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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 30 November 2015, OJ EPO 2015, A93). For further information, see E-VII, 3.2 E-VII, 4.2.

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