Thomas R.Goots (Tom)

Of Counsel

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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 his 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.

Experience

  • PolyOne to sell its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day is advising PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • Parker Hannifin to acquire Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion cashJones Day is advising Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $1.725 billion cash acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC.
  • Hillrom to sell surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day is advising Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • OMNOVA to be acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day is advising OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • 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.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Quality Standby ServicesJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Storage Battery Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial batteries, of substantially all of the assets of Quality Standby Services, LLC, a leading provider of critical standby power service and hardware.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High Road Capital acquires Berg WholesaleJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Berg Wholesale, a wholesale distributor of door hardware, bath hardware, and security products for the residential and multifamily housing markets.
  • 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.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • Riverside acquires Naturally Slim®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of NS412, LLC (d/b/a Naturally Slim®), a leading digital health platform focused on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners recapitalizes TAS Environmental ServicesJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization and related financing of TAS Environmental Services, a leading regional environmental services company.
  • Family Investment Group acquires Propex Operating Company LLC’s furnishings business in U.S.Jones Day advised the Family Investment Group in connection with its acquisition of Propex Operating Company LLC’s furnishings business in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • ArchEng and Vidaris obtain preliminary injunction against former employee currently working for competitorJones Day, on behalf of ArchEng Holding Company and Vidaris, Inc., obtained a preliminary injunction preventing a former employee from holding essentially the same position with a competitor of Vidaris.
  • 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.
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
  • Polychem acquired by The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Polychem Corporation in its acquisition by The Sterling Group.
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