Héctor E Chagoya Cortes

Mextrategy - Mexico

Founder/General Director

Insurgentes Sur 1079, Piso 7 – 127
Col. Nochebuena, CP 03720
Alc. Benito Juárez, CDMX


Patent star 2023




Practice areas:

Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:


Hector Chagoya has IP experience since 1997 and is the founder of Mextrategy, a new consulting firm focused on strategic management of patents and trade secrets. He holds the Certified Licensing ProfessionalTM credential (first in Mexico) and has been recognized consistently as a leading patent practitioner in several international surveys since 2005. 

He led the patent practice of a well-known IP firm for a decade. His team filed and prosecuted under his leadership more than 10,000 patents for companies in all fields of technology and ranging from Mexican inventors to multinational companies. His expertise includes patent prosecution in Mexico, and PCT international stages, and also international patent prosecution and management. As well, he leaded the practice related to freedom-to-operate opinions, 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. He also 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.

Hector is currently part of the CLP Board of Governors. He is Past-President of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers (Mexico City Chapter) and he was International Vicepresident of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) International and is Past-President of LES Mexico. Other leadership positions include member of the Board of RedOTT Mexico, and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), where he represents the Mexican group in the Pharmaceutical Patents and Trade Secrets Committees and where he is part of the Information Technologies Committee and the Patents Committee within the Mexican group (AMPPI).

Hector has taught and spoken in uncountable events, courses, seminars and congresses at universities, professional societies and organizations such as WIPO or the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) on topics of his area of expertise, and he has also 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 3 years.

Year Joined Firm: 2021 (Founder) 


  • Chemical Engineer from Universidad La Salle (ULSA),
  • Diploma in Management Skills from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and another in
  • Diploma in Teaching Skills from ULSA.

Network Memberships:

  • LES
  • AUTM
  • RedOTT (Technology Transfer Offices Network, Mexico)