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If there are multiple dates associated with your patent, use the issue date as the date of publication (see p.37, "Patents: Note"). Persistent URLs to patents may be difficult to locate; Google Patents is usually the best source for these. Consider including an access date for online materials at the end of your citation (see p. 39, "Reports and Handbooks: Examples," 2).
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