Kay Madison, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

With a background in molecular biology and biochemistry, Kay focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications as well as freedom-to-operate searches. She has a range of experience in the areas of virology, plant genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, biochemistry and fermentation.  

Practice Areas

• Life Sciences
• Biotechnology
• Medical devices
• Chemical Arts

Bar Admissions

• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


    Proteolytic maturation of the 206-kDa nonstructural protein encoded by turnip yellow mosaic virus RNA. Virology 184:351-358.

    Identification of the essential cysteine and histidine residues of the turnip yellow mosaic virus protease. Virology 198:148-154.

    Coding density of the turnip yellow mosaic virus genome: Roles of the overlapping coat protein and p206-readthrough coding regions. Virology 206: 403-12.

    Identification of the cleavage site recognized by the turnip yellow mosaic virus protease. Virology 217: 404-406.


    • Oregon State University, PhD. Viral Genetics
    • California State University, B.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology