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Masato Endo

Toyota Motor Corporation
Project Manager
Masato Endo is Project Manager of the IP Strategic Group in the Toyota IP Division. He is engaged in the planning and implementation of the IP strategy for the Toyota Motor Corporation.

He focuses mainly on building the OSS governance structure within Toyota and developing relationships with the OSS community, through projects such as Automotive Grade Linux and the Open Invention Network.

From 2017, he began to work with the OpenChain Project as the primary Toyota representative and set up OpenChain Japan Work Group with Hitachi and Sony. Recently, he launched OpenChain Automotive Work Group to promote OSS compliance and standardization in Automotive industry.

He has experience in giving presentations at OSS or IP events facilitated by the Linux Foundation, Free Software Foundation Europe, Asian Legal Network, DLA Piper and Government offices. And, he gave a keynote speech at Automotive Linux Summit 2018.

Originally, he was a patent engineer working with various technologies such as MaaS, Autonomous Vehicle, Navigation Systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, Smart Grid, and so on. His experience includes work in New Delhi to study Indian IP and External Affairs.