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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

Robert B. Kornweiss is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's New York office and is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Litigation groups. Rob litigates and resolves patent, trade secret, and other complex commercial cases. He focuses on collaborating and clearly communicating with clients to efficiently execute strategies tailored to each individual case. His recent experience includes:

  • Representing a pharmaceutical and biologic manufacturer in patent infringement and trade secret cases.
  • Representing a therapeutic developer in a trade secret case.
  • Representing a biotech company in trade secret and patent licensing cases.
  • Representing a commercial scent provider in a patent infringement case.
  • Resolving a patent infringement case for Rekor Systems regarding automatic license plate recognition technology.
  • Resolving a patent infringement case for Agilent Technologies regarding an N-glycan labeling reagent.
  • Prevailing on summary judgement in a trade secret case for a defense contractor.

Rob's recent pro bono experience includes assisting nonprofits with IP licensing and trademark prosecution, as well as representing an individual in an immigration case.

As an active member of the American Bar Association’s Trade Secret and Interference with Contracts Committee, Rob collaborates with other attorneys to advance trade secret policy. He is also an active member of the committee revising the civil jury instructions for D.C. Superior Court. Through his work on this committee, Rob focuses on principles for the clear communication of legal concepts to jurors. 

Rob 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, Rob 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.


  • Named "one to watch" by The Best Lawyers.


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
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

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Feb.10.2021 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Prevails for ScentAir in Long-Running Patent Infringement Case
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Oct.04.2019 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Client Agilent Successfully Rebuts Preliminary Injunction Because Patent Likely Invalid