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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 1,200 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.

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Patent Number Date Of Issuesort descending Title of Invention Inventors
4,197,478 04/08/1980 Electronically Tunable Resonant Accelerometer

Howard S. Silvus

4,207,572 06/10/1980 Skywave DF Antenna System

Jackie E. Hipp;Douglas N. Travers;Terence C. Green;William M. Sherrill;Richard L. Johnson

4,210,103 07/01/1980 Fuel System for and a Method of Operating a Spark-Ignited Internal Combustion Engine

Edward Dimitroff;John A. Vitkovits

4,216,476 08/05/1980 Digital Electronic Commutator for Radio Direction Finding System

Richard Lorenz;Paul E. Martin

4,221,597 09/09/1980 Additive for Improved Performance of Silicate Cement

William A. Mallow

4,244,053 01/06/1981 Privacy Communication Method & System

Paul E. Martin;Marvin R. Clinch;Calvin R. Graf;Robert B. Fenwick

4,249,131 02/03/1981 Method and Apparatus for Measuring Electrostatic Charge Density

Thomas E. Owen

4,262,359 04/14/1981 Fire V Insertion Unit

William E. Cory;Allen B. Cunningham

4,290,816 09/22/1981 Sulfur Compounds & Method of Making Same

Allen C. Ludwig;John M. Dale;Henry F. Frazier

4,296,378 10/20/1981 Apparatus Providing Enhanced Detection of Specimens in Inhomogeneous Fields

J.D. King