Graham Pechenik (JD)
Patent Attorney & Founder, Calyx Law
Mr. Pechenik is a registered patent attorney and the founder of Calyx Law, an industry-leading law firm specialized in IP relating to cannabis and psychedelics. Mr. Pechenik has a BS from UC San Diego, choosing Cognitive Neuroscience and Biochemistry majors after his first psychedelic experiences inspired deep curiosity about the bases for changes in consciousness; and a JD from New York University, where he initially pursued interests in bioethics and cognitive liberty. After a decade obtaining and defending patents for Fortune 500 companies across the agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology industries, including working on several landmark patent cases both at trial and on appeal, Mr. Pechenik started Calyx Law to help cannabis and psychedelics ventures design and implement their IP strategies. Mr. Pechenik also contributes to Psilocybin Alpha as editor-at-large, writing about psychedelics IP and contributing to psychedelics patent, legalization and decriminalization trackers, and is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.