- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Automotive Technology
- Electrical Engineering & Electronics
- Mechanical Engineering
- State of Connecticut, 2009
- US Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2008
University of Illinois, B.S., Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering, 1988
James Wimpe’s practice is concentrated on patent application preparation and prosecution in a wide array of mechanical and electrical technology areas, including aerospace components, power generation, heating and cooling systems, automotive systems and components, packaging systems, composites manufacturing, and other mechanical engineering areas. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn in 2006, Jim acquired 15 years' engineering experience in aerospace and automotive design and in manufacturing.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2019-present
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2016-2018
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2009-2015
Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2006-2009
Integrated Project Team (IPT) Lead, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, 2001-2005
Project Engineer, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, 1998-2000
Vehicle Quality Engineer, Honda of America Manufacturing, 1995-1997
Quality Engineer, Lockheed, 1989-1995
- September 9, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning Silver Sponsor of the New England Parkinson’s Ride, held on September 7, 2019, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. This year more than 1,300 riders raised more than one million dollars. Team Cantor Colburn included Grant Ehrlich, Jim Wimpe, Jared Howenstine, Sandra Shaner, Nancy Folsom, and Candace Buswell.
- Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 31, 2019
"Connecticut Movers: Promoting Lawyers Who've Clearly Got the Goods" highlighted the promotions of Partner James Wimpe, Alicia Hayter, Jared Howenstine, and Wanli Wu to Counsel, and Senior Patent Agent Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., to Senior Patent Agent in the January 25, 2019 article in the Connecticut Law Tribune.
- December 19, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP, the fourth largest patent law firm in the U.S., welcomes the new year with the elevation of James Wimpe to its partnership. Also effective January 1, 2019, Associates Tina Dorr, Ph.D., Patrick Griffin, Alicia Hayter, Jared Howenstine, David Kincaid, Matteo Pedini, and Wanli Wu will be promoted to Counsel. Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., will be promoted to Senior Patent Agent.
- September 8, 2018
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the New England Parkinson’s Ride on September 8, 2018, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, at which cyclists ride up to 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research. This is Cantor Colburn's third consecutive year sending a team of cyclists and sponsoring the event.
- September 9, 2017
Cantor Colburn sponsored Team Cantor Colburn at the New England Parkinson’s Ride on September 9, 2017, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, at which cyclists ride up to 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research. Team Cantor Colburn raised more than $13,000.
- June 30, 2014
Cantor Colburn LLP is a returning silver sponsor for the 4th annual Sikorsky Home Run for Heroes fundraiser. The fundraiser is to benefit and honor Connecticut military veterans and their families.
- May 25, 2018Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Cantor Colburn attorneys and Western New England University (WNEU) Alumni Phil Colburn, Pamela Curbelo, Jim Merrick and Jim Wimpe will attend the 50th Annual WNEU Alumni Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Wilbraham in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Cantor Colburn is a long-time supporter of the tournament, which benefits the WNEU Alumni Association Golf Tournament Endowed Scholarship.
- April 28, 2018UConn Storrs Campus, Connecticut
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the regional and statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), competitions, including Eric Baron, who is also a CIC board member, Lynn Stewart, Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D. This year's convention will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at UConn's Storrs campus.
- August 29, 2015Bridgeport, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning silver sponsor for the 5th annual Sikorsky Homerun for Heroes fundraiser. The fundraiser is to honor Connecticut military veterans and their families and funds raised benefit military veterans organizations in Connecticut.
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Member, Board of Directors, New Britain Industrial Museum