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The {{patent}} template is used to make a citation for a patent. Sources that use the {{patent}} template are added to Category:Patent sources.

Full syntax

Template with all parameters Parameter Description
first1 The first patent holder's first name. For a patent with only one patent holder, first can be used as a synonym.
last1 The first patent holder's last name, or the whole name of the first patent holder when that patent holder has a single name (such as an organization). For a patent with only one patent holder, last can be used as a synonym.
suffix1 The first patent holder's suffix (e.g., Jr.). See {{name}}. For a patent with only one patent holder, suffix can be used as a synonym.
first2 The second patent holder's name.
title The title of the patent. This should be in sentence case.
type By default, a patent is assumed to be a U. S. patent. To cite a U. S. design patent, set type=design.
number The patent number.
date The date of the patent.
reissue If the patent was reissued, the number of the reissue.
reissue-date The date of the reissue.
source-name The page name of this source (in the "Source" namespace). This is used to provide a link to the source page.

Usage examples


Henry Aiken. "Brick-machine." U. S. patent 459,878, Sept. 22, 1891. http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=00459878, https://patents.google.com/patent/US459878A. [view source]aiken

 |title=Design for a lamp-chimney

Edward Dithridge. "Design for a lamp-chimney." U. S. design patent 2,726, Aug. 6, 1867. http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=D0002726, https://patents.google.com/patent/USD2726S. [view source]dithridge-design

 |first2=Edward D.
 |title=Improved lamp-chimney
Edward Dithridge and Edward D. Dithridge. "Improved lamp-chimney." U. S. patent 33,428, Oct. 8, 1861. http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=00033428, https://patents.google.com/patent/US33428A. Reissue 4,182, Nov. 22, 1870: http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=00004182, https://patents.google.com/patent/US4182A. [view source]dithridge-improved