Judge Lucy Koh has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judge Koh was formerly a district court judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California--which includes San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Judge Koh has handled numerous cases involving intellectual property and technology matters. Notably, she is the first female Korean American federal appellate court judge in the history of the United States. The IP Watchdog has a nice summary of U.S. Senator interest in her decision, FTC v. Qualcomm, here. I believe Judge Koh is in the group of Democrat candidates for a U.S. Supreme Court position in the future once there is an opening.