Crystallizing the Relationship Between Patents, Polymorphs and Psilocybin

Compass Pathways was granted a patent for what they claim to be a newly discovered crystalline form of psilocybin. This patent would allow Compass to exclude others from benefitting from the use of that crystalline form. That patent was challenged in court due to ambiguous scientific jargon and, more critically, because Polymorph A is not a new polymorph at all. We explain what crystal polymorphs are, why finding new polymorphs is significant, and why scientists are able to claim this new crystal structure not new at all.
The original article can be found at: Terpenes and Testing Magazine

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