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{{Cite patent
 | two letter country code
 | patent or patent application publication number
 | application (only if it is a patent application rather than a granted patent)

Notes and warnings:

This is intended as a very simple citation template for identifying a patent within the text of an article.
Some further features have been incorporated into {{Ref patent}} and {{Citeref patent}}, which makes use of CITEREF features so that detailed info on patents can be included in a references section or a bibliography section with usage much like {{harvnb}}
  1. Do not put commas in patent number
  2. Applications must be identified by publication number


Simple patent template for citing patents or patent applications from any country in the esp@cenet database. This database is more useful than the USPTO database since it highlights related patents/applications in other countries as well as providing current status information.
Enter the two letter country code (eg US or EP) as the first parameter and the patent number or patent application publication number (without any intervening commas) as the second parameter.
Add the word "application" (without quotes) as a third parameter if you are citing a patent application rather than a patent. Patent applications must be referred to by publication number, not application number.
Help for getting the right number format can be found here.


To cite WIPO (aka PCT) patent application WO 2005/083605 A1, use:

{{Cite patent|WO|2005083605}}

Results in: WO 2005083605 

To cite US patent 7,143,445, use:

{{Cite patent|US|7143445}}

Results in: US 7143445 

To cite US patent 7,143,445, use:

{{Cite patent|US|7143445}}

Results in: US 7143445 

To cite US patent application 2006265789 use:

{{Cite patent|US|2006265789|application}}

Results in: US application 2006265789 

To cite European patent application 1727416, use:

{{Cite patent|EP|1727416|application}}

Results in: EP application 1727416 

See also