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).

Contributed to


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


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


  • Contributing Author


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

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