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We have observed 58 EP applications Ralf Schwarz has served for within the last five+ years. (We consider all applications which have an EP A1 or A2 publication dated after July 16, 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:

EP12701078

HIGH RESOLUTION MELTING ANALYSIS AS A PRESCREENING TOOL

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Barbara Herren, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12743901

PREDICTING RESPONSE TO ANTI-CD20 THERAPY IN DLBCL PATIENTS

IPC classification:
G01N 33/574, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12753666

L-FABP BASED DIAGNOSIS OF KIDNEY INJURY AFTER AN ACUTE EVENT OR AFTER A SURGICAL INTERVENTION

IPC classification:
G01N 33/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12770415

USE OF G-CLAMP FOR IMPROVED ALLELE-SPECIFIC PCR

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP12801454

SUPPRESSION OF NON-SPECIFIC AMPLIFICATION WITH HIGH-HOMOLOGY OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12795341

DNA POLYMERASES WITH IMPROVED ACTIVITY

IPC classification:
C12N 9/12
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14177199

Vibrio cholerae lipoprotein 15 (Lp15) variants as anti-interference additive in TpN17-based immunoassays for detection of anti-Treponema antibodies

IPC classification:
G01N 33/571, G01N 33/53
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13003633

Vibrio cholerae lipoprotein 15 (Lp15) variants as anti-interference additive in TpN17-based immunoassays for detection of anti-Treponema antibodies

IPC classification:
G01N 33/571, G01N 33/53
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
APPLICATION REFUSED
EP13719520

MULTI-APPLICATION APPROACH FOR PHOTOMETRIC DETERMINATION OF AN ANALYTE IN A FLUID SAMPLE ON AN AUTOMATED ANALYZER

IPC classification:
G01N 33/53, G01N 21/27, G01N 21/25
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13721303

IMPROVEMENT OF THE SENSITIVITY AND THE DYNAMIC RANGE OF PHOTOMETRIC ASSAYS BY GENERATING MULTIPLE CALIBRATION CURVES

IPC classification:
G01N 33/53, G01N 21/53, G01N 21/25, G01N 21/17
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13756904

CHAPERONE-CHAPERONE FUSION POLYPEPTIDES FOR REDUCTION OF INTERFERENCE AND STABILIZATION OF IMMUNOASSAYS

IPC classification:
C12N 15/62, C12N 9/90
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13779153

UNIVERSAL METHOD TO DETERMINE REAL-TIME PCR CYCLE THRESHOLD VALUES

IPC classification:
G06F 19/24, G06F 17/17, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13795516

ACCURATE AND FAST MAPPING OF TARGETED SEQUENCING READS

IPC classification:
G06F 19/22
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13802395

PRIMERS WITH MODIFIED PHOSPHATE AND BASE IN ALLELE-SPECIFIC PCR

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13818699

DNA POLYMERASES WITH IMPROVED ACTIVITY

IPC classification:
C12N 9/12
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13808024

LABELED OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES USED FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C07H 21/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13814889

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE ENRICHMENT OF MUTATED NUCLEIC ACID FROM A MIXTURE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C07F 15/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP13811890

CHARACTERIZATION OF THERMOSTABLE DNA POLYMERASE

IPC classification:
G01N 33/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14708273

EGFR MUTATION BLOOD TESTING

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14710239

NUCLEIC ACID TARGET IDENTIFICATION BY STRUCTURE BASED PROBE CLEAVAGE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP14722211

METHOD OF DETERMINING THE FRACTION OF FETAL DNA IN MATERNAL BLOOD USING HLA MARKERS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14752616

METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF THE PROZONE EFFECT OF PHOTOMETRIC ASSAYS

IPC classification:
G01N 33/53
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP14781520

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DETECTING MUTATION IN THE HUMAN EZH2 GENE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14784239

COMMUNICATION INTERFACE CLIP FOR A HANDHELD MEDICAL DEVICE

IPC classification:
G06F 19/00, G01N 33/487, A61B 5/00, G01N 27/327
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP14786202

METHODS FOR MEASURING CELL-FREE VIRUS PARTICLES FROM DRIED BLOOD SPOTS

IPC classification:
C12N 15/10, G01N 33/569
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14795827

