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Thomas R. Goots (Tom)
Of Counsel


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  • The University of Akron (J.D. cum laude 1995; Environmental Moot Court; Trial Team; Law Review); Ohio University (B.S.Ch.E. 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

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.

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