Your IP Personnel Consultancy

Empathetic. Confidential. Connected.


Our core skill is the expeditious finding of the IP-professional who has the right expertise and personality for you.
Our profound industry focus means that we have the necessary technical and specialist background knowledge and are most able to assess the special demands made on jobholders, both in industry and in the legal segment.

Our highly satisfied clients confirm the long-term success of our work.


Get an overview of the job market.

We can provide you with offers from the hidden job market and our research means that you gain the leading advantage from exclusive knowledge.

Your trust is our greatest asset.

People are creative –
they have an inherent and perpetual ambition to innovate.

About us

Since 2001, swob has stood for the specialist recruitment of professionals and executives in the area of intellectual property.

Brothers Stefan and Markus Abel offer empathetic careers advice, the pooling of qualified personnel and the bespoke placement of appropriate candidates. Thanks to our many years of experience we have excellent technical and social expertise combined with exclusive knowledge of the intellectual property market and the individuals operating within it.

Stefan Abel, Dipl. Soz.

Founder and DirectorGerman Division

Markus Abel, Dipl. Kfm.

Senior ConsultantGerman division and
international specialist

swob sees itself as the confidential intermediary between the candidate and the business enterprise/legal office.

We offer…

Together we discuss paths and establish prospects.

Bespoke placement of candidates

swob specializes in the bespoke placement of patent lawyers, IP-professionals and entire divisions both in Germany and overseas. As market and industry experts, we are familiar with the finer points of your profession.
Our knowledge of relevant positions and job profiles, good contacts with qualified personnel and a feel for individuals and teams enable us to succeed in delivering a win-win situation.

Empathetic careers advice

swob takes your personal concerns and desire for change seriously. We guarantee you will receive individual, empathetic career advice and support. In face-to-face consultations, we understand how to put ourselves in your position. Together we find the best way to optimise your long-term “market value” and employability whilst considering your work-life-balance.

Network of IP-industry contacts

Years of developing valuable contacts (with business enterprises, legal offices and IP-professionals) and the resultant trust our intellectual property clients place in us, lie at the core of our success.

Forward thinking advice

During placement projects we always try to think one step ahead. We consider how the market on the one hand, and the potential candidate on the other, are developing. This is the only way to help you find the most perfect match possible and to achieve satisfaction for all sides.


Wilhelm-Ney-Str. 16
36160 Dipperz

Phone: +49 6657 9141988
Fax: +49 6657  9141983


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