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Referencing with Harvard: Patent


To be made up of:

  • Inventor(s).
  • Year of publication (in round brackets).
  • Title (in italics).
  • Authorising organisation.
  • Patent number.
  • Available at: URL.
  • (Accessed: date).

In-text citation:

Fredericks (2012) proposed a solution.

Reference list:

Fredericks, F. (2012). Vinyl cleaning tool. UK Intellectual Property Office Patent no. GB2468906. Available at: (Accessed: 5 June 2013).

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