Luke Maunder


Luke specialises in intellectual property disputes in the technology sector, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. He has advised on a number of first instance actions in the High Court and the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal and the 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 significant expertise in disputes involving standard essential patents and FRAND terms, and he acted in the lead cases brought by Unwired Planet and by Conversant Wireless.

His cases have involved a variety of technical fields, including mobile telephony, computing, consumer electronics, biodiesel production, linear accelerators and networking/communications systems.

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.

Luke is listed in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars as a Rising Star (2019).

Contact details

Year Qualified



BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of Bristol
LLB (Hons) Law, The College of Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Oxford University


Professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Member of the Society for Computers & Law
Secretary of the IPEC Users’ Committee