The interesting thing about this case was a slice of common sense which Mann J served up on a plate:
"29. In his "faint" (his word) argument in favour of infringement for this product Mr Wilson relied on a picture in the defendants' brochure which suggested that part of the long side of the liner would ride partly up the wall of the collector, and he suggested that he had a case for secondary infringement by selling the product with some sort of guidance as to its use in an infringing way. This argument is hopeless. ... There is no question of this configuration infringing.This blogger hopes that parties will take these words to heart. So many people complain about patent litigation being expensive and cumbersome, but without appreciating that this consequence is of their own doing.
30. I would go further in relation to this argument. This court (IPEC, as it now is) exists to provide quicker and cheaper determination of IP disputes. Speed and economy of hearings are at the heart of the procedure. That objective is frustrated if "faint" points, in which there is obviously no real hope, let alone any real prospect, of success take up the time of the court. Parties to proceedings in this court really should bring to it only the main points that are capable of making a difference. Judgment must be exercised as to which points it is worth putting before the court".