Guide: How to cite a Patent in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in APA style

Cite A Patent in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Location.

Example:

The United States of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy,. (1998). Unmanned sea surface vehicle having a personal watercraft hull form. The United States Of America.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

An unmanned marine surface vehicle (UMSV) featuring structural incorporation of the hull of a typical commercially distributed, recreationally enjoyed personal watercraft (PWC)

UMSV is small, compact, lightweight, durable, rugged, uncomplicatedly direct-driven and quite seaworthy, and hence offers possible advantages over vessels conventionally considered for autonomous or semi-autonomous operations, particularly in terms of cost-effectiveness, expendability, deployability, recoverability, maneuverability and versatility.

Possible operations for the BARRACUDA disclosed in Unmanned Systems Winter 1995 include military exercises (as a target or for video scoring), electronic countermeasures ("ECM") and electronic warfare ("EW"), and remote mine detecting. (The United States of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy, 1998)

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