James DeGiulio writes at Patent Docs in Europe Takes Step Closer to Single EU Patent and Patent Court that:
“On December 4, 2009, the European Competitiveness Council unanimously adopted a legislative package designed to create a single EU patent and EU patent court….
The reform proposal still needs to undergo an official review by the European Council and the European Parliament … [and] the European Court of Justice has yet to deliver an opinion on the compatibility of the patent court and draft agreement with EU treaties. This opinion is expected at the earliest by summer 2010.”
Also in the EU, the wheels of patent legislation turn slowly.