Partner at Becerril, Coca & Becerril, SC
Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in chemistry and law. She also holds a master’s in top management from UNAM and is a certified licensing professional.
Ms Gonzalez-Vargas has experience in science research, including a research stay at Ohio State University in the field of characterisation of DNA bases by ultra-fast laser spectroscopy, as well as experience teaching chemistry.
Ms Gonzalez-Vargas has more than 13 years of experience in intellectual property. She joined Becerril, Coca & Becerril in 2008 and has had a balanced practice covering patent prosecution, IP transactional matters and litigation, both locally and abroad. More specifically, her practice focuses on the areas of substantive issues relating to patent litigation, technology transfer, sanitary regulation (linkage system) and strategic knowledge management. She is also in charge of the firm’s technology transfer office.
Ms Gonzalez-Vargas has taught several courses at universities and professional associations. She is a frequent participant in local and international IP forums and frequently publishes articles in different IP specialised media.
She is secretary of the Mexican chapter of the Licensing Executives Society International, Latin America liaison of the Women in IP Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of the Patent Committee and Pro Bono Commission of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) and a member of the Standing Committees on Commercialisation of IP and Biotechnology of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
In 2016 she won the Competition for Research Works on Intellectual Property organised by AMPPI with her thesis titled “Protection of Clinical Data of Biologics in Mexico”.