Guide: How to cite a Patent in Harvard style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in Harvard style

Cite A Patent in Harvard style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the Harvard 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.


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

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Patent Number.


Stratasys, Inc., (1989). Apparatus and Method for Creating Three-dimensional Objects.. US5121329.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Apparatus for making three-dimensional physical objects of a predetermined shape by sequentially depositing multiple layers of solidifying material on a base member in a desired pattern (Stratasys, Inc., 1989)

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