Practice Areas



  • 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

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James E. Wimpe

860.286.2929, ext. 1135

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, gas turbine engines, film cooling, fan drive gear systems, compressors and rotors, sealing systems for gas turbine engines, hybrid electric, 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.

Experience Highlights

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



Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Community/Civic Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, New Britain Industrial Museum