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We have observed 21 EP applications Patrick Merkel has served for within the last five+ years. (We consider all applications which have an EP A1 or A2 publication dated after April 19, 2013). Please note, that we only count EP applications, in which the name of the patent attorney is explicitly mentioned as representative. These EP applications are:

EP11735890

GENERIC PCR

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP11738216

CONTROL NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR MULTIPLE PARAMETERS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP11735891

GENERIC SAMPLE PREPARATION

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP11194991

Method for prevention of contamination

IPC classification:
B01L 9/00, G01N 35/10
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP11763704

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS AND PCR WITHIN THE SAME REACTION VESSEL

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Alexander Burger, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11763931

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS IN A PCR REACTION BUFFER

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Alexander Burger, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14167014

Cap supply for vessels containing biological samples

IPC classification:
G01N 35/00, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12188990

Dual probe assay for the detection of HCV

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12188987

Dual probe assay for the detection of heterogeneous amplicon populations

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13710858

METHODS FOR ASSESSING RNA QUALITY

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13197212

Supply module for an automated analyzer

IPC classification:
G01N 35/00, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13198403

Storage and supply of vessel holders

IPC classification:
G01N 33/00, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP15157485

MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES FOR NUCLEIC ACID PURIFICATION

IPC classification:
H01F 1/00
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14700170

IMPROVED CALIBRATION OF HIGH RESOLUTION MELTING

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
no data provided
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14702215

RT-QPCR ANALYSIS OF MICRO-DISSECTED MATERIAL FROM STAINED FFPET SECTION

IPC classification:
G01N 1/30
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14182730

Oligonucleotides for controlling amplification of nucleic acids

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP14736385

PRIMERS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING HUMAN HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) VARIANTS IN AN ISOLATED SAMPLE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics, S.L.
Applicant:
FundaciĆ³ Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - Institut de Recerca (VHIR)
Agent:
ZBM Patents Zea, Barlocci & Markvardsen SL
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP11763703

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS IN A RT-PCR REACTION BUFFER

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Alexander Burger, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13161644

Amine compounds for the selective preparation of biological samples

IPC classification:
C12N 15/10
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11738214

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DETECTION OF MICROBIAL NUCLEIC ACIDS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C12Q 1/70
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP15756564

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING PARTICLES

IPC classification:
B01L 3/00, B04B 5/00, C12M 1/00, C12N 1/02
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
Examination is in progress

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