Matthew Hunt#5103

Matthew Hunt

Matthew is an associate in the Competition & EU department at Bristows LLP, based in London.

Matthew has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in the TMT sector. He was part of the team defending Google against an abuse of dominance claim brought by the online mapping company Streetmap, as well as the team representing Samsung in litigation issued by Unwired Planet relating to 'FRAND' aspects of standard essential patent licensing. He is currently involved in a number of on-going FRAND disputes, both for SEP holders and implementers.

Matthew has significant experience dealing with the practical issues that arise during litigation, particularly in relation to: confidentiality; privilege; co-ordinating litigation across jurisdictions; and overlapping European Commission investigations, including disputes as to whether claims are follow-on or standalone. He has also spent time on secondment to the in-house litigation team of a leading technology company.

Matthew regularly advises on issues arising out of distribution, licensing and settlement agreements, particularly in the pharmaceutical and TMT sectors. He also gives advice and training on competition law compliance, including on dawn raids. He is a regular contributor to the Bristows' CLIP Board blog on the interface between competition and IP law, and has also written for publications including the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Competition Law Journal, and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.
Contributed to


Internet of Things (IoT)—key legal issues
Internet of Things (IoT)—key legal issues
Practice notes

The Internet of Things is the term given to everyday objects, smart devices and connected devices connected to the internet. This Practice Note provides context and an explanation of the Internet of Things or IoT, providing an introduction to the technology, current and future implementations and key legal issues related to its implementation.

Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing
Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing
Practice notes

This Practice Note addresses the role played by standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in patent litigation before the Courts of England and Wales (the English Courts). In particular, this Practice Note considers the legal landscape following the UK Supreme Court decision handed down on 26 August 2020 in the conjoined Unwired Planet and Conversant appeals and the practical implications of this decision.

Practice areas


  • Contributing Author


  • LLB Law
  • University of Bristol
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law
  • King's College London

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