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Revised Executable QR code provisional patent filed

Ric has submitted a revised version of his patent for executable QR codes. The patent was filed with IP Australia tonight at appropriately 8pm with reference number SPEP-16112161 and covers the extended use of the popular QR code format to allow interactive transactions and macros between devices and Internet services.
The original patent filing documents are available here: but require a password to open. The password is available to business partners that are helping Ric roll out this business. 
Ever wondor why QR codes seem so interesting but fall short of what your gut says they should be able to do?
Executable QR codes take up where standard QR codes left off:
* A QR code on a web page that initiates payment and automates the exchange of credit card and delivery details without setting up an account.
* A QR code at a taxi stand that books a taxi and allows you to track the taxi as it drives towards you without typing anything in...
* A QR code that allows you to buy a can of Coke…

Video segment covering Australian Story crew

Echonet Daily did a video segment covering a visit by Australian Story for an update and closing chapter on the Uniloc/ Microsoft battle. This segment covers my support of the Gamma team as they try to make one of Nikola Tesla's major inventions work... well shot and edited with a nice comment from Kent Gordon who is a professional as always and one of Australia's great television story tellers... he even makes my story sound interesting...

Today Tonight runs a segment on the Settlement
The above was aired last Thursday. Due to a bit of a kerfuffle I was not able to be interviewed for the show so I have promised them first dibs on the next big thing I do... they were good sports and I really do owe them...

Some questions people have asked...

Thanks for visiting... and particularly thanks to all the visitors who have shown support over the years. Its was really appreciated. How kind of you all.

Following are some questions that people have asked as a result of the settlement with Microsoft:

Why is the amount of the settlement not disclosed?We presume amicable means that the settlement amount was sizable... is it?What are you going to do with the money that comes to you?How do you feel now that it's overWhy is the amount of the settlement not disclosed?
Simply, the Uniloc team were the guys that reached settlement with Microsoft. There ability to represent the shareholders and me as the inventor was established over many years of trusted negotiation and work. There is no question that they obtained the best possible arrangement for the company with Microsoft and if part of that arrangement was for us to honor a request from Microsoft that we not disclose the amount of the settlement, then I think I am bound by that same …

Update on articles so far

This article (above) appeared in the UK publication The Register. Its great to see people being supportive.

Another from Has OZ Developer Just Got $300M+ Out Of Microsoft? Sad to say this article got a few things wrong. Besides settlement terms which are not being disclosed there are quite a few misconceptions to be corrected: No I was never an INXS roadie... I just worked a bit with Tim Farris at his home studio and have been friendly with their manager Chris Murphy for many years.
They say I was domiciled in a VW Kombi for some years.... Wha? Never... I think they got this from the story about how I use a Ford Transit as a mobile office (I certainly never lived in it... my Mrs like a comfy home thank you very much). I don't do this out of necessity but rather by choice so that I can enjoy the beautiful scenery around Byron as I do my work.
The judge in the jury case overturned the Jury decision a…

It's over!

Its over! Uniloc and Microsoft settled... finally. Quite understandably the settlement terms are not being disclosed in a gesture of goodwill for each party since it was according to Microsoft's spokesman a mutually agreeable resolution.

At some stage, what this means for Uniloc and Microsoft will become more apparent, but for me as the inventor it means the question mark hanging over my patent is no longer in question.

It's kind of like having your career anchored on a test you did when you were a kid and someone questioning your score decades after the fact... all you can do is stick to your position and hope the truth rings true.

Also, to be candid, having a large powerful corporation as a detractor is not an easy thing to deal with.

To be fair, the Uniloc team was the real relentless effort behind this good turn. Even though I started this by filing the patent 20 years ago, I have relied on the Uniloc team for much of the last 8 years to represent my interests along with …

Microsoft and Uniloc settle

Bloomberg reports that the case between Microsoft and Uniloc has been settled on amicable terms.

It's been along day so I will be filling everyone in more tomorrow. Great news.
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