Citing a Patent in APA Style (6th Edition) | Format & Examples
The reference of a patent is different from the normal APA Style. The APA reference for a patent consists of four parts: the name of the inventor, the year in which the patent was issued, the unique patent identification number, and the name of the patent office.
|APA-format||Inventor Last Name, Initials. (Year Of Patent Issue). Patent Identifier No.. State, city: Patent Office Name|
|In reference list||Fry, A. L. (1993). U.S. Patent No. 5,194,299. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.|
|In the text||
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