Jeremy Protas is a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP in Chicago. Jeremy’s practice focuses on securing patent protection in the United States and abroad, counseling clients on patent-related matters, and participating in complex patent litigation. He also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Pro Bono Committees. Jeremy holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Active in the LGBT community, Jeremy joined the National LGBT Bar Association in 2007 and is also involved with many other organizations including the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, and Lambda Legal. In 2009, he established the Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship, which aims to raise awareness of patent law among LGBT law students with the goal of increasing the number of LGBT persons in the field of patent law.