PROTECTING  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

PROTECTING  CANNABIS & PSYCHEDELICS.

 

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 in the cannabis and psychedelics spaces, 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.

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. As practitioners, our goal is to be the foremost experts and most sought-out advocates on cannabis and psychedelics related patent and IP issues.

 
 
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GRAHAM

Founder

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.

Patent Attorney

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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. 

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CELESTE

Patent Agent

A registered patent agent, with degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Microbiology, Celeste brings her professional experiences in medical writing and intellectual property to Calyx Law. Celeste's patent practice has focused on application drafting, U.S. and foreign prosecution, and performing due diligence and freedom-to-operate analyses.

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WILL

Patent Agent

A registered patent agent, with a degree in Biological Sciences, a minor in Chemistry, and a Master's in Environmental Science, Will previously spent four years bringing innovative ideas to the environmental remediation field. Will brings his passion for science, technology, and law to his work at Calyx Law, finding it the perfect confluence of these disciplines.

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ROHIT

Scientific Associate

With degrees in Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, and extensive training in medicinal chemistry, Rohit brings experience in diverse chemical sciences to his work as a Scientific Associate at Calyx Law. Rohit is also a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design, and is in the Patent Law M.S. program at its Law School.

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EMMA

Research Associate

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.

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PAIGE

Operations Manager

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 Manager.

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LOGAN

Legal Intern

A third-year law student at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law with a degree in Neuroscience and an interest in IP, Logan brings his scientific and developing legal expertise to his role as a Legal Intern at Calyx Law. To further strengthen his scientific understanding, Logan is also currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Biotechnology. 

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ANDREW

Chemistry Advisor

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 Research Intern and Chemistry Advisor to Calyx Law. Andrew is also an amateur mycologist and designs small-scale automated mushroom cultivation systems.

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MONTANA

Legal Intern

A rising 2L at University of Wisconsin Law School with a degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, Montana is a Legal Intern at Calyx Law. Previously, Montana worked in a neural development research lab researching the effects of iron deficiency on the developing brain.

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QUINCY

Legal Intern

A rising 2L at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Quincy has cultivated laboratory and research skills interning at the Water Technology Accelerator, before becoming a technologist for Versiti Wisconsin in their diagnostic laboratories.  Quincy joins Calyx Law as a Legal Intern bringing a positive spirit and a dedication to a thorough understanding of intellectual property and patent law.

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BEN

Research Intern

Pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, with a degree in History and Political Science, Ben is a Research Intern at Calyx Law. Ben is experienced in archival research, and his interests include patent analysis and the sourcing of prior art.

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JIM

Senior Advisor

A registered pharmacist and a seasoned pharmaceutical executive, Jim has led numerous companies from initial funding to sale, and is a Senior Advisor to Calyx Law. Jim has broad expertise across the healthcare field with a specific focus on cannabis-based medicines, is a prolific author and presenter, and is an inventor on multiple granted patents.

 

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MEDIA

UPCOMING:

Medical Cannabis World Forum and Microdose Psychedelics Insights are pleased to join in the creation and production of Plant Medicine Week from April 5-8, 2022 in recognition of the plant medicines potential to change society’s approach to treating conditions that conventional medicine has failed.


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