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.
Top Innovators
Top Innovators
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      Research and development by universities and government, private industry, and individual inventors contribute the lion's share of momentum in promoting technological progress in the Civil Engineering field.  The links below provide a more detailed listing of some of the leading players in accelerating progress in Civil Engineering: