Hector E Chagoya is a chemical engineer, graduated from La Salle University. He joined Becerril, Coca & Becerril in 1997, where he focused his activities as consultant for Mexican and foreign companies in aspects of analysis, drafting, prosecution, and use of patents in the polymers, biotechnology, pharmaceutics, chemical products, and electronics/communications sectors, including advisory in trade secrets protection.
Hector became a partner of the firm in 2010. As Director of Patents & Technology, he is responsible for all the patent work of our firm: from patent text drafting activities to patent prosecution in Mexico and foreign countries, and from patent litigation to technology transfer activities of the firm, including advisory in strategic use of patents.
Hector has been included since 2005 in the biannual Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners (Euromoney, PLC). In 2011, he was included in the list of the Top 250 most outstanding professionals worldwide in the Patent and Licensing area, by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine (The IP Media Group), and from 2012 on in the IAM Patent 1000 publication, "The World's Leading Patent Practitioners".
He is co-author of the chapter for Mexico in the book Licensing Best Practices: Strategic, Territorial, and Technology Issues (Wiley, 2006). He also revises the Chapter for Mexico of the treatise Trade Secrets throughout the World (Thomson) annual edition since 2006. He acts as Qualified Expert in Economic Engineering for the CONIQQ (Association of Chemical Engineers and Chemists) and was an active member of the Technical Committee and of the Technology Transfer Commission of the ADIAT (Mexican Association of Leaders in Applied Research and Technological Development) from 2008 to 2012.
Hector is also the first individual in México to have achieved the CLP (Certified Licensing Professional) certification conferred by the Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc organization.
He is an active member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) and of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is Past-President of the LES (Licensing Executives Society) Mexican chapter (2012-2013) and former Vice President of LES International (2011-2013), amongst other leading positions in other organizations in the field of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Chemical Engineering.