Guide: How to cite a Patent in RFS style

Guide: How to cite a Patent in RFS style

Cite A Patent in RFS style

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Use the following template to cite a patent using the RFS 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 RFS style.

Reference list

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


Author Surname A., Year Published, 'Title',.


Olmsted L., 2013, 'After A Century And A Half, Saratoga Race Course Is Better Than Ever', Forbes.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Saratoga is like a scaled down version of the Kentucky Derby – except every day – with many visitors donning hats, dresses, ties and plenty of pomp and circumstance, especially for bigger races and on the much busier weekends. (Olmsted, 2013)

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