How to reference a patent with BibTeX?

by yegor256   Last Updated October 09, 2019 18:23 PM - source

What is the best entity to use with BibTeX in order to reference a patent or patent application?

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Answers 2


The 'traditional' BibTeX styles do not include an entry type for patents. As such, any entry of the form

@patent{...

will be treated as a misc entry. The formatting that results, may well not be what you want, so I would recommend doing things 'by hand' using the misc type and howpublished field.

[Some styles do recognise patents. The exact details of the fields supported vary a bit, so it's best to consult the appropriate documentation.)

Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
December 02, 2012 11:36 AM

I would also recommend creating your own misc entry on BibTeX and populating the howpublished field with your patent's pre-print URL if possible. The website bibtex.online can convert online your BibTeX entry/ies to formatted text in other formats: APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

For instance: bibtex.online misc entry

Maria
Maria
October 09, 2019 17:27 PM

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