CIVIL ENGINEERING & PATENT LAW  
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.
University of Colorado at Boulder
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      As illustrated above, the University of Colorado at Boulder may leverage the capabilities of its robust testing facilities, such as the Geotechnical Centrifuge Laboratory, to create intellectual property through a patenting plan focused on optimizing structural design.  Large construction and engineering firms would most likely welcome teaming with Boulder via patent licensing agreements, thereby gaining access to the patented civil engineering technology developed at the University's testing facilities, and using those patents to seize marketplace opportunities.
A Possible Patenting Plan