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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
2,535,099 12/26/1950 Brush Puller

Thomas Slick

2,715,013 08/09/1955 Apparatus For Erecting a Building

Thomas B. Slick

2,686,420 10/11/1955 Method of Erecting Buildings

Philip N. Youtz

2,834,166 05/13/1958 Packaging Machine

Joseph W. Fogwell; Herbert Hoffman; William Oakey; Willis L. Donaldson

2,880,172 03/31/1959 Process for Extinguishing Burning Magnesium & Other Combustible Metals

Roy T. McCutchan

2,885,633 05/05/1959 Electrical Crevasse Detector

John C. Cook

2,936,041 05/10/1960 Pulsation Dampening Apparatus

James M. Sharp; Miles T. Hanchett; James P. Lincoln; Henry W. Simpson

2,951,638 06/06/1960 Gas Pumping System Analog

John V. Hughes;William L. Rollwitz

2,979,940 04/18/1961 Method for Measuring Forces Within a System

Glenn Damewood; Miles T. Hanchett

2,997,124 08/22/1961 Mechanical Vibration Reducing Apparatus

Glenn Damewood; Miles T. Hanchett