- Medical devices
- Website: http://www.nabors.com
Assistant General Counsel at Nabors Industries Ltd
Enrique Abarca has extensive experience providing transformational and disruptive change methodologies for technology portfolios in multiple industries. In addition, he advises on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial transactions, with a focus on structuring, negotiating and implementing technology transfers, licences, strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Abarca is responsible for developing domestic and international IP strategies, managing technology portfolios, providing infringement and validity analysis and managing outside patent and litigation counsel.
He is a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office and a named inventor on multiple pending and issued patents relating to medical and oil and gas applications.
Mr Abarca has a BS (mechanical engineering) and a JD from Brigham Young University, in addition to an MBA from Rice University. He is active in multiple professional organisations and frequently presents to executive, academic and professional audiences on business and legal strategy, technology commercialisation and brand management.
Mr Abarca lectures on business and legal strategies on the Rice University Jesse H Jones Graduate School of Management executive programme.
He has lectured on various legal and business topics at the University of Texas Medical School, the National University of Colombia, Arizona State University, the University of Central Florida, Albany Law School, Union College and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
While leading current and previous IP programmes, Mr Abarca has gained the following recognitions: