McCoy Smith


McCoy Smith founded Opsequio in 2019 in order to allow companies not yet ready to set up an internal open source program office (OSPO) capabilities the ability to access part-time or temporary OSPO services with a seasoned industry veteran who understands the needs of small  and large companies alike. 

Prior to founding Opsequio, McCoy spent 20 years in legal and open source compliance departments of a Fortune 50 multinational technology company. He was instrumental in setting up open source legal and compliance policies for his employer, as well as being an active thought leader and sought-after speaker on open source legal issues for more than 15 years.

For more than 5 years, McCoy been on the editorial board of the Journal of Open Law, Technology & Society (JOLTS;, involved in selecting articles for publication, editing articles, and working on the administration of that journal. He is also the past co-chair of the Open Source Committee of the Intellectual Property Owner's Association (IPO).

McCoy Smith is licensed to practice law in Oregon, California & New York and to prosecute patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  He has degrees from Colorado State University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with honors), Johns Hopkins University (Masters of Liberal Arts) and the University of Virginia (J.D.)