Thomas R.Goots (Tom)

Of Counsel

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7011

Tom Goots's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, as well as counseling clients on a broad range of intellectual property issues. Tom's 10 years of experience as an engineer and as a named inventor on United States patents provide him with an understanding of the issues facing clients.

Tom is experienced in counseling clients on noncompetition, trade secrets, nonsolicitation, and employee raiding issues. He has litigated matters involving employment agreements, covenants not-to-compete, and trade secrets in many different state and federal courts.

He has successfully litigated unfair competition matters in federal court.

His experience in patent litigation involves a wide range of technologies, including wireless email, bone screws, tire design, lighting and electrical products, automotive components, and chemical compounds. He also has represented clients in trademark matters, including opposition proceedings and infringement actions.

Tom also counsels clients on intellectual property issues associated with mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Erfahrung

  • MPE Partners acquires BAF IndustriesJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Appearance Technology Group of BAF Industries, a manufacturer of branded, consumable car care liquid chemicals and specialty aerosols for professional and do-it-yourself users.
  • Swander Pace Capital sells Functional Formularies to DanoneJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of Functional Formularies, a leading provider of organic, whole food, shelf-stable feeding tube formulas, to Danone.
  • TopBuild attempts to acquire Specialty Products & InsulationJones Day advised TopBuild Corp. (NSYE: BLD) in its attempted acquisition of Specialty Products & Insulation from private equity firm Incline Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at $960 million.
  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company sells PENETREX®Jones Day advised American Pacific Group in the sale by portfolio company, Wellbeam Consumer Health, of PENETREX®, a leading joint and muscle care brand trusted by millions of consumers, to Carlin Consumer Health, a preeminent consumer health business that specializes in acquiring leading over-the-counter ("OTC") brands.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, Inc.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of Resource Innovations, Inc. (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires Allied Sales & ServiceJones Day advised Ohio Transmission LLC in the acquisition of Allied Sales & Service Co., Inc., a leading company in the Southeast US involved in the sale, distribution, installation, repair and maintenance of process equipment, industrial pumps, mixing equipment, industrial mechanical seals, industrial gear boxes and other industrial products.
  • Riverside invests in KasewareJones Day advised The Riverside Company in its acquisition of Kaseware, a leading provider of investigation management software sold to public safety agencies and corporations.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • Kinzie Capital acquires Arctic IndustriesJones Day represented Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in the acquisition and financing of Arctic Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial grade walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • MPE Partners acquires P&S Detail ProductsJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Appearance Technology Group of P&S Detail Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of branded, consumable car care liquid chemicals for professional and do-it-yourself ("DIY") users.
  • Tineco prevails in ITC patent infringement dispute with Bissell over wet-dry surface cleaning devicesJones Day successfully represented Tineco Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. as respondent in an ITC Section 337 investigation filed by complainants Bissell Inc. and Bissell Homecare Inc. ("Bissell") relating to wet-dry surface cleaning devices.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Spark Power Group Inc.Jones Day acted as U.S. counsel to American Pacific Group, L.P. in the approximately C$140 million acquisition of Spark Power Group Inc., a leading independent provider of end-to-end electrical services and operations and maintenance services to the industrial, utility, and renewable asset markets in North America.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Miracle MethodJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Threshold Brands of Miracle Method, the leading franchised provider of bath and kitchen refinishing services in the United States.
  • Cortec Group sells Chauvet & Sons to Court Square Capital PartnersJones Day advised Cortec Group in the sale of its Chauvet & Sons platform to Court Square Capital Partners.
  • Flottec sold to Nalco WaterJones Day represented Flottec, LLC, a company focused on the development of advanced flotation technology and the supply of flotation reagents and mineral processing chemicals, in connection with its sale to Nalco Company LLC, an Illinois-based supplier of water, energy and air improvement solutions and services for industrial markets and Ecolab Inc. company.
  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day is advising investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners (buyer).
  • The Marena Group obtains dismissal of patent infringement allegations over its compression fabric garmentsJones Day defended The Marena Group, LLC, a manufacturer of medical-grade compression garments, against patent infringement allegations brought by EFA, Inc. in the Northern District of Georgia.
  • Integrated Power Services acquires Lighthouse Global EnergyJones Day advised Integrated Power Services in its acquisition of Lighthouse Global Energy, an OEM wind turbine parts supplier and manufacturer with in-house engineering, testing, and repair expertise.
  • Timken acquires Des-CaseJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Des-Case Corp., a Nashville, Tenn.-based manufacturer of specialty filtration products for industrial lubricants.