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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
3,304,158 02/14/1967 Purification of Dark Sulfur

John M. Dale

3,289,468 12/06/1966 Ultrasonic Transducer Positioning Apparatus

William R. Van Der Veer;Walter Gunkel

3,289,135 11/29/1966 Strain Gauges

Eugene L. Anderson;Leonard U. Rastrelli

3,283,569 11/08/1966 Method & Apparatus for Indicating Performance Characteristics of Reciprocating Piston Machines

James D. King;Carl E. Edlund

3,276,249 10/04/1966 Ultrasonic Measuring Apparatus

James D. King

3,255,626 06/14/1966 Ultrasonic Apparatus

William R. Van Der Veer

3,244,973 04/05/1966 Magnetic Inspection Method

Herbert I. Hoffman

3,221,544 12/07/1965 Ultrasonic Inspection System

Walter A. Gunkel

3,209,736 10/05/1965 Engine

Julius E. Witzky

3,177,861 04/13/1965 Internal Combustion Engine

Roy D. Quillian