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 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

  • American Industrial Partners to acquire High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand for $300 millionJones Day is advising American Industrial Partners in its $300 million acquisition of a majority interest in the High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand, a premier market leader in the manufacturing, service, and repair of high-pressure pumps and related consumables in the upstream energy market.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company General Tools & Instruments Company LLC to Worthington Industries, Inc.Jones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company General Tools & Instruments Company LLC, a provider of over 1,200 feature-rich, specialized tools with well-established brands, to Worthington Industries, Inc.
  • Transtar Holding Company sold to Blue Point Capital PartnersJones Day advised Transtar Holding Company, a portfolio of industry-leading automotive aftermarket and original equipment businesses with a focus on high-quality products and unmatched customer service, in the sale of majority ownership to Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • STERIS to acquire Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day is advising STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Network Support CompanyJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Logically of Network Support Company, an IT managed services provider serving local, national and international businesses across more than 35 industries in 36 states.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Eu NaturalJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Eu Natural, a provider of vitamin and mineral nutritional supplement products.
  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of $500 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrafTech Finance Inc., of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Riverside sells Sunrise Windows & DoorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of Sunrise Windows & Doors, a leading manufacturer and seller of replacement vinyl windows and sliding doors, to MI Windows and Doors.
  • MPE Partners sells its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLCJones Day advised MPE Partners on the sale of its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLC.
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners invests in AWT Labels & Packing and Citation Healthcare LabelsJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in their investment in Advanced Web Technologies Holding Company, which operates as AWT Labels & Packaging and Citation Healthcare Labels, from Mason Wells, a Midwest-based private equity firm.
  • Riverside sells Camelot Education to Specialized Education Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company CHG Alt Ed Holding Company, Inc. d/b/a Camelot Education, a private educational service provider, to Specialized Education Services, Inc.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Fox ElectronicsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon, LLC of Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions.
  • Nordson to sell screws and barrels product line to Altair InvestmentsJones Day is advising Nordson Corporation in the sale of its screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems division to Altair Investments.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Evolution Labs, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Evolution Labs, Inc., a leading developer of social-emotional, mental health and safety content and learning management software for K-12 students and college students.
  • Alcoa to sell rolling mill to Kaiser Aluminum for $670 millionJones Day is advising Alcoa Corporation in the sale of its rolling mill business located in Warrick County, Indiana, to Kaiser Aluminum Corporation for $670 million.
  • Riverside invests in UniFocusJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in UniFocus, a SaaS-based labor management solution for service industry providers.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Social Sentinel, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Social Sentinel, Inc., a Vermont company that provides SaaS-based threat alerts through monitoring social media and other communication sources.
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