Bespoke Intellectual Property Attorney Search

Individual service tailored to your business needs.

We appreciate no two companies are the same. Our IP recruitment specialists listen to you and your business needs before we even begin talking about candidates.

Serving large and small clients across diverse industries, MWA represents a variety of roles and successfully places people throughout the IP industry.

We pride ourselves on consistent high standards of service and an honest and open approach for every client, whether we’re working with a small business looking to make its first move into recruiting talent or a large multinational with a need to expand an IP function.

This means we can move quickly to secure candidates for roles, alert you to candidate availability in hard to find skill areas and offer sound advice on market conditions.

Our own intellectual property is the knowledge we have fostered over the last 20 years of recruiting IP Attorneys.

Our clients, their opinion. This is MWA in their words...

“I have known and worked with Kieron for many years, both as a candidate and recruiting manager. He has a very pragmatic and grounded approach, which I really appreciate. These skills have helped me to make the best choices when required. His ability to coach people and manage expectations is also very welcomed.”

Global Head of IP,
Atlas Copco

“Kieron has recruited a Patent Attorney for our company. The project ran smoothly from start to finish, Kieron is excellent at driving the search forward, keeping us informed at all times and providing clear and concise summaries. He is extremely responsive to client needs and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Deputy Director,
HR, Germany Pharmaceuticals

“We have recently been working with MWA and have found the service to be excellent. Their understanding of the business needs and culture of the organisation enabled them to provide us with relevant applicants. They have always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending MWA to anyone.”

Country HR Manager,
TE Connectivity

“I find Kieron a pleasure to work with. He recently handled a difficult assignment for us with patience and skill. Kieron’s network and insights into recruitment in the IP sector in Europe were of real value to us during the assignment. He guided us through our interactions with strong candidates who could choose from multiple different career opportunities. Ultimately, Kieron helped us to hire a talented attorney who is a good fit for us and who was not short of other options.”

Senior Patent Attorney,
Electronics Company,
The Netherlands

“I worked with Kieron to recruit two Patent Attorneys in 2016 and was very satisfied with the services provided by MWA. The assignment was handled confidentially and professionally with relevant candidates identified for the posts. We were provided with in-depth and regular reports on the progress and the final candidates were fully informed of what to expect at their interview. I would not hesitate in using Kieron and MWA again.”

Global Head of IP,
Chemical Company,

“I’ve worked with Kieron for several years and he has helped me successfully recruit for various attorney roles in very different settings. Kieron has a very good understanding of what a particular role requires, both in professional skills and in the fit with the workplace culture, and his recommendations are always clear and to the point. His approach is efficient, transparent and no-nonsense, which is appreciated by me, as well as by candidates, who often gave us very positive feedback on Keiron as well.”

Director of IP,
Chemical Company,
The Netherlands

“MWA cares about our success! I have been working with Kieron Wright and his team for more than five years and what makes his team stand out from the crowd is that he and his team really care about the success of our firm. He knows our business and what we want to achieve in the market place. Therefore, MWA does not only place people in the short-term, but is instead an important part of our journey. Each placement of a new candidate is made with a long-term view to fit our needs and our business plans.”

Christian Arkelius,
Partner of Ström & Gulliksson

Some kind words from candidates...


“Although finding a match may seem a straightforward business deal, in reality it is a highly inter-human exercise, of which MWA thoroughly understands the delicacies and subtleties.”

“Kieron recently assisted me in finding a position as a trainee/part qualified attorney; he was recommended to me by someone I hold in very high esteem and I wasn’t disappointed.  He is extremely professional and personable, and I enjoyed working with him.  He helped me find a position that was slightly different from what I was initially looking for, but which was a perfect fit for my skill set and interests. He was always available for a chat and he provided me with personalised advice. Each time I talked to him he handled the conversation in a patient manner with a full discussion of the topic. He also has a good sense of humor, which really helped me connect with him. I felt like I could rely on him for anything and it was obvious that he held both the interests of the company and mine in his mind at all times; he really went above and beyond. Kieron is by far the best recruiter I have worked with; I would work with him again without a doubt, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an IP specialized recruiter.”

“Kieron has assisted me in changing positions twice in my career as patent attorney. I have really felt well treated throughout the whole procedure. Kieron is very pleasant, thorough and talented, with high integrity. He is dedicated to his work and a very pleasant person. I recommend Kieron warmly.”

Kieron has assisted me in making the transition from private practice to industry, which I had wanted to do for some time. He was recommended to me by a friend of mine and he more than met my expectations. He helped me find a position with a company which was different to what I was looking for, but I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a perfect match for my interests and skills set. Throughout the whole process, I have felt well supported and advised by Kieron. He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking to make a change in their IP career.”

“I have had contact with Kieron at several different occasions and he has recently successfully assisted me in changing position. Kieron is a very nice person who is also excellent in his profession! He is trustworthy, sincere and highly committed. He is very good in judging character and to find a good match of persons. He truly aims for achieving a good result for both parties involved in the recruitment process. I warmly recommend Kieron and MW IP for candidates as well as companies looking for IP specialists.”

Recently Completed Assignments

Electrolux, Italy

European Patent Attorney

Kilburn & Strode, the Netherlands

Trade Mark Partner

AB Enzymes, Germany

IP Manager

Borealis, Austria

European Patent Attorney

Etex Group, Belgium

European Patent Attorney

Genfit, France

Director of IP

Synvina, The Netherlands

Head of IP

Borealis, Sweden & Finland

Senior European Patent Attorney

Crispr Therapeutics. Switzerland

Director, Global IP

TATA Steel, The Netherlands

European Patent Attorney

TATA Steel, The Netherlands

Head of Intellectual Property

Friesland Campina, The Netherlands

IP Director Designate

3Shape, Denmark

IP Counsel

Strom & Gulliksson, Sweden

European Patent Attorney

Qbo, Switzerland

Head of Intellectual Property

Firmenich, Switzerland

Director Patent Counsel

AlfaLaval – Sweden or Denmark

European Patent Attorney – Mechanical European

AlfaLaval – Sweden or Denmark

Patent Attorney – Materials Science, Chemistry

IPQ, Stockholm, Sweden

European Patent Attorney

Mewburn Ellis, Munich, Germany

European Patent Attorney (Partner)

Mewburn Ellis, Munich, Germany

Trademark Attorney (Partner)

Chapman & Co, Munich, Germany

European Patent Attorney

Tigenix, Spain

IP Director

Teva, Switzerland

European Patent Attorney

Novartis, Switzerland

Oppositions Counsel

Biotronik, Germany

Vice President of IP

Dolby, The Netherlands

European Patent Attorney

Jacobs Douwe Egberts,. The Netherlands

Intellectual Property Expert

Mewburn Ellis

Partner Designate


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