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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 1,200 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 Invention Inventors
2,885,633 05/05/1959 Electrical Crevasse Detector

John C. Cook

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

Roy T. McCutchan

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

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

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

Philip N. Youtz

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

Thomas B. Slick

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

Thomas Slick