Erik Vieira is Patent Counsel and Owner at Vieira and Associates, which offers patent portfolio and prototyping services based in La Jolla. Mr. Vieira has a Physics B.S. from the University of California at San Diego and worked as an Electrical Engineer for many years designing satellite communication systems before going to law school and has been drafting patent applications for 15 years in a wide variety of advanced technologies. Mr. Vieira is proud to be the Founder of a project called Patents for Veterans, which supports military veterans in procuring a patent, prototype, and monetizing invention ideas. Mr. Vieira also supports many student startup companies, both domestic and internationally to procure a key business asset of a patent.