Héctor Chagoya, Mextrategy
With a career in IP that started in 1997 and having led a patents team that has filed more than 10,000 patents for companies in all fields of technology, ranging from Mexican inventors to multinational companies, Héctor E Chagoya Cortés decided in 2021 to start Mextrategy to focus on the strategic and management side of IP rights. Within a year, Mextrategy has been involved in Covid-19 related technology transfer and innovation projects, start-up consultancy, medical devices and IoT/blockchain/big data projects where he deploys his expertise focusing heavily on portfolio management strategies, innovation strategies, freedom-to-operate opinions, technology intelligence studies, IP-assets valuation, IP negotiations, technology evaluation and substantive issues of patent litigation.
In 2010, Mr. Chagoya Cortés was the first person in Mexico to obtain a CLP and has been recognised consistently as a leading patent practitioner in several international surveys. He is also recognised as an expert in engineering economy (CONIQQ, Mexico) and has published various articles in specialised international magazines and chapters in various books related to licensing, trade secrets and pharmaceutical law and practice. Mr. Chagoya Cortés has taught and spoken at numerous events, courses, seminars and congresses at universities, professional societies and organisations such as WIPO on topics of his area of expertise, and he taught for 15 years as part of the chemical engineering faculty at La Salle University in Mexico City, where he was also part of the Academic Council for three years.
He was international vice president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) International and is past president of LES Mexico and of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers (Mexico City chapter). Currently, he is a board member of Red OTT (the Mexican TTO network), a member of several committees at LES and part of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) through the Mexican group (AMPPI), where he is part of several committees.