesel Engines

Charles D. Wood

4,417,164 11/21/1983 Mechanical Valve Analog

Carl E. Edlund

4,419,624 12/05/1983 Apparatus for Phase Measurement

Morton E. Brown

4,419,735 12/05/1983 Signal Source for Compressor Analog

Morton E. Brown

4,424,571 01/02/1984 Reciprocating Compressor Analog

Carl E. Edlund

4,424,867 01/09/1984 Heat Hardening Sealant-Gel for Flexible Couplings

William A. Mallow

4,425,808 01/16/1984 Thin Film Strain Transducer

James L. Rand

4,429,371 01/30/1984 Relative Horsepower Indicator

Morton E. Brown