Mextrategy, a Mexico-based firm serving clients across Latin America in intellectual property issues, has launched.
The consultancy was founded by Héctor Chagoya, who has more than 20 years’ experience in patents, technology transfer and the management of intangible assets, and seeks to assist clients in taking advantage of the firm’s expertise in those fields.
Prior to founding Mextrategy, Chagoya was a Mexico-based partner at Velae Legal Group International between 2019-21, and prior to that worked for law firm Becerril Coca & Becerril. He was the first lawyer in Mexico to become a Certified Licensing Professional.
Mextrategy offers tools and methodology that allows its clients to document new knowledge and maximize it within their firms, while protecting it and incorporating it into their operations to gain a competitive edge.
The firm serves a variety of industries, from higher education institutions and public and private research institutes to companies of all sizes and industries, allowing them to carry out intelligent innovation.
“The asymmetries in intellectual property systems in the region, and the difficulties caused by conflicts of interest and scarce expertise in patents and technology related intellectual assets makes it difficult to make decisions for businesses and generally intellectual property owners,” according to the Mexico City-based firm.
Having worked in intellectual property issues in Mexico since 1997, since 2005 Chagoya has consistently been acknowledged as a leader in the field by, among others, IAM IP Strategists 300, IAM Patents 1000 and MIP IP Stars.
His ample experience includes leading the IP practice of a prestigious law firm, and whose team presented and successfully registered more than 10,000 patents for companies across a broad range of industries, including Mexican inventors and multinational companies.
He has also been recognized by Mexico’s National College of Chemical Engineers (CONIQQ) as an expert in economic engineering, and he has published a large number of articles in specialist publications in many countries, as well as a co-author of books on themes such as licensing concessions, industrial secrets and pharmaceutical law, among other subjects.
He is a former president of the Mexico City chapter of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers and served as international vice president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and is a former president of LES Mexico. In addition, he is a member of the International Intellectual Property Association.