Guide: How to cite a Patent in Evolution style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in Evolution style

Cite A Patent in Evolution style

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


Collins, J. 2001. Good to great. HarperBusiness, New York, NY.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname Year Published)


some companies got the right people on the bus, and the wrong people off the bus.” Once the companies have recruited people, the second step was to "get the right people in the right seats on the bus." (Collins 2001)

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