top of page

PROTECTING  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

PROTECTING  EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.

SERVICES

SERVICES

UTILITY, DESIGN & PLANT
PATENT PROSECUTION
PATENT LITIGATION

& ENFORCEMENT

PATENT PORTFOLIO
DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY
FREEDOM-TO-OPERATE OPINIONS
TECHNOLOGY, COMPETITOR
& LANDSCAPE REVIEWS
IP AUDITS
& DUE DILIGENCE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AGREEMENTS & LICENSING
TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT 
& OTHER IP SERVICES

DATA PRIVACY, TELEHEALTH & DIGITAL HEALTH ISSUES
REGULATORY APPROVAL & COMPLIANCE

VISION

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.

VISION
ATTORNEYS
Gabby Image.JPG

GABBY

Patent Attorney

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.

Open folder Calyx Ops Docs.png

GREG

Patent Agent

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.

Headshot - N. Smith.jpg

NOAH

Patent Analyst

Noah has a MSc. in Global Health from McMaster University and has worked since 2021 as an analyst with Psychedelic Alpha to support developments focused on health and drug policy. Noah brings his passion for the medical potential of psychedelics and his dedication for health and innovation to support Calyx Law as a Patent Analyst.

Pechenik-Headshot.jpeg

GRAHAM

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.

IMG_0038 Copy.JPG

CHRIS

Patent Attorney

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. 

ArielClark-Smiling-Hi (1)_edited.jpg

ARIEL

Of Counsel

A business, corporate and regulatory attorney with over 15 years of experience advising businesses, non-profits, government agencies, tribes, practitioners and providers regarding complex and emergent legal and political issues related to plant medicines and psychedelics.

photo_2023-05-20_15-14-46_edited.jpg

KODY

Research Intern

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.

Screen Shot 2023-05-23 at 7_edited.jpg

RACHEL

Legal Intern

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. 

Headshot.jpg

TYLER

Technical Specialist

Tyler holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, where his research, teaching, and science writing spanned many dimensions of neuroscience and physiology. Tyler combines his research and communication skills with a passion for emerging biotechnologies as a Technical Specialist at Calyx Law.

andrew headshot.jpg

ANDREW

Research Assistant

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.

Bio Pic.jpg

EMMA

Research Contributor &

Technical Writer

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.

4920_edited.jpg

SHERRIE

Operations Manager & Paralegal

Sherrie has served as an Operations Manager and Paralegal in the cannabis and psychedelics space for several years. She brings her experience with regulatory and corporate work as well as her passion for the possibilities of psychedelics in medicine to Calyx Law to oversee administrative functions and paralegal work.

MEDIA

MEDIA

UPCOMING:

  • May 23 - 24, 2024 The 4th Annual Psychedelic Therapeutics & Drug Development Conference | Boston, MA

Psychedelic Patents - Avoiding Controversy While Achieving Defensible and Enforceable IP

How can strong IP be built around known psychedelic compounds, or even variations of them, especially in a crowded field with many close competitors, with significant uncertainties around REMS—and in view of controversies around whether patents should be granted on psychedelics at all? How can a patent strategy be best designed to account for these difficulties, while taking advantage of regulatory exclusivities and other incentive mechanisms to bring innovative therapeutics into the clinic and to patients?


ALL MEDIA >

Five Psychedelic Law Firms You Should Have On Your Radar

10-2-2-2048x1152.png
Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 11.39.16 PM.pn
Screen Shot 2022-03-30 at 10.37.58 AM.png

Legalization and Decriminalization Tracker

Psychedelic Alpha Trackers

bottom of page