Venturing into psychedelic research and uncertain about the novelty of your claims? Seeking to contest an existing patent application or concerned about potential infringements on established patents? Let us guide you with expertise and clarity.Contact Us About Our Services
This service enables clients to challenge patent applications that may improperly claim technologies already in the public domain.
This service provides an evaluation of the potential for securing a patent on a new technology within the psychedelic field.
This service conducts a clearance search, assessing a client's freedom to operate within the psychedelic field, particularly in regard to patent interests.
Porta Sophia's mission is to protect the public domain and stimulate innovation in the field of psychedelics. We aim to facilitate access to historical, archival, and scientific psychedelic information and cultivate a high-quality patent landscape through expert prior art search, curation, and analysis services. Our prior art services provide a deeper and broader perspective to non-traditional knowledge sources beyond the capacities of conventional intellectual property firms. We are committed to assisting stakeholders in the psychedelic patenting process to attain more efficient and defensible patents, thereby ultimately increasing safe and equitable access to psychedelic therapies for those who need them.
Central to our mission is our free online prior art library, available to all - innovators, patent applicants, patent examiners, investors, and the public. Currently containing over 1600 psychedelic references, our library is updated weekly with curated prior art relevant to the latest patent themes. Our library is not limited to traditional prior art such as patent documents, books, or peer-reviewed journal articles; it also includes valuable non-traditional prior art sourced from web forums, discussion posts, archival materials, and conference proceedings.Expand Prior Art Mission Statment
While our free online psychedelic prior art library offers a wealth of information, it may not fully cater to the specific needs of stakeholders in the psychedelic patenting process. Because effective searching can be time-intensive and requires subject matter expertise, we now offer personalized assistance through our paid prior art services. This provides the option for stakeholders to access more comprehensive custom searches and analyses.
We provide in-depth reports through three specialized prior art services: third-party interventions, patentability assessments, and landscape assessments. Our team's impartial and unbiased analysis, rooted in our non-profit status and absence of conflict of interest regarding the issuance or rejection of any patent application, amplifies the credibility of our work.
For personalized assistance in choosing the most suitable service, or to request a quote, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dedicated Porta Sophia team will assess your specific circumstances and offer recommendations to guide your decision.Contact Us About Our Services
This service enables clients to challenge patent applications that may improperly claim technologies already in the public domain. Our team of scientific, and archival experts thoroughly investigate prior art sources, including previous patents, academic literature, books, archival documents, websites, and forums, to dispute overly broad patents, thus mitigating technology sequestration risks and preventing costly future IP disputes. We submit third-party interventions to the USPTO or international patent offices against a patent application of the client’s choice, provided the application is eligible for such a filing.*
This service provides an evaluation of the potential for securing a patent on a new technology within the psychedelic field. It provides innovators with a comprehensive analysis of their drafted claims and the scope of their patentability, identifying potential challenges that could prevent patent issuance. By conducting an extensive prior art search, our team offers crucial insights and a report that can help clarify the patentability of each claim. This pre-examination assessment can save clients both time and money, increasing the likelihood of a smoother patent issuance process with the patent office.
This service conducts a clearance search, assessing a client's freedom to operate within the psychedelic field, particularly in regard to patent interests. Our expert team undertakes meticulous research, identifying existing patents relevant to a client's technology or idea and identifying any prior art that may influence the validity of such patents. The analysis will also include identification of pending patent applications that may mature into issued relevant patents as well as historical documents identifying aspects of the technology as being in the public domain and therefore free from valid patent claims. This service aims to preemptively detect potential patent infringements that could arise in future endeavors, ultimately saving clients' resources and mitigating legal disputes. With the Landscape Assessment Service report, which includes all identified patents and patent applications of interest and any related prior art references, clients gain a clearer understanding of their intellectual property standing within the psychedelic patent landscape.
Indigenous communities have long used psychedelic plant medicines. Yet, they have largely been excluded from the discourse and profits surrounding the modern-day commercialization and intellectual property rights of these substances. Because of our commitment to an ethical patent landscape, we continue to explore mechanisms to support, consider, and respect Indigenous practices in the psychedelic patent field.
As part of this initiative, patents or applications that attempt to monopolize Indigenous medicine, culture, practices, or knowledge will be flagged and assessed critically in our evaluations. We aim to support the enduring presence and recognition of the Indigenous wisdom and practices that have been integral to Indigenous cultures.