DETECTING SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM USING OVERLAPPED PRIMER AND MELTING PROBE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14805538

METHODS FOR THE ENRICHMENT OF MUTATED NUCLEIC ACID FROM A MIXTURE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14830952

DETECTING SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM USING HYDROLYSIS PROBES WITH 3' HAIRPIN STRUCTURE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP14821146

A METHOD FOR CODING OF MULTIPLE PCR REACTIONS FOR ASSAY RECOGNITION

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP14828022

AN IMPROVED OLIGONUCLEOTIDE INHIBITOR OF DNA POLYMERASES

IPC classification:
C12N 15/115
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14828024

MULTIPLEXED NUCLEIC ACID TARGET IDENTIFICATION BY STRUCTURE BASED PROBE CLEAVAGE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14820866

METHOD FOR SCREENING REAGENTS USED IN PCR ASSAYS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP14820896

DETECTION AND CORRECTION OF JUMPS IN REAL-TIME PCR SIGNALS

IPC classification:
G06F 19/24
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15724196

RARE VARIANT CALLS IN ULTRA-DEEP SEQUENCING

IPC classification:
G06F 19/18, G06F 19/22
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15783819

REAGENT CARTRIDGE AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF CELLS

IPC classification:
B01L 3/00, G01N 21/13, G01N 21/03
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15806348

GROWTH-INDEPENDENT DETECTION OF CELLS

IPC classification:
C12N 15/86, C12Q 1/70
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15836904

NON-REPLICATIVE TRANSDUCTION PARTICLES AND TRANSDUCTION PARTICLE-BASED REPORTER SYSTEMS

IPC classification:
C12N 15/74, C12N 7/01, C12N 7/00
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14771272

NUCLEIC ACID TARGET IDENTIFICATION BY STRUCTURE BASED PROBE CLEAVAGE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15774536

DESIGN OF DIGITAL PCR FOR NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL TESTING

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, G06F 19/18
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP15775679

MUTATIONS IN THE EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR KINASE DOMAIN

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The patent has been granted
EP16158382

SAMPLE CARRIER HANDLING DEVICE

IPC classification:
B65G 47/82, G01N 35/04
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The application has been published
EP15790541

ANTIGEN COMPOSITION FOR DETECTING CHAGAS DISEASE

IPC classification:
G01N 33/569
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15791571

RECOMBINANT TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI JL7 ANTIGEN VARIANTS AND THEIR USE FOR DETECTING CHAGAS DISEASE

IPC classification:
G01N 33/569
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15794934

PHOTOBLOCKED PROBES AND METHODS FOR SEQUENTIAL DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, C07H 21/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15798145

DETECTING SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM USING OVERLAPPING HYDROLYSIS PROBES

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15807616

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MECC CONTAINING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

IPC classification:
G01N 33/48, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15816759

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF DRUG RESISTANT MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15808657

ALLELE-SPECIFIC AMPLIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS USING BLOCKING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR WILD TYPE SUPPRESSION

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15816751

STABLE REACTION MIXTURES

IPC classification:
C12N 9/96
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP15197192

METHOD FOR REDUCTION OF INTERFERENCES IN IMMUNOASSAYS

IPC classification:
G01N 33/543
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
The application has been published
EP16703758

METHOD OF ASSESSING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BY MEASURING ANTI-CCP AND ANTI-PIK3CD

IPC classification:
G01N 33/564
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16715818

PLASMA SEPARATION CARD

IPC classification:
G01N 33/49
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16717345

MULTIPLEX PCR TO DETECT GENE FUSIONS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16718335

DIGITAL PCR SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING DIGITAL MICROFLUIDICS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68, B01L 3/00
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16721390

SEQUENCE-SPECIFIC DETECTION AND PHENOTYPE DETERMINATION

IPC classification:
C12N 1/20, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16728849

MECHANISMS OF ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/66, C12N 1/20, C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16724643

A METHOD OF INACTIVATING MICROBES BY CITRACONIC ANHYDRIDE

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made
EP16750429

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS

IPC classification:
C12Q 1/68
Applicant:
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Applicant:
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Agent:
Ralf Schwarz, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
Status:
Request for examination was made

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