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AeroMechanical Services Ltd. TSX-V Trading Symbol "AMA"
A Tier 2 Industrial Issuer
CALGARY, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - AeroMechanical Services Ltd. ("AMS") (AMA on
TSX-V) announced today that it has filed a motion to dismiss the recent patent
infringement lawsuit brought against it by Star Navigation Systems Group, Ltd.
("Star") in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Star filed its suit in California and AMS is adamant the Star action is
In Star's lawsuit, it alleged that AMS is infringing U.S. Patent
No. 7,113,852 ("the '852 Patent"). However, AMS states Star has no legal
standing to assert infringement of the '852 Patent because Star does not own
the patent. Evidence indicates