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APA Citation Style 7th Ed. (other styles too)


Inventor Year Patent Issued Patent Title & Number Office URL
Bolton, O., Jr.  (1895). Electrical bicycle (U.S. Patent No. 552,271). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Reference List Citation Examples



  • US patent 
 Lim, J.N.L., Lee, K.K., & Tan, W.S. (2012). Improved cultivation methods for orchids (U.S. Patent No. 8,946,620). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


  • International patent
 Wang, R., Neoh, K.G, Chiong, E., Kang, E.T., & Tambyah, P.A. (2014). Surface modification (W.O. Patent No. 2014/204407). World Intellectual Property Organization. /PCTSG201400291