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We have observed 18 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 June 24, 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:

EP11194991

Method for prevention of contamination

IPC classification:
B01L 9/00, G01N 35/10
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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 35/04, G01N 35/00
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 1/70, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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 1/70, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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 35/04, G01N 35/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13198403

Storage and supply of vessel holders

IPC classification:
G01N 35/04, G01N 33/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14700170

IMPROVED CALIBRATION OF HIGH RESOLUTION MELTING

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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:
FundaciĆ³ Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - Institut de Recerca (VHIR)
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics, S.L.
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Agent:
ZBM Patents Zea, Barlocci & Markvardsen SL
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP11763703

METHOD FOR CELL LYSIS IN A RT-PCR REACTION BUFFER

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
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:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP15756564

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING PARTICLES

IPC classification:
B01L 3/00, B04B 5/00, C12N 1/02, C12M 1/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
Examination is in progress
EP16191771

ANALYTICAL SYSTEM WITH ACCURATE POSITIONING OF MULTIWELL PLATES

IPC classification:
G01N 35/02, B01L 9/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Patrick Merkel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
The application has been published

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