James B. Lampert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961, and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1964. After law school, he joined Fish and Richardson (then Fish, Richardson & Neave) in Boston. He was a partner at Fish and Richardson until he moved to Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale) in 1985 to establish an intellectual property department, that he chaired from its inception until 2006. From 1972 until 1987, he taught the patent, trademark and copyright courses at Boston University School of Law. Since his retirement from WilmerHale in 2012, he has taught at the MIT’s Sloan School, and continues to advise entrepeneurs and new companies in connection with using patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets to protect and exploit their technology. He is, at least as of his retirement, is one of the few Massachusetts intellectual property lawyers who has been listed in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 1991.