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IEEE Citation Style

Information for patents

If the patent has multiple dates listed use the issue date as publication date.

It may be difficult to find a persistent URL or DOI to include in your citation

IEEE Format:Patents

Standard format for citation

[#] A. Author, "Title of patent," Patent Number, Month Day, Year. Available: URL or Database Name, Accessed on: Month Day, Year. Available: Source.

Patent examples

Canadian patent application

[1]  P. Di Benedetto and G. Colacitti. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Delivery System," CA 3031287, Jan 18, 2019,, Accessed on Jul 25, 2019. [Online].

Canadian patent

[2] F. Buevich et al. "Temporarily Stiffened Mesh Protheses," CA 2637578, Mar 31, 2015,, Accessed on Jul 25, 2019. [Online].