Kelly Preece


Kelly’s practice includes patent and trademark prosecution, strategic patent portfolio counseling, and intellectual property licensing and enforcement management. In particular, Kelly specializes in building creative and customized intellectual property strategies for clients in all stages of growth.Prior to joining Keller Jolley Preece, Kelly served as General Counsel for an LED technology company focused on semiconductor applications in the dental, medical, and lighting industries. Kelly’s expertise in strategic patent portfolio management, along with his strength in license negotiation and patent litigation management, generated millions of dollars of revenue to support company growth.

Prior to attending law school, Kelly gained hands-on industry experience working at one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial flow equipment for chemical, mining, and oil and gas applications.

An avid trekker, Kelly has scaled most of the peaks along the Wasatch Front. He also enjoys camping with his family in the scenic outdoor venues of Utah.

Technical Experience

  • Semiconductor Technologies
  • Medical & Dental Devices
  • Software & Internet Applications
  • Computer Systems
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Chemical Compositions


  • Utah IP “Legal Elite”
  • CALI Excellence Award
  • William H. Leary Scholar


  • US & International Intellectual Property Rights Development, Protection, & Management
  • Patent & Trademark Prosecution
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Patent Portfolio Counseling
  • Licensing of IP
  • Management of IP Enforcement
  • Patentability/Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Complex Commercial/IP Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation Management


  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • High Honors
    • Note & Comment Editor, Utah Law Review
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University