Search and review patents to understand:
Three Types of Patents:
Where to Look for Patents:
Reference List Format:
Surname, A. B. (year). Patent Identifier No. xxx. Location: Source Name.
Reference List Example:
Bell, A. G. (1876). U.S. Patent No. 174,465. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In-Text Citation Format:
In text, cite the patent identifier and the year.
In-Text Citation Example:
(U.S. Patent No. 174,465, 1846)
Alexander Graham Bell patented a device that he described in his patent application as improvements in telegraphy (U.S. Patent No. 174,465, 1876), a device commonly known as the telephone.