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Ric Richardson

Official Website for Inventor Ric Richardson recognised as Inventor of Software Activation and for settling a patent infringement court case with Microsoft in 2012. He is the founder of Uniloc, co-founder of Haventec.com with business partners Macquarie Capital.

Ric's new "Deadbolt" Tech goes public in a Ransomware article in "The Australian" Newspaper

The following article appeared in the weekend addition (July 10th 2021) of The Australian Newspaper in print and online and can be found here if you have a subscription. Else I have reproduced the article for those without a subscription. The section t...

The Australian article June 26th 2021

Inventor Ric Richardson’s $530m win over Microsoft a lesson for tech players Musician-turned-inventor Ric Richardson in Sydney. Picture: Britta Campion By: CHRIS GRIFFITHTECHNOLOGY REPORTER You can take on big tech and win. Australian inventor Ric Ri...

In the news again… people still love the Microsoft win story

The journalist Chris Griffith sent me a note at 11pm last night that the story was running today what a privilege to be picked up by By Australia's National newspaper. Chris was a real gentleman and professional when interviewing me. The article inclu...

[Fun project] Star Trek voice activator for Apple Siri

Ever since "Scotty" comically spoke into a Macintosh mouse trying to get the Mac to respond in Star Trek movie 4, I have been fantasising about getting Siri to work the exact same way. . No "Hey Siri". No tapping my Airpods in my ear. No having to p...

[Update] Deadbolt Anti ransomware

5th May 2021: We are nearing completion of the code for the first hardened version of the Deadbolt technology for 3rd party assessment. . The technology is a modification of an operating systems kernel so that it does not load binaries (applications) t...

[Update] Byron Shark project

5th May 2021: Just an update with the latest on the Shark mitigation project that I keep hammering away at over many years. After 4 years and early $90k in expense, the approach of using sonar for shark detection was dumped. Not because it didn't work ...

It’s been a twisty twiny year. What for 2021? Predictions.

It's been a year of... let's be polite and say disruption. So whats next? Here are some things to aim for this year. Even if one of them happens it will have been a good year for me but all the projects I talk about here are on the move. An end to ran...

Are Biometrics a dead-end technology?

FaceID, thumbprints, Iris scans… they are all so convenient. Nothing to remember, always present and they work… most of the time. And they must be secure… well aren’t they? Sad fact. Biometrics are getting hacked. And at an increasing rate. But aren’t...

What is Ric doing Now...

18th May 2021 Ric is applying for an advisory role in the NSW identity working group for the Minister of Services.Ric is working with Industry Strategist Woody Buckner on an identity and privacy architecture for the future.Just about to publish the boo...

Inventor

I've been an inventor my whole life but for the first 30 years I didn't know it... I just thought everyone invented stuff. It took me a long time to start calling myself an "Inventor". Every time I walked up to an immigration officer of some country I'...

[Idea] A ‘fact checking’ browser concept

How about this for a timely idea. A web browser where every page on the web can be tagged with keywords and votes for experts to volunteer fact checking notes. An icon at the top next to each page shows how much interest in the subject matter ie votes...

why you should

Contact I love hearing from people, so please email me at derek@sivers.org and introduce yourself. Why? For two reasons:I love getting to know people around the world. (Many of my best friends and even great loves are people who I met when they emailed...

tinkerer

for all of you tinkering in your back shed...

Ric as CEO...

"As a CEO, I'm a really good Inventor :)" This I learned after 12 years as CEO of Uniloc and trying to handle 50 employees and contractors at one stage. I'm just not cut out for the rough and tumble of hiring and firing and leading and cajoling... Whe...

Shark Detection experiment using LIDAR

After discussing my frustration with solving the shark problem for Byron Bay a fellow inventor Ted Bye (his LinkedIn page) suggested I have a look at LIDAR (see wikipedia). Research has begun and it looks promising. After a considerable but failed inve...

Bush fire blanket project

The bush fire blanket project involves the use of robust but light fire resistant blankets of up to and over 100m square metres for the complete temporary coverage of homes threatened by fire as well as active fire fighting of grass fires and low bush ...

Want to work with Ric?

Do you have a big problem you would really love to solve? Maybe you have the seed of an idea that could benefit your whole industry? An idea that is resisting your attempts to make it real? A manuscript that’s collecting dust because you can’t get it...

Australian Story guest

The television program called "Australian Story" is a very popular and culturally important TV show loved by most Australian's. Amazingly, I've been the subject of two episodes of this classic Australian show. Not because I'm anyone special but mainly...

Inventor Ric Richardson

Inventor, known for inventing software activation used by the worlds biggest software companies. He’s also invented password-less logon systems for banks and large corporations. InventionsUniloc (what started it all)Password killer (now a major comp...