Inventors often file for patent protection in the U.S. and other countries. Although the America Invents Act of 2011 sought to harmonize U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world, there remain differences. As a result, patent applicants still face the challenge of conforming their patent applications to the specific patent laws of their home country and the U.S. This is particularly difficult when filing software applications due to the recent changes to legal standards in the U.S. governing software patent eligibility.

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