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

  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires AK Steel in $1.1 billion stock swapJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) in its merger with AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) pursuant to which Cliffs acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of AK Steel common stock.
  • Blue Sea Capital sold NSi Industries to Odyssey Investment PartnersJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of NSi Industries, LLC to Odyssey Investment Partners.
  • Riverside acquires National FlavorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of National Flavors LLC, a Michigan limited liability company engaged in the business of formulating and producing artificial and natural liquid flavors, extracts, variegates and colors for frozen desserts and dairy products, baked goods, confections, processed fruits, beverages, and other product categories.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • Cobra Plastics sold to SilganJones Day advised Cobra Plastics, Inc., a manufacturer of injection molded plastic closures for a wide variety of consumer products, in its sale to Silgan Holdings Inc., a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products.
  • PolyOne completes $450 million public offering of common sharesJones Day represented PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 13,333,333 common shares.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Toyota Tsusho sold shares in Country Pure Foods, Inc. to BPCP CPF Holdings Inc.Jones Day represented Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Sapporo Holdings Limited in the sale of all of the outstanding stock of Country Pure Foods, Inc. to a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • Conway MacKenzie acquired by RiveronJones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc., a leading turnaround, restructuring, and operational improvement firm, in its sale to Riveron, a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • PolyOne to acquire Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day is advising PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling Group.
  • MEI sold to RENA Technologies North America Inc.Jones Day represented the shareholders of MEI Wet Processing Systems & Services, LLC, a provider of wet bench and wet processing equipment and services to the semiconductor, MEMs, solar, and high technology industries, in their sale of MEI to RENA Technologies North America Inc.
  • National bank provides financing to national food store chainJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a secured financing provided to a national food store chain.
  • Riverside sells majority investment in n2y to Providence Equity PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its majority investment in n2y LLC, a leading provider of software, curricula, and tools to the K-12 special education market, to Providence Equity Partners.
  • MPE Partners sells its interests in B&E GroupJones Day represented MPE Partners in connection with the sale of its interests in the B&E Group.
  • Directional Aviation Capital sells 50 percent interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.Jones Day advised Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative corporate aviation service companies globally, in connection with the $85 million sale of a 50 percent interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company Banner Solutions to Tailwind CapitalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company Banner Solutions, a leading wholesaler of door hardware, to Tailwind Capital.
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