In line with our Indigenous Awareness Initiative, all prior art services offered by Porta Sophia will be provided free of charge related to patents and applications attempting to monopolize or appropriate known Indigenous practices.
*Eligibility for Porta Sophia's Indigenous Awareness Initiative: Porta Sophia would like to offer free prior art services to safeguard Indigenous Practices. To inquire more about eligibility of free prior art services, please contact us at email@example.comContact Us About Our Services
Consider if you are having concerns about a competitive patent application that improperly claims existing technologies or have a desire to prevent technology sequestration and costly future intellectual property disputes.
Challenging potential misuse of the patent system, preventing improper monopolization of already existing technologies.
Consider if you are an investor looking to mitigate IP risks for your portfolio company, or an innovator seeking to patent a technology in the psychedelic field but are uncertain about the breadth or validity of your claims.
Understanding the potential challenges to patentability before official examination, increasing the likelihood of patent issuance.
Consider if you are planning to innovate or operate in a specific area of the psychedelic field and want to increase confidence that you're not infringing on any existing patents or potential future patents. An investing looking to reduce the risk of your investment portfolio.
Derisking existing development plans or identifying safer paths for future development.
Legal Advice Disclaimer: The materials, resources, and services offered by Porta Sophia on this website are intended solely for general informational purposes and should not be perceived as legal advice or a replacement for understanding and complying with relevant laws. The contents do not constitute legal counsel, nor does accessing them establish a client relationship. Porta Sophia does not function as a law firm, provide legal services, or engage in the practice of law. Relying on any content here is at your discretion and risk. For specific legal needs or advice, consult a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Porta Sophia makes no warranties or representations, implied or explicit, regarding the website's accuracy, reliability, or completeness. The organization bears no responsibility for outcomes from using the site, including any patent decisions arising from our third-party intervention service. Ultimate patent issuance authority lies with the respective patent office, beyond Porta Sophia's influence or control.
Confidentiality, Exclusivity and Publication Statement: As part of the public domain, third-party interventions are subject to publication by the patent offices. Upon the acceptance of all third-party interventions, Porta Sophia reserves the right to disseminate the claims chart and receipt via press releases. While maintaining client confidentiality, any prior art discovered, or curations created during the third-party intervention service will be promptly added to the Porta Sophia library database. Porta Sophia upholds the right to publish any surfaced prior art and resulting curation as an integral part of the public domain.
Disclosure Policy: In the course of Porta Sophia's prior art search services, any previously undiscovered or curated prior art that is identified will be promptly published and included in our public prior art library. It is our policy to maintain transparency and contribute to the collective knowledge base by sharing these findings. Be aware that the application of this policy may lead to the public disclosure of prior art which otherwise would have not been as publicly accessible. Porta Sophia holds no liability for any consequences or implications that may result from such disclosures. Always consult with a professional legal advisor for personalized advice.
Re-investment Policy: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, Porta Sophia is deeply committed to its mission and to the principle of transparency in all of its operations. Consequently, all funds received from our prior art services are directly re-invested back into Porta Sophia, and are used to further enhance our work and to contribute to the advancement of our mission. It should be noted that our commitment to re-invest all revenues does not imply any financial benefit or any other specific outcome for those who utilize our services. By using our services, you acknowledge and agree to this re-investment policy.
*Note: U.S. Third-Party Preissuance Submissions: under 35 U.S.C. 122(e), such submissions may be made before (1) the later of (i) 6 months after the date of publication or (ii) the date of a first Office action on the merits rejecting any claims, or (2) before the date of a notice of allowance, if earlier. International Third Party Observations: Third party observations may be submitted at any time after the date of publication of the international application and before the expiration of 28 months from the priority date, provided that the application is not withdrawn or considered withdrawn.
**Note: Porta Sophia routinely monitors U.S. and international psychedelic patent applications. Should an application improperly claim public domain innovations and meet our intervention criteria, we gather evidence against these claims and file third-party interventions. Porta Sophia has extensive experience in third-party interventions and has filed 50+ interventions. Clients requesting intervention for applications already on our list are informed without charge. Third-party intervention press releases and an up-to-date summary can be found on the Porta Sophia website.