Patently-O Blog has an interesting post about a study done by an Illinois professor entitled:How Are Patent Cases Resolved?. I downloaded the article from here and it should be an interesting read. It’ll have to go on my stack of things to read/review, although I plan to keep it near the top of the stack. Since the HIPLA conference that I attended last week when I heard Polk Wagner’s talk about the project he is working on, I have been getting excited that there may be a place for number-crunching lawyers or at least good lawyers interested in numbers. That may be the engineering side of me begging to play with Excel spreadsheets again, but I think it is very interesting, also because it provides a big picture view of the patent litigation arena that is backed up by more than anecdotal evidence.