Can I cite Wikipedia as a reference in an IDS? For example, "Ducks", Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck, Retrieved from Internet 12/18/2019 And attach a print out.
You can list a Wikipedia entry in an IDS. While there is not a requirement to do any searching for references, we are required to list the relevant things we find. The issue with citing Wikipedia is that the date on the reference will be around the date of the filing. References are used against an application based on the publication date of the reference. The original information displayed in the Wikipedia page all came from some earlier references. To accurately convey an earlier version of the information you have found would require you to look up the references at the end of the entry and, if appropriate, cite those.