Toshimoto Mitomo

Job Title: Executive Deputy President and CSO
Company: Sony Group Corporation

Mr. Mitomo joined Sony Group Corporation (former Sony Corporation) in 1985 and currently its its Executive Deputy President and CSO in charge of Intellectual Property, Business Strategy, Business Development and Business Incubation Platform. In these roles, Mr. Mitomo is responsible for Sony’s global IP strategies, technology standardization activities and mid-to-long term business development for the future growth of Sony.

In addition, Mr. Mitomo heads Sony Innovation Fund which is Sony’s corporate venture capital as Senior Investment Executive.

As a part of his public services, Mr. Mitomo served as Vice Chairman of the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) – the biggest non-profit, non-government industry organization in Japan which represents 1,271 member companies.  He was also a member of Industrial Structure Council of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).  

Mr. Mitomo has handled a vast array of IP-related deals and has been regularly included in IAM Strategy 300 and Top 40 Market Makers.