President Obama named two nominees to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims last week. Thomas Halkowski is a partner with Fish & Richardson, where he handles federal patent litigation. He was also a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for eight years. Lydia Griggsby is a lawyer for the Senate Judiciary Committee working on issues related to privacy, technology and civil liberties. She was an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington from 1998 to 2004. Obama also nominated Hon. Nancy Firestone for another 15-year term. She has been a judge on the Federal Claims court since 1998.