Robbie Manhas

Senior Associate


Robbie Manhas focuses his practice on appellate and complex litigation, with emphases on patent law and administrative law.

Mr. Manhas's patent work has involved pharmaceuticals, electronics, software and sporting goods. His work under the Administrative Procedure Act has involved the FDA and USDA, among other agencies. He has also litigated cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the False Claims Act, as well as cases implicating Indian law, labor law, criminal law, bankruptcy law and a number of constitutional issues. His experience includes briefing before the federal courts of appeals and the US Supreme Court. Additionally, he has presented oral argument before the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Manhas joined the firm following a clerkship with the Honorable Richard G. Taranto of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He previously worked as a summer associate at WilmerHale and at a law firm in Portland, Oregon.

While attending Michigan Law, Mr. Manhas was a member of the Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he represented criminal defendants in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. He also volunteered at the Michigan Law Unemployment Insurance Project, representing claimants before administrative law judges.


  • Note, Responding to Independent Juror Research in the Internet Age: Positive Rules, Negative Rules, and Outside Mechanisms, 112 Mich. L. Rev. 809 (2014)

Publications & News


October 24, 2017

Federal Circuit Issues Precedential Opinion Affirming Dismissal of Patent Suit Against Universal Wilde

WilmerHale secured a significant victory for Universal Wilde, Inc. when the Federal Circuit delivered a precedential opinion affirming the dismissal of a patent-infringement lawsuit brought by Secured Mail Solutions LLC.

October 13, 2016

Energy Sector Alert Series: Supreme Court Cases to Watch

The Supreme Court began its new term on Monday, October 3, with only eight justices instead of the full complement of nine. Perhaps in part as a result of its desire to avoid controversial cases, the Court has accepted fewer matters involving environmental, energy and natural resources issues.


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JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2014, Order of the Coif, Executive Notes Editor, Michigan Law Review

BA, Philosophy and Cognitive Science, with distinction, Pomona College, 2009, Sigma Xi

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia



The Hon. Richard Taranto, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2014 - 2015

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