Fish Client CDX Scores in Wall Street Journal for Strong Portfolio

CDX LLC, the parent company of CDX Gas LLC, and a client of Fish & Richardson P.C., was recently recognized by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for having the eighth strongest patent portfolio within the competitive energy and environmental sector. CDX is a research and R&D leader within the energy industry, particularly with unconventional gas developments.

The weekly “Patent Scorecard” published by WSJ ranks the strength of patent portfolios in specific industries. In March 2007, the Patent Scorecard rated companies in the energy and environmental industry. Companies and private research firms were grouped by their Patent Board technology strength ranking. This status was based on scale, quality, impact, and proximity to core science of a company’s patent-based intellectual property. The cumulative strength rating also factored in both qualitative and quantitative aspects of a company’s patent portfolio.

Among the industry giants, including ExxonMobil, Halliburton and Shell, CDX LLC, which has fewer than 200 employees and had only 14 patents that were considered, was ranked the eighth strongest patent portfolio out of 35 companies that were evaluated. CDX ranked ahead of many major energy companies.

“CDX’s success is an example of what a small company can achieve when strategically partnered with Fish & Richardson,” said Terry Stalford, a principal in the Dallas office of the firm. “Throughout our representation, we have worked closely with key technology and business folks to continually evaluate and, as appropriate, refine its portfolio. We participate on the client’s patent and technology board and regularly interact with our client to define strategic goals, monitor competitors, and identify and address its intellectual property needs.”

To view the March 2007 Wall Street Journal Patent Scorecard, please click pdf below.