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Robert B. Kornweiss

Associate

rkornweiss@crowell.com
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 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:

  • Resolving (during discovery) a patent infringement case for Rekor Systems regarding automatic license plate recognition technology.
  • Resolving (during discovery) a patent infringement case for Agilent Technologies regarding N-glycan labeling reagent.
  • Prevailing on summary judgement (prior to substantive discovery) in a trade secret dispute for a defense contractor.
  • Litigating a software ownership dispute through a final arbitration hearing.

Rob's recent pro bono experience includes assisting nonprofits with IP licensing and trademark prosecution, as well as representing individuals in immigration and adoption cases.

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.

Education

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

Affiliations

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

Memberships

  • 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

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"First Circuit Reversal Highlights Importance of Satisfying Trade Secret Definition," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (December 7, 2020). Authors: Robert B. Kornweiss and Julia Milewski.
Publication
"Trade Secret Strategies: Using Standstill Agreements to Resolve Disputes Out of Court," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (November 5, 2020). Authors: James K. Stronski, Anne Elise Herold Li and Robert B. Kornweiss.
Publication
The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.20.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Court Rejects Landlords’ Constitutional Challenges to New York Executive Order Suspending Evictions," Litigation Alert (July 1, 2020). Contacts: Gregory D. Call, Allyson McKinstry, Robert B. Kornweiss
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Trade Secret Protection During COVID-19 and Remote Working Environment: Identifying and Mitigating Risks, Limiting and Monitoring Third-Party Disclosures," Strafford Webinar (May 12, 2020). Presenters: Anne Elise Herold Li, James K. Stronski, and Robert B. Kornweiss.
Speech/Presentation
"Trade Secret Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 6, 2020). Presenters: James K. Stronski, Anne Elise Herold Li, and Robert B. Kornweiss.
Speech/Presentation
"Trade Secret Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Trade Secrets Alert (April 3, 2020). Contacts: James K. Stronski, Anne Elise Herold Li, Robert B. Kornweiss
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Business Disruption and Commercial Contracts (Part 4): How To Assert Force Majeure," Litigation Alert (April 1, 2020). Contacts: Bryan Brewer, Mark A. Klapow, Luke van Houwelingen, Robert B. Kornweiss
Client Alert / Newsletter
"GEICO Earns Victory at Intersection Between Copyright and Trade Secret Law Covering Source Code," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (March 27, 2020). Authors: Robert B. Kornweiss, Raija Horstman and Mark A. Klapow.
Publication
"Top 10 Tips for Safeguarding Trade Secrets," Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 10, 2020). Presenters: Anne Elise Herold Li, James K. Stronski, and Robert B. Kornweiss.
Speech/Presentation

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