PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
PROTECTING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.
UTILITY, DESIGN & PLANT
DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY
& LANDSCAPE REVIEWS
& DUE DILIGENCE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGREEMENTS & LICENSING
& OTHER IP SERVICES
DATA PRIVACY, TELEHEALTH & DIGITAL HEALTH ISSUES
REGULATORY APPROVAL & COMPLIANCE
Our vision is to provide unparalleled legal guidance to businesses by helping to generate value and growth through patents and intellectual property.
While a flower is budding, it is protected by a whorl of sepals that enclose the flower as it emerges and provide stability as it opens. This structure is the calyx. Like a calyx, we see our role as helping to ensure that seed stage and early stage companies have the protection and support they need to come into full bloom.
As practitioners, our goal is to be the foremost experts and most sought-out advocates on patent and IP issues central to emerging cutting-edge technologies. Founded in 2016, we were the first patent law boutique in California to focus on the cannabis industry, and we were among the first patent professionals anywhere to work on psychedelics.
Gabby graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2021, where she developed a curiosity for intellectual property law. She has a passion for life sciences and is excited to explore the area of psychedelics as it relates to patents, partaking in the innovation of society. Gabby now lives in Tempe, Arizona and is a member of the State Bar.
A registered patent agent with a degree in Chemistry, Greg brings his research experience in synthetic chemistry to his work at Calyx Law. Greg's patent practice has focused on drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, performing due diligence and freedom-to-operate analyses, and supporting litigation proceedings.
A University of Minnesota Law School M.S. Patent Law graduate, UMN Technology Commercialization intern, and Johns Hopkins University M.S. Biotechnology student with the passion to explore the psychedelic patent space, Patrick brings his scientific and patent knowledge to Calyx Law to assist with prior art searches, due diligence, and patent drafting.
Rachel is a volunteer at Fireside Project's psychedelic peer support line and stewards the Psychedelic Bar Association's Religious Use Committee. Alongside community leaders in Washington State, she co-founded Responsible Entheogen Access & Community Healing (REACH WA) to inspire conversations with other advocates and build momentum towards statewide policy change. She is eager to delve into the world of patents and discover how they can be wielded creatively for the greater good.
Kody graduated from the University of Minnesota with a background in neuroimaging and has spearheaded efforts for psychedelic legal reform in Washington State. He started a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin in 2022. Kody's work with Calyx Law stems from a strong belief that investment in psychedelic biotechnology can bring relief to millions suffering from mental health disorders.
Rachel is a J.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin and has a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Rachel is passionate about the future of psychedelics and wants to combine this passion with her career in law. She is also the founder and executive director of a registered non-profit in Michigan called Carefree Capping.
Founder / Patent Attorney
A registered patent attorney, with degrees in Biochemistry and Cognitive Neuroscience, Graham spent a decade representing Fortune 500 companies on their most critical patent matters, before founding Calyx Law to help cannabis and psychedelics ventures design and implement their patent and intellectual property strategies.
A registered patent attorney, with a degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Religion, Ethics, & Politics, Chris has worked at the intersection of intellectual property, international trade, and public policy for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations for over 15 years, focusing on patent litigation, licensing, and IP commoning.
Andrew Ferns is a student at Western Oregon University obtaining his B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology with plans to pursue a Master’s in Medicinal Chemistry. Andrew brings his unique background in psychedelic chemistry to his position as a Chemistry Research Associate to Calyx Law. Andrew is also an amateur mycologist and designs small-scale automated mushroom cultivation systems.
A former research associate and project manager with several years of experience supporting a variety of clinical trials, a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Psychology, and a profound interest in utilizing cannabis and psychedelics to treat mental health, Paige oversees work across all aspects and functions of Calyx Law as Operations Advisor.
Research Contributor &
A writer with expertise in scholarly research and education, especially relating to cannabis and psychedelic medicine, Emma is a Research Associate at Calyx Law. Emma has contributed work to leading platforms and publications in the cannabis and psychedelics spaces, and has written educational content for doctors and biotechnology companies.
Innovation for all?
How can we use patents and other policy instruments to incentivize meaningful innovation and ensure it's swiftly and equitably distributed?
Graham hopes to join UC Berkeley Law Professor Colleen Chien, I-MAK Co-Founder Tahir Amin, and Public Good Pharma Founder Savva Kerdemelidis next year at SXSW to discuss.