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; www.jolts.world), 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.)
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