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.


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.


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


Walzer, M. (1978). Just and unjust wars (pp. 3-20). London: Allen Lane.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Paradoxically, the description is
often a kind of apology: yes, our soldiers committed atrocities in
the course of the battle, but that's what war does to people, that's
what war is like. The proverb, all's fair, is invoked in defense of
conduct that appears to be unfair. And one urges silence on the
law when one is engaged in activities that would otherwise be
called unlawful. So there are arguments here that will enter into
my own argument: justifications and excuses, references to necessity
and duress, that we can recognize as forms of moral discourse
and that have or don't have force in particular cases. (Walzer, 1978)

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