• 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
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Spanish

Robert B. Kornweiss


Rob Kornweiss is a versatile intellectual property and litigation counsel. Rob’s practice focuses on patent, trade secret, and complex contractual matters in a variety of industries, including software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and insurance. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, arbitration, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and International Trade Commission. Rob also drafts and negotiates contracts for clients to protect and monetize their IP.

Rob is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. His recent pro bono experience includes counseling and drafting contracts for nonprofits regarding copyright, trademark, and IP licensing, as well as representing an individual in an immigration case.


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Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Trade Secrets and Interference with Contracts Committee

Representative Matters

  • Representing Lonza Walkersville and other pharmaceutical companies in ongoing patent infringement and trade secret cases.
  • Represented Graco Children’s Products and Wonderland Nurserygoods in a patent infringement investigation before the ITC.
  • Secured a preliminary injunction through trial on behalf of Lonza Walkersville in a patent infringement case involving point-of-care cell therapy technology.
  • Resolved a patent infringement case for Agilent regarding an N-glycan labeling reagent.

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Firm News & Announcements

August 18, 2022 The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 54 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year
May 11, 2022 LITIGATION NOTE: ScentAir Prevails Again in Pair of Patent Rulings, Leaving Prolitec Only Narrow Claims
January 27, 2022 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Secures Preliminary Injunction for Lonza in Ground-Breaking Cell Therapy Patent Infringement Case
January 3, 2022 Crowell & Moring Elects 13 New Partners, Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel, and 19 to Counsel
August 19, 2021 The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, One Selected as Lawyer of the Year
February 10, 2021 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Prevails for ScentAir in Long-Running Patent Infringement Case
August 20, 2020 The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year
October 4, 2019 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Client Agilent Successfully Rebuts Preliminary Injunction Because Patent Likely Invalid