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2. Influencing the speed of examination proceedings – PACE

With a written request for accelerated examination under the programme for accelerated prosecution of European patent applications (PACE), the applicant can speed up the proceedings at the examination stage (see Notice from the EPO dated 4 May 2010, OJ EPO 2010, 352). , and For further information, see E‑VII, 3.2).