On this page:
- Enter inventor’s surname followed by no more than 2 initials (e.g. Smith JD)
- List all names of inventors, regardless of the number
- List names in the order they appear in the text
- Separate each author name by a comma and a space
- List the name of the assignee in the order they appear in the text
- Enter assignee’s surname followed by no more than 2 initials (e.g. Smith JD)
- Give the name of an organization as it appears on the title page of the patent
- Give all assignee, regardless of the number
- Follow the last named assignee with a comma and the word “assignee”
Title for Patents
- Enter the title of a patent as it appears in the original document
- Capitalize only the first word of a title, proper nouns, proper adjectives, acronyms, and initialisms
- Name the country issuing the patent
- Use whatever specific document type is found on the publication
- For US patents, use the word “patent”
- Record the patent number as it appears on the publication
Date issued for Patents
- Use the following format: YYYY MM DD
- Abbreviate months to the first three letters (e.g. January becomes Jan)
1. Inventor AA, Inventor BB, inventors; Assignee name, assignee. Title. Patent country Document type Country code Patent Number. YYYY MMM DD.
2. Zhao Y, Hu Y, Williams M, Dyakonov T, Gosangari S, Yanh C, Van Duijnhoven GM, Piest M, Fatmi AA, inventors; Patheon Softgels Inc., assignee. Liquisoft Capsules. Canadian patent CA 2980165. 2017 Sep 18.
3. Myers K, Nguyen C, inventors; 3F Therapeutics, Inc., assignee. Prosthetic heart valve. United States patent US 6,911,043. 2005 Jun 28.