The Firm's Intellectual Property Practice on behalf of client Medtronic in Cordis Corp. v. Medtronic AVE was named the "Defense Win of the Month" in the April 22 issue of The National Law Journal. On December 21, 2000, a jury awarded Cordis Corp. $271.1 million in damages in a consolidated civil action against Medtronic AVE. Following this adverse verdict, Medtronic asked McDermott Will & Emery to step in and handle the post-trial briefs. MW&E's legal team led by Ray Lupo and included Natalia Blinkova. Mr. Lupo argued the motion and successfully convinced Chief Judge Sue Robinson of the District Court of Delaware that Medtronic AVE had not infringed the Palmaz-Schatz patents, resulting in the overturning of the jury's verdict and damages award.