Ruth Collins


Senior Patent Administrator


About Ruth

Ruth has become a valued and experienced member of the Bristol Electronics and Communication team since joining as a Trainee Patent Administrator in 2011. She takes a detailed and proactive approach in helping support clients to manage their IP portfolio with Haseltine Lake Kempner.

Ruth has been working in the Bristol Electronics and Communications team since joining HLK in 2011, achieving the CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration in 2013. Her commitment to providing an excellent service to clients and supporting her colleagues was confirmed with her promotion to Senior Patent Administrator in July 2016. Ruth works with a wide range of UK and overseas clients and manages a caseload of UK, European and International patents and patent applications.

HLK recognises the key role that Patent Administrators play in helping maintaining strong client relationships that last and Ruth finds this part of the role particularly enjoyable.

Ruth is always keen to find ways to increase efficiency whilst not allowing HLK’s high standards to be reduced, whether that be by changes in our use of IT or procedures. This also involves considering how HLK’s reporting procedures can work seamlessly with many of our client’s in house teams and portals.

Ruth particularly enjoys training and mentoring trainee patent administrators, helping them to obtain their CIPA IPAC qualification and providing support as they continue to gain experience after they have qualified. She is also involved with the HLK Academy, informing the trainee attorneys about the role of the Patent Administrators in providing an excellent service to our clients.


BA English Literature and History (University of the West of England)
CIPA IP Paralegal