You must cite any information presented in your lab report, presentation, poster or paper that is not your own. Not giving credit to the source of your information is plagiarism. Check out the links below to learn the proper way to give credit for items used in your work, including but not limited to data, ideas, cartoons, photographs, maps, charts, graphics or other information.
This table shows examples of how to cite patents and trademark registrations in bibliographies. For other styles, consult the style manual or create a format that follows the general principles of the citation style while incorporating all the document details as shown below.
Many citation tools such as EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero will produce formatted citations for patents, although the results should always be carefully reviewed.
Example: The final patent in which Steve Jobs of Apple Computer was listed as an inventor. The patent was filed in 2007 and awarded in 2012.
More Citation Style Information
Crow, D. N.; Dean, C.; Dykstra-Erickson, E.; Hoddie, J. P.; Jobs, S. P.; Wasko, T. E. User interface for presenting media information. U.S. Patent 8,196,043, June 5, 2012.