Luc Santarelli

Santarelli - France


49 avenue des Champs Elysées

75008, France

+33 1 40 55 43 43

Patent star 2022




Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling
Unfair competition

Industry sectors:

Aerospace & defence
Medical devices

Luc Santarelli is a French and European Patent Attorney.

He has a dual educational background: an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne in 1978 in a wide range of engineering technologies with specialization in telecommunications, and a Masters in Law from University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas in 1988.

After a stint as a telecommunications engineer, Luc Santarelli trained and qualified at Cabinet Bonnet-Thirion before joining Rinuy, Santarelli in 1985 where he was specialised in patent infringement litigation.

He assists clients in crafting intellectual property strategies and handles patent infringement, patent oppositions, know-how misappropriation and patent ownership rights litigation and licensing operations. His clientele includes high tech start-ups and major corporations across a wide range of fields including telecommunications, electronics, software, semi-conductors, microtechnologies and the mechanical industry.


Year Joined Firm: 1980


  • Intellectual Property Attorney since 1986
  • European Patent Attorney since 1988
  • European Patent Litigation diploma
  • Masters in Law from Paris II University
  • CEIPI diploma
  • Electrical Engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausnne (EPFL)

Network Memberships:

  • APEB
  • INTA
  • LES

He also lectures in the course "patent litigation in Europe" held at thhe CEIPI at the Strasbourg University


Last updated 31st of March 2021