* "Patent Troll Litigation", a robust account by Stephen S. Korniczky (Hastings, Janofsky & Walker) of the tactics that defendants can adopt in infringement actions brought against them by non-trading entities.For further details of Patent World click here.
*"Simplifying the System", in which PW editorial board member Michael Burdon (Olswang) further articulates the 'Burdon Plan' for accelerating UK patent litigation while bringing down the cost.
Some patents are never litigated, because they are simply too silly. A collection of these, together with some pointed comments by the author Daniel Wright, can be found in Patently Silly -- published by Carlton Books (web details here). The author's Patently Silly weblog provides more of the same, and is ideal reading material for those fascinated by personal hygiene. This little book slips neatly into a typical Christmas stocking and provides some mild amusement for those within the profession whose own examples of silliness probably come from the behaviour of patent litigants as much as from the subject matter of the granted patent.