Panelist Profile


Hector Chagoya

Becerill, Coca & Becerril, Partner, Director of Patents and Technology (MX)


Hector is Partner and Patents & Technology Director at IP boutique BC&B. With IP experience since 1997, he holds the Certified Licensing ProfessionalTM credential (first in Mexico) and has been recognized consistently as a leading patent practitioner in several international surveys including IP Stars, Patents 1000, IAM Strategy 300, and Leaders League among others since 2005. He is currently in charge of the whole patent practice of his firm, as well as of consulting services for leveraging value from IP assets. Hector focuses his practice in leading working teams through patent prosecution, technology intelligence studies, IP assets valuation, IP negotiations, technology evaluation and substantive issues of patent litigation. He is recognized by the National College of Chemical Engineers and Chemists (CONIQQ) as expert in Engineering Economy, and he has published a variety of articles in specialized international magazines and has co-authored chapters in various books related to licensing, trade secrets and pharmaceutical law and practice. He is currently President of LES Mexico, Past Vicepresident of LES International and Past-President of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers (Mexico City Chapter), among other leadership positions in other professional associations such as the Association of Directors of Applied Research and Technology Development (ADIAT) and AIPPI where he represents the Mexican group in the Pharmaceutial Patents and Trade Secrets Committees.