This website illustrates how Civil Engineers may make greater use of the Global Patent System to Promote Progress in their Field.
The American Founders included Patent Rights in the United States Constitution to Promote Progress.
     The 2013 Annual Report on Civil Engineering Patenting in the United States and the World briefly summarizes recent trends in patenting civil engineering inventions.
     The interactive U.S. Patent Roadmap provides the Civil Engineering Patent Applicant with an explanation of each major process for obtaining and challenging a patent in the United States. 
     The Leading U.S. Test Labs Location Map provides summaries of the top University testing laboratories for civil engineering patenting in the United States.
     The Civil Engineering & Patent Law e-Newsletter archive provides features on numerous topics relating to the the intersection between Civil Engineering and Patent Law.