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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 Issue Title of Inventionsort descending Inventors
4,439,249 03/27/1984 Automated Cutting of Plate Steel

Gurvinder P. Singh;William D. Jolly

5,539,649 07/23/1996 Automated Design and Manufacture of Artificial Limbs

Harry Grothus;Keith S. Pickens;Mark Muller;Nicholas Walsh;Virgil Faulkner

7,979,288 07/12/2011 Automated Interpretation of Medical Prescription Text

Jeff Wilkinson; William Arensman; Nathan Price; John Madrid; Keith Pickens

4,719,407 01/12/1988 Automated Search Apparatus for Locating Leaks in Geomembrane Liners

Merle E. Converse;David W. Shultz

7,180,970 02/20/2007 Automatic Link Establishment Using External Synchronization

Thomas L. Warnagiris; Gary L. Ragsdale

4,830,017 05/16/1989 Automatic Positioning System for Continuous Blood Pressure Monitor Transducer

William D. Perry;Dean C. Winter

3,824,596 07/16/1974 Automatic Sector Indicating Direction Finder System

William G. Guion;Terence C. Green

4,100,491 07/11/1978 Automatic Self-Cleaning Ferromagnetic Metal Detector

Francis M. Newman, Jr.;H. Stanley Silvus, Jr.

6,147,644 11/14/2000 Autonomous Geolocation and Message Communication System and Method

M. Pike Castles;Austin Walker Body Jr.;James Andrew Moryl

8,180,513 05/15/2012 Autonomous Ground Vehicle Control System for High-Speed and Safe Operation

Jumnin Wang; Bapiraju Surampudi; Joe Steiber