Founder | Registered Patent Attorney, Calyx Law
Graham Pechenik is a registered patent attorney, and the founder of Calyx Law. Graham has a BS from UC San Diego, where he chose his Cognitive Neuroscience and Biochemistry majors after his first psychedelic experiences inspired deep curiosity about the bases for changes in consciousness, and a JD from NYU, where he initially pursued interests in bioethics and cognitive liberty. After a decade at large law firms representing companies in the agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries, including working on several landmark patent cases both at trial and on appeal, Graham started Calyx Law to help cannabis and psychedelics ventures design and implement their intellectual property strategies. Graham also contributes to Psilocybin Alpha as editor-at-large, writing about psychedelics IP, providing data for patent trackers, and maintaining a psychedelics legalization and decriminalization tracker, and he is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants. Graham was raised in Oakland, CA, and currently lives in San Francisco.