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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
6,836,502 12/27/2004 Spectroscopy Light Source

Larry D. Canady; Christopher B. Catterson; Reuben W. Edgar Jr.; Ralph Henry Hill Jr.; Brian Lee Robey

3,764,892 10/08/1973 Spectroscopic Apparatus

William L. Rollwitz

7,573,577 08/10/2009 Spatial Heterodyne Wide-Field Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectromicroscopy

Robert E. Martinez

5,672,812 09/29/1997 Sparkplug/Pressure Sensor Device

Roy C. Meyer

7,690,337 04/05/2010 Spark Plug Location for Split-Cycle Engine

Jean Pierre Pirault; Ian. P. Gilbert

5,493,171 02/19/1996 Spark Plug Having Titanium Diboride Electrodes

Charles D. Wood, III; Cheryl Blanchard; James Lankford, Jr.; James J. Cole; Gerald S. McAlwee

4,565,095 01/20/1986 Sound Transducer Apparatus System and Method

Glenn M. Light; William R. Van der Veer

9,027,333 05/11/2015 Soot Pre-Loading of Particulate Matter Aftertreatment Devices as Means for Reducing Hydrocarbon Emissions During Cold Start

Gary D. Neely; Darius Mehta

3,856,539 12/23/1974 Solidified Silica Foam Product & Process

William A. Mallow; Richard A. Owen; Ethelbert J. Baker, Jr.

3,508,266 04/20/1970 Solid State Commutator

Paul E. Martin