Clare Collins

Clare Collins

Senior Patent Attorney


Clare Collins is experienced at drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of technology areas, including mechanical devices, electronic devices, medical devices, computer-implemented inventions and blockchain.

Clare studied physics at undergraduate level, which included a project on surface metrology based at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). This interest lead to her study for an MRes in Ultra Precision at the Institute for Manufacturing at University of Cambridge. This course covered a range of precision engineering topics from display technology to energy beam processing and furthered her understanding of measurement technologies and surface science. Following this, Clare went on to do a PhD at Cambridge in field emission from ordered nanomaterials with a particular focus on carbon nanotubes.

Clare entered the profession in 2017 and joined UDL in 2021 and subsequently Murgitroyd as part of the addition of UDL in October 2021.

Clare is based in our Dublin Office.

  • Software and related technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Électronique
  • FemTech

The attorney development programme for newly qualified attorneys was a great way to get to know more people in the company and to feel supported in continuing to learn beyond exams. It focused on the broader context of what it means to be an independent attorney.

Clare Collins

Key Member of the Patent Prosecution Team awarded Tier 1

Managing IP, IP Stars Firm ranking 2024 - Patent Prosecution Ireland

Key contributor to our Technology, Media & Telecoms Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms - 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 & 2024

You have done a first-class job translating my ambition into a practical invention. Brilliant!

Financial Services Company

Rising star 2023, Managing IP

IP Stars - 2023

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