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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. (2012) with distinction
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (2015)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Spanish

Robert B. Kornweiss

New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4045
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Robert B. Kornweiss is an associate in Crowell & Moring's New York office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Robert litigates intellectual property and other complex commercial cases. His recent experience includes:

  • Waters Tech., Inc. & Waters Corp., Inc. v. Agilent Techs., Inc., No. 18-1450-MN (D. Del.) – Representing Agilent in a patent infringement suit on n-glycan labeling reagent.
  • Representing a software company in a trade secret misappropriation litigation.
  • Representing an automotive technology company in litigation relating to trade secret misappropriation, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, and business torts.
  • Representing defense contractors in trade secret misappropriation and defamation litigations.
  • Representing a brewing company in a trademark and false advertising litigation.
  • Counseling clients regarding best practices for the protection of trade secrets and confidential information.

Robert's pro bono experience includes immigration, adoption, criminal defense, and defamation matters.

Robert is a member of the committee revising the civil jury instructions for D.C. Superior Court.

Robert received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was a merit scholar, an executive editor of Law & Contemporary Problems, and a member of the Mock Trial Board and the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also studied Spanish and business administration. During his university studies, Robert was a member of the Student Attorney General’s Staff and the Carolina Mock Trial team. He also served as a volunteer tutor, orphanage staff member, and translator in Spanish-speaking communities in North Carolina and Argentina.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee
    • Trade Secrets Corporate Compliance and Best Practices Sub-Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

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Aug.20.2020 The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year
Oct.04.2019 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Client Agilent Successfully Rebuts Preliminary Injunction Because Patent Likely Invalid