Kady S. Bruce

Kady S. Bruce, PhD

Associate | Biotechnology
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  • University of Tampa, BA
  • University of Alabama, PhD, Vision Science
  • Boston University School of Law, JD

Key Technologies

  • AAV Technology
  • Antibodies
  • Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice



  • Boston


Kady Bruce focuses her practice on US and foreign patent prosecution and opinion work for clients in the biotechnology and life sciences industries. With extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducting freedom-to-operate analyses, Kady counsels clients of all sizes, including start-ups, mid-size companies, large companies, and universities. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of AAV technology, antibodies, biology (including synthetic biology), neuroscience, ophthalmology, and sensory systems.

While in law school, Kady was a member of BU’s Start-up Law Clinic, where she assisted BU and MIT student-based start-ups with incorporating, forming LLCs, researching and filing trademark applications, and drafting IP assignment agreements. She was also a summer associate at Wolf Greenfield and assisted the firm in researching, drafting, and prosecuting patents.

Before beginning law school, Kady received her PhD in vision science. Her research involved using adaptive optical technology to image and stimulate human ocular cells in vivo, with the goal of developing a better understanding of elementary photoreceptor signaling in human vision. In addition, she was a legal intern at Boston Scientific, where she researched and provided summaries on patent portfolio acquisitions to assist Boston Scientific with assessments of portfolio value.


  • Volunteer at Big Sister Boston (2016-present)
  • Volunteer Adoption Counselor for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (2009-2011)


  • Sylvia D. Worrell Endowed Vision Science Scholarship (2013, 2015)
  • Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning College Teaching Scholarship
  • University of Tampa Presidential Scholarship (2008-2011)
  • Medtronic Scholarship for Undergraduate Excellence (2008-2011)
  • University of Tampa Dean’s List (2008-2011)


Scientific Publications

  • Kady S. Bruce, PhD., Legislative Recommendation for Regulating the Use of Germline Modification Techniques in the United States, 25 B.U. J. SCI. & TECH. L. 185 (2019).
  • Bruce, K.S., Harmening, W.M., Langston, B.R., Tuten, W.S., Roorda, A., & Sincich, L.C. Normal perceptual sensitivity arising from weakly reflective cone photoreceptors, INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 56(8), 4431-4438.
  • Smith, M.L., Oliveira Souza, F.G., Bruce, K.S., Strang, C.E., Morley, B.J., & Keyser, K.T. Acetylcholine receptors in the retinas of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout mouse, MOLECULAR VISION, 20, 1328-1356.



Kady enjoys practicing yoga and playing volleyball.