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Meta AR Assets Acquired by Former Investor (EXCLUSIVE)

February 01, 2019 / JANKO ROETTGERS

The saga surrounding the now-defunct augmented reality (AR) headset maker Meta isn’t quite over just yet: At least some of the company’s assets have been acquired by a former investor in the company, who is keeping mum on future plans.All of Meta’s trademarks were recently reassigned to a new company called Meta View Inc., which was incorporated at the end of last year. Records filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicate that the patents were reassigned because Meta defaulted on its debt, leading to a foreclosure.The transfer documents were signed by Mayer Gniwisch on behalf of Meta View. Gniwisch is a general partner with Israel-based Olive Tree Ventures, an early stage venture capital company that lists Meta as one of its investments on its website. Gniwisch confirmed the asset acquisition when contacted by Variety, but declined to comment on details of the deal, and future plans for Meta. Meta had been shipping an AR headset similar to Microsoft’...