I think everybody should read this…

BRIEFING NOTE ON THE IMPACT OF SOFTWARE PATENTS ON THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY IN INDIA
by LAWRENCE LIANG, ANURANJAN SETHI and PRASHANTH IYENGAR

http://www.sarai.net/research/knowledge-culture/critical-public-legal-resources/whysoftwarepatentsareharmful.pdf

(Thanks to venki for bringing this to everybody’s attention in planet.foss.in).