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Delaware Judge Shortage Is Over, Lawyers Delighted

Aug. 3, 2018, 5:00 PM

Patent litigators who practice before the busy Delaware federal district court are hailing the Senate’s confirmation of two new judges to the federal bench.

The more than year-long wait to fill two vacant judgeships is finally over. The U.S. Senate by voice vote confirmed Maryellen Noreika, a well-known patent litigator with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, and Colm F. Connolly, a former U.S. Attorney now the managing partner of the Wilmington office of Morgan Lewis, to fill judgeships that have been vacant since May 2017.

At full strength, the court is supposed to have four judges. Patent...

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