R. Drew Ogden
R. Drew Ogden
focuses on the business aspects of intellectual property and practices primarily in the areas of licensing, publishing, strategic partnering, distribution counseling and international expansion for growth oriented technology-based companies and creative enterprises. Mr. Ogden is a founder and managing director of Ascentage Group (a business development firm) and a principal and managing director of Ascentage Advisors (a registered M&A advisory firm). Mr. Ogden also taught Mergers & Acquisition Law as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Prior to Ascentage, Mr. Ogden was the vice president of Legal and Business Development at Softdesk, Inc., a NASDAQ company that developed and distributed CAD software for architects and engineers worldwide. At Softdesk, he was part of the executive management team that took the company public and was responsible for negotiating strategic licensing agreements, spin-offs and multiple acquisitions. Ultimately, Autodesk (ADSK) acquired Softdesk in early 1997. Mr. Ogden has also held the positions of in-house counsel and director of international sales at an accounting software company and an operating system software company, respectively. Previously, Mr. Ogden was a partner at Frankel, Murphy & Ogden, an intellectual property firm.
- B.S., Finance, Franklin Pierce College
- J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
- Licensed to practice in Massachusetts
- Registered principal, holding the FINRA Series 24, 82, 63, 79 and 99 licenses