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Citing a patent

How to reference a patent using the Harvard Referencing style (Author-Date).
The title may be more of a descriptive title rather than a formal title.

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Patent (Cookson 1985) Cookson, AH 1985, Particle trap for compressed gas insulated transmission systems, US Patent 4554399.
Patent: Retrieved From a Database (Mccallum 2008) Mccallum, JM (2008). Method for and composition of excipient suitable for use in herbal formulations and formulations derived therefrom, Australian Patent AU 2008100919. Available from: SciFinder Scholar. [8 December 2011].
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