Luke Maunder

Senior Associate

Luke specialises in intellectual property disputes in the technology sector, and has particular experience of patent litigation and jurisdictional disputes. His first degree was in computer science.

Luke has advised on a number of first instance actions in the High Court and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, as well as on appeals to the Court of Appeal and to the UK Supreme Court. Many of his cases are multi-jurisdictional disputes, requiring a high degree of co-ordination at both a strategic and a practical level. He has also been involved in a wide gamut of interim applications. In particular, he frequently advises on challenges to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England & Wales.

A significant number of his cases involve disputes over standard essential patents and FRAND terms, and he acted in the lead cases brought by Unwired Planet and by Conversant Wireless Licensing.

Otherwise, his cases span a variety of technical fields, including mobile telephony, computing, consumer electronics, lighting, biodiesel production, linear accelerators and networking/communications systems.

Luke is a professional member of the British Computer Society and a member of the Society for Computers & Law. He is also the secretary of the IPEC Users’ Committee.


  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of Bristol
  • LLB (Hons) Law, The College of Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Oxford University
  • Qualified 2012
  • MBCS, Professional Member of the British Computer Society
  • Solicitor Advocate

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