Porta Sophia is on a mission to protect the public domain by building a library of curated psychedelic prior art. Our library features prior art relevant to 50+ psychedelic compounds from patents, journal articles, books, websites, archival and non-traditional sources. Our simple search tool provides a free and easy resource for innovators, patent examiners or practitioners seeking relevant psychedelic prior art. Porta Sophia’s team of scientific and legal experts manually curate prior art to highlight current themes in the psychedelic patent landscape while new prior art is added weekly.
Porta Sophia is a non-profit organization on the pursuit to protect the public domain, stimulate innovation, and support good patents to assure psychedelic therapies can one day be available at scale to the people who need them. We support good patents that are novel and non-obvious by making sure publicly known technologies and practices in psychedelics are not sequestered by overly broad patents.
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Porta Sophia has created a five step process for evaluating psychedelic patents/applications and building our prior art library. These steps ensure that our prior art library is enriched with themes from the patents/applications we are tracking. Using this knowledge, we locate and curate relevant prior art and build our library.
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Porta Sophia tracks and analyzes US. and international patent applications on a weekly basis. If an application improperly claims something known to be in the public domain and meets all the standards of our third party preissuance submission evaluation criteria, our team assembles prior art relevant to evaluating the novelty and non-obviousness of the application and presents these directly to the USPTO and international patent offices through third-party submissions/observations.
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As a non-profit organization, donated funds allow our passionate and interdisciplinary team of experts to work together toward our goal of assuring psychedelic therapies can one day be available at scale to the people who need them. Your financial donations support our long-term sustainability and enable the continued expansion and maintenance of our prior art library and other efforts.Donate to Our Mission
The Archival Researcher Network (ARN) was developed to help Porta Sophia expand our prior art library by tapping into the expertise of a global network of psychedelic historical researchers to crowdsource relevant prior art. By leveraging historical expertise about psychedelics, our network will help curate and increase access to disparate knowledge of psychedelic science, practice, and tradition. ARN welcomes anyone with experience or is interested in historical or archival research on psychedelics to join our community.
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