As the story of the augmented reality headset maker Osterhout Design Group comes to an end, the end of his departure continues.
After ODG's intellectual property, including patents and trademarks, was offered for sale through Hilco Bankstream last month, Heritage Global Partners is auctioning ODG's physical assets.
A Heritage spokesman confirms that the company is eligible for auction by ODG and its stakeholders. According to Law360 (paywall), at least two of the ODG creditors belong to the companies JGB Ardmore Ltd. and GTC Law Group.
Available positions include 40 ODG Augmented Reality headsets, various laboratory equipment, a fleet of MacBook Pros and Lenovo Thinkpads, and even office furniture.
Interesting Fact: The desk in my office came from an auction in a closed hospital. I won the bid for $ 2. So if you want to own a piece of Augmented Reality augmented history, play it safe, but keep in mind that Heritage charges an 18% buyer markup on all sales.
Although this special auction covers only the physical assets of ODG, Heritage also has auctions of patents and intellectual property carried out. The company has recently auctioned off the VR assets of Jaunt.
The ODG ended around the same time as Blippar and Meta Company. Although Blippar ascends like a phoenix from his own ashes as a new company of the same name, and Meta's fate is still uncertain, ODG does not seem to be offering a redemption song.
Additional coverage by Adario Strange
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