LeozinoAgozzino (Leo)

Counsel

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For more than 30 years, Leo Agozzino's practice has focused on intellectual property and patent litigation matters in federal and state courts. Leo also counsels clients on a broad range of intellectual property issues involving patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and employment agreements. His litigation experience has touched on various technologies, including computer software, integrated circuits, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, automotive components, smartphones, mobile applications, flash and DRAM memories, and chemical compounds. His background in economics and licensing has proved invaluable in damage assessment and evaluation in intellectual property disputes.

Leo's recent matters include providing support to the trial team that achieved a record-breaking jury verdict on behalf of the plaintiff in the amount of $2.54 billion in damages for sales of sofosbuvir-based drugs used in the treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Leo has substantial experience litigating cases in popular jurisdictions for patent cases, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and International Trade Commission.

Experience

  • Charkit Chemical acquires Custom Ingredients and CA SpecialitiesJones Day advised Charkit Chemical Company LLC in its acquisition of Custom Ingredients, a manufacturer of specialty ingredients, and CA Specialities, a South Carolina-based distributor of ingredients in the personal care market.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires Arteriors HomeJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of 4M Capital, Ltd. d/b/a Arteriors Home, a leading designer and supplier of artisanal lighting, furnishings, and home décor accessories.
  • National bank amends and restates $425 million revolving credit facility for private railroad and transportation management companiesJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $425 million revolving credit facility for a group of private railroad and transportation management companies.
  • Large financial institution provides acquisition financing of provider of security alarms and monitoring servicesJones Day represented a financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with the financing of a large electronic security company's acquisition of a leading provider of security alarms and monitoring services for commercial and residential customers.
  • Riverside acquires Champion Healthcare TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Champion Healthcare Technologies, a SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle.
  • LORD Corporation to be acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day is advising LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • Irving Place Capital sells Ohio Transmission Corporation to Genstar CapitalJones Day represented Irving Place Capital and its portfolio company, Ohio Transmission Corporation (“OTC”), a leading technical distributor and solutions provider, in Irving Place Capital's sale of OTC to Genstar Capital.
  • Timken acquires The Diamond Chain CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company, a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets, from Amsted Industries.
  • Polychem acquired by The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Polychem Corporation in its acquisition by The Sterling Group.
  • Black Box acquired by AGC NetworksJones Day advised Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq: BBOX) in its acquisition by AGC Networks Ltd, a majority-owned subsidiary of Essar Global Fund.
  • Health & Safety Institute acquires EMS Safety ServicesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of EMS Safety Services, Inc., a provider of first aid and CPR training solutions, by portfolio company Health & Safety Institute, a provider of comprehensive health and safety training courses.
  • PolyOne acquires Fiber-Line for $120 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions, in its $120 million acquisition of Fiber-Line, a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $125 million senior secured term loan to subscription based online retailerJones Day advised Crestline Direct Finance, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a subscription based online retailer.
  • Rockwood Equity Partners acquires Standard Bent Glass, LLCJones Day advised Rockwood Equity Partners LLC and its portfolio company, Ibis Tek, Inc., in the acquisition of Standard Bent Glass, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of custom flat and bent glass products and transparent armor systems for the commercial and defense sectors.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLCJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in its acquisition and related financing of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLC, a leading provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions and technology to the municipal wastewater and storm water markets.
  • NEP Group acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLCJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of Broadcast Sports International, LLC, a leading provider of radio-frequency audio-visual solutions to the live sports and broadcast television industry.
  • Riverside sells stake in Team Technologies to Clearlake Capital GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the its sale of stake in Team Technologies Inc., a leading custom design and manufacturing partner to many of the world’s leading brands in the dental, cosmetic, and medical industries, to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
  • High Road Capital acquires Radix WireJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Radix Wire, a manufacturer of high-temperature and fire-resistant wire and cable.
  • Applied Logic joins Riverside's Censis Technologies platformJones Day represented Censis Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of Applied Logic, Inc., a provider of software and third-party hardware used in the sterile processing department of hospitals and medical facilities.
  • Crestline Direct Lending provides $96 million secured credit facility to identity verification providerJones Day represented Crestline Direct Lending, as lead arranger and agent, in connection with a $96 million senior secured credit facility provided to an international identity verification, document authentication, and fraud prevention technology services provider.
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