How to cite a patent in APA style?
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The official APA Style Blog has information on how to cite a patent.
Patent Reference Format
Here are the four patent reference elements:
- Name of the inventor to whom the patent was issued
- Year the patent was issued
- Unique patent identifier (i.e., the patent number)
- Name of the official source of the patent information (usually the name of the patent office).
Surname, A. B. (year). Patent Identifier No. xxx. Location: Source Name.
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