Luc Santarelli

Managing Partner

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.

Luc Santarelli is a member of the FICPI, APEB, AIPPI, INTA and LES.

He also lectures in the course “patent litigation in Europe” held at the CEIPI at the Strasbourg University.



49 avenue des Champs-Elysées
75008 Paris

T: +33 (0)1 40 55 43 43
F: +33 (0)1 42 67 56 29




  • French
  • English
  • Spanish




  • European Patent Attorney
  • French Patent Attorney

Technical fields

  • Aeronautics
  • Automotive
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Mechanics
  • NICT
  • Nautical
  • Optics
  • Physics
  • Semi-conductors


  • Contracts
  • Copyright and software
  • Intellectual property audits – due diligence
  • Licensing
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patents
  • Unfair competition

The Team