Héctor Elias Chagoya

Partner at Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

Héctor Elias Chagoya is a partner and director of patents and technology at Becerril, Coca & Becerril. He is in charge of the firm’s patent practice and consulting services for leveraging value from IP assets. He has two decades of IP experience in many technology and industry-related areas and holds the Certified Licensing Professional certification (the first in Mexico).

Mr Chagoya focuses his practice on leading professional teams through patent drafting, patent prosecution, technology intelligence studies, IP asset valuation, IP negotiations, technology evaluation and substantive issues of patent litigation. Since 2005, he has been consistently recognised as a leading patent practitioner in several international guides, including IP Stars, the IAM Patent 1000, the IAM Strategy 300 and Leaders League, among others.

Mr Chagoya is also recognised as a qualified expert in engineering economics by the National College of Chemical Engineers and Chemists, a subject that he taught as part of the chemical engineering programme at the La Salle University (ULSA). He was a faculty member of ULSA for 15 years, teaching thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and project evaluation. He has also acted as expert witness in several patent litigation cases.

Mr Chagoya has published a variety of articles in international magazines specialising in IP and technology licensing matters, and is the co-author of chapters in various books relating to licensing, trade secrets and pharmaceutical law and practice.

Mr Chagoya has occupied multiple leadership positions in professional organisations where he is an active participant, including president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Mexico; former international vice president of LES International; former president of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers (Mexico City Chapter); an active member of the Technical Committee of the Mexican Association of Directors of Applied Research and Technology Development; and a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Trade Secrets Committees, representing the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Professional associations

  • LESI

Firm details

Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC
Leibnitz 117 PH1
Col Anzures Del Miguel Hidalgo
Mexico City 11590

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