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.
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center:  Patenting Potential
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      As illustrated above, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) may leverage the robust capabilities of its Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center to promote progress in maintaining the American interstate highway system.  Patenting the innovative discoveries made at the numerous Turner-Fairbanks testing laboratories may create valuable intellectual property that the FHWA and its partners across the private sector, academia, and State DOTs may leverage to technologically advance the nation's vital interstate highway infrastructure.