Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Australian inventor, Ric Richardson, will share his story of triumph over software giant Microsoft when the Australian innovation community converges in Adelaide in October for the inaugural OpportUNIty S.A Innovation Showcase.

Richardson is an Aussie inventor, technologist and founder of Uniloc, the software company he started in 1992. A man with an exceptional mind and reputation as a serial inventor, he’s probably best known worldwide as the guy who took on Microsoft and won.

In 2009 a US court ruled in his favour after Microsoft infringed one of Uniloc’s patented technologies to deter software piracy. Despite an appeal the verdict has been upheld, and now a new trial will decide the amount of compensation due to Richardson and Uniloc.
Richardson’s keynote presentation will punctuate pitches by experts from Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, who are coming together to present their ideas, capabilities and technologies, and demonstrate how they can provide practical solutions to real business and industry challenges.

Event organiser, Renee Hakendorf says “Representatives from industry, government and the venture capital community are encouraged to attend, and make of the most of this unique opportunity to learn more about the latest innovation solutions on offer from the three South Australian Universities”.

When: Thursday 20 October 2011
Where: Adelaide Oval

Media contacts:
Renee Hakendorf, Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd, +61 8 8303 3486
Melissa Geue, Flinders Partners Pty Ltd, +61 8 8201 7788

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OpportUNIty S.A.

The OpportUNIty S.A. Innovation Showcase 2011 is a joint initiative between Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and their respective commercial offices. The aim of this event is to provide attendees with an overview of the latest in research thinking, and to encourage commercial partners to explore potential collaborative possibilities with the Universities.
Renee Hakendorf, Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd
P: +61 8 8303 3486


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