Chris Hallstrom


Chris Hallstrom, partner at Keller Jolley Preece, centers his practices on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. Chris also advises clients on copyright issues, trademark registration and other areas of intellectual property.

Chris obtained his law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he graduated with honors. He was also a William H. Leary Scholar and served as president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, Chris participated in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court (IP Moot Court) competition where he was awarded best briefs in the western region. Chris was also an articles editor on the Utah Environmental Law Review.

Prior to law school Chris graduated from Brigham Young University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology and Economics. He also received numerous awards and scholarships while attending Brigham Young University, including membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society and Tau Alpha Pi.

Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as engaging in outdoor activities.

Technical Experience

  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Video Compression
  • Computer Networking
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Technologies
  • Computer Science
  • Software & Web Applications
  • Printer Drivers
  • Analog & Digital Circuits
  • Semiconductor Devices


  • William H. Leary Scholar
  • IP Moot Court, Best Brief Western Division
  • College of Law Award


  • U.S. & International Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. Trademark Prosecution
  • Patentability Analysis
  • Patentability/Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Patent Portfolio Management


  • JD, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • Honors
    • Utah Environmental Law Review
  • BS, Brigham Young University
    • Information Technology & Economics