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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 Legal Department at +1 210 522 6501.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Inventionsort ascending Inventors
7,422,607 09/09/2008 Anti-Calcification Treatments for Heart Valves and Vascular Grafts

Henry W. Oviatt; Neal K. Vail

3,006,649 10/31/1961 Animal Immobilizer

Edward J. Gesick;Willis L. Mynatt;John W. McCoy

4,936,851 06/26/1990 Analytic Bone Implant

W.C. Fox;W.T. Balogh;P.J. Pantermuehl;T.B. Aufdemore;G.R. Holt

3,643,181 02/15/1972 Amplitude and/or Frequency-Modulated Paramagnetic Resonance

William A. Stirrat;William L. Rollwitz;Gilbert A. Persyn

9,103,022 08/11/2015 Amorphous Aluminum Alloy Coatings

Ronghua Wei; Marta Jakab; Craig Engel

5,914,120 06/22/1999 Amine-Containing Biocidal Compositions Containing a Stabilized Chlorite Source

Stephen T. Wellinghoff;Joel J. Kampa

8,906,551 12/09/2014 Alloys of Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Candace K. Chan; Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan

4,948,912 08/14/1990 Alkylating Agents and Method of Use Thereof

Robert E. Lyle, Jr.;Donald J. Mangold;Nolie F. Swynnerton

8,557,956 10/15/2013 Aligned Polymers Including Bonded Substrates

Xingguo Cheng; Vasiliki Z. Poenitzsch

3,600,116 08/17/1971 Air-Control System for Apparatus Displacing Material by Combustive Explosions

John M. Clark;Allan R. Nye;Charles D. Wood