Practice Areas



  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • National Science Foundation Integrated Research and Training Fellowship, 2006
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate Student Fellowship, 2006
  • National Science Foundation International Research Experience Fellowship, 2006
  • Bayer Merit Scholarship for the Classical Languages, 2002
  • Pratt and Whitney Scholarship Engineering Diversity Program Scholar, 1999-2003
  • University of Connecticut Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, 1999-2003


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012


UNH Franklin Pierce, J.D. Candidate 2019-present

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2009 – 2011

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, 2009

University of Connecticut, B.S., Chemical Engineering, and B.A., German, 2004

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, University of New Haven, Mass Transfer Operations, Spring 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Montgomery College, Engineering Thermodynamics Spring 2010, Physics Fall 2010


  • German
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Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D.

Senior Patent Agent
860.286.2929, ext. 1191

Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D. currently assists clients in a wide range of technical fields including chemistry, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering, with a primary focus on polymer and material science ranging from monomer synthesis through production and subsequent product development. Her practice involves multiple applications in polymerization, glazings, additive manufacturing, personal care products, packaging, green technology initiatives, optics, wireless communication, fuel cells, and thermal management.  Jessica has extensive experience in patent preparation and both foreign and domestic prosecution.  She works closely with a variety of start-up companies, several of the leading companies in the plastics industry, major research universities, and for other clients with complex technology and intellectual property portfolios.  Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, Jessica worked as an engineer in several companies including Rogers Corporation, Unilever, Fraunhofer IPA, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Experience Highlights

Senior Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn, 2019-present

Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn, 2012-2018

Technical Advisor, Cantor Colburn, 2011 - 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2009-2011

Adjunct Faculty Member, University of New Haven, 2011 - 2012

Adjunct Faculty Member, Montgomery College, 2010 – 2011

International Researcher, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, Summer 2006

Graduate Candidate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Polymer Science and Engineering Department, 2004-2009

Engineering Intern, Rogers Corporation, Rogers, CT, Summer 2004

Germany Engineering Intern, Clean Room Research, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Summer 2003

Engineering Intern, Pilot Plant Operations, Unilever HPC, Trumbull, CT, Summer 2002

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Institute of Materials Science, Storrs, CT, 2001 – 2002

Representative Matters

  • Zimberlin, J.A., Crosby A., “Methods and Apparatus For Modulus Measurement,” US 8321139
  • Zimberlin, J.A., Wadsworth, P., Crosby, A.J., “Living Microlenses,” US 2009 0015928A1




Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Women's Leadership Council

Community/Civic Involvement

Participate in outreach programs to increase diversity in the Natural Sciences by inspiring K-12 students with extracurricular activities and hands-on demonstrations, 2004-Present.

Full day leader in the Summer Program, “Young Women in Science,” whose aim is to increase the participation of women in science by providing increased scientific exposure to middle school females, 2007.

Co-PI on university wide research successfully funded mentoring grant to fund initial year of a mentoring program for the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, 2006.

Participated in the 2005 Association for Women in Science Conference aimed at promoting and maintaining the involvement of women in science.