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.
Texas A&M
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      As illustrated above, Texas A&M may leverage the capabilities of its robust testing facilities, such as the High Bay Structural and Materials Testing Laboratory and the Advanced Characterization of Infrastructure Materials Laboratory, to create intellectual property through a patenting plan focused on optimizing structural design.  Large construction, engineering, and architectural firms would most likely welcome teaming with Texas A&M via patent licensing agreements, thereby gaining access to the patented civil engineering technology developed at A&M's testing facilities, and using those patents to seize marketplace opportunities.
A Possible Patenting Plan