First Keynote Speaker at Boots on the Bay IP Summit announced!
11 Mar 2019

First Keynote Speaker at Boots on the Bay IP Summit announced!

We are very pleased to announce that Enrique Abarca, Chief IP at Nabors Industries and Professor at Rice University will be our first Keynote Speaker at Boots on the Bay IP Summit.

Enrique Abarca has extensive experience in providing transformational and disruptive change methodologies and advising on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial transactions, with a focus on structuring, negotiating and implementing technology transfers, licenses, and strategic partnerships, as well as intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Enrique is responsible for developing domestic and international intellectual property strategies, managing technology portfolios, providing infringement and validity analysis as well as managing outside patent and litigation counsel. He is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO and a named inventor in multiple pending and issued patents. Enrique currently lectures on business and legal strategies at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate school of Management (Executive Program).

Enrique holds a J.D. and B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Rice University. He is fluent in Spanish and restores classic cars in his spare time.

Boots on the Bay is the 2nd Annual Boots IP Summit organized by SHIP Global IP and will be held in Galveston, Texas on April 12th, 2019. Boots on the Bay is a marquee event in IP collaboration, trends and strategy, as indicated by the speakers presenting as well as the attendees. This event is attended by In House Counsel only and has a strict no sell policy. For more info on the conference, please send an email to




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