Luke is an Associate Director in our Intellectual Property Disputes team. Aided by his background in computer science and his love of technology, he focuses on supporting clients in the technology sector. He is known for his expertise in cases with a high-tech component, patent litigation, jurisdiction disputes and FRAND litigation.

Luke's litigation experience encompasses telecoms (across various ETSI and WiFi standards), video encoding, AI / machine learning, quantum computing, encryption, oil exploration and drilling, biodiesel production, LED lighting, beer dispensers, hi-tech medical equipment, as well as entitlement issues.

He also advises leading technology companies on their multi-jurisdiction patent litigation and/or FRAND strategy. His other IP experience includes advising various well-known technology and household appliance companies on trade mark, copyright and advertising disputes. He has substantial knowledge of UK FRAND case law having previously co-hosted a FRAND podcast and having acted in numerous other SEP and FRAND cases for patentees and for implementers.

He also has experience of competition litigation, particularly at the intersection with IP rights, and he has managed cases at all levels of the English Courts (including the IPEC, High Court, Court of Appeal and UK Supreme Court) and in the CAT.

Before joining Osborne Clarke in 2023, Luke acted for ZTE in its 2020 landmark appeal to the UK Supreme Court in its Standard Essential Patent (SEP) and FRAND dispute with Conversant Wireless (having previously acted in Unwired Planet's dispute with Huawei, Samsung and Google). This, and his jurisdiction expertise, led to his work on the first implementer-led FRAND action in the UK (Vestel v Access Advance & Philips) in 2021, as well as to him acting for various other implementers (as well as several patentees) in other SEP and FRAND disputes.  

Luke is a member of the British Computer Society and is the secretary for the IPEC Users' Committee. In his personal time, he enjoys video gaming, adding new tech to his home, and running.

Luke was named as a Rising Star or Notable Practitioner by Managing IP in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I am a big technology geek as well as a gamer. I spend lots of my spare time reading about and playing with new tech at home, as well as playing computer games. I love discussing the latest games and tech, and enjoy meeting the people responsible for creating them.

Family and community are also very important to me. I am a working parent who actively supports initiatives to ensure good work/life balance and shared parental leave. I believe that taking time for family and investing in my local community ensures that I bring my best self to work.