I don’t believe in software patents. I’m a software developer, and the creator and owner of a software company myself (an SME), and I think software patent is evil. Furthermore, I’m a European after being a World citizen, and I don’t want software patents in Europe.
We (the anti-software patents) won a battle here, in Europe, by defeating the European commission patent-software directive at the European parliement. However, the war is far from being won yet.
See also my blog on the subject.