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...