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Robert B. Kornweiss

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.


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


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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LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Client Agilent Successfully Rebuts Preliminary Injunction Because Patent Likely Invalid (Oct.04.2019)
Firm News/Announcement
"Annual Trade Secret Law Report," ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Trade Secrets and Interferences with Contracts Committee (July 17, 2019). Authors: Robert B. Kornweiss et al.
"Two Men Indicted for Alleged Theft of GE Trade Secrets for Turbine Technology," Trade Secrets Alert (April 30, 2019). Contacts: Astor Heaven, Robert B. Kornweiss
Client Alert/Newsletter
"U.S. Charges Chinese and Taiwanese Companies with Trade Secret Theft, Continues Vigilant Prosecution of Chinese Economic Espionage," Trade Secrets Alert (November 6, 2018). Contacts: Astor Heaven, Robert B. Kornweiss
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Protecting Regulatory Expertise as a Trade Secret?," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (October 29, 2018). Authors: Robert B. Kornweiss and Julia Milewski.

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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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