Christopher Funk

Partner

Christopher Funk has spent nearly a decade protecting and challenging intellectual property rights before U.S. district and appellate courts, and recently the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Christopher has protected or litigated against patents covering software, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mechanical devices, and other technologies. He has also negotiated and litigated intellectual property licenses covering patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Christopher also publishes on intellectual property issues, including his recent publication, The Bar Against Patenting Others’ Secrets, 19 Stanford Technology Law Review 239 (2016).

Christopher earned a B.S. in Biology and Mandarin Chinese from Brigham Young University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He graduated with a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was the Senior Notes Editor for the Stanford Law Review.  After law school, Christopher clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa. Before joining Keller Jolley Preece as a partner, Christopher was a litigator at a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Outside the office, Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the great outdoors, and long-distance running.

Technical Experience

  • Software Systems & Architecture
  • E-Commerce Technologies
  • Business Methods
  • Internet Technologies
  • Software & Web Applications
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications

Practices

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Prosecution
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Licensing of IP
  • Complex Commercial/IP Dispute Resolution
  • Patentability/Freedom to Operate Opinions

Education

  • JD, Stanford University Law School
    • Editor, Stanford Law Review
  • BS, Biology & Mandarin Chinese, Brigham Young University,
    • Magna Cum Laude

*Not licensed to practice in Utah. All legal practice in the state of Utah outside of the jurisdiction of the USPTO supervised by a member of the Utah State Bar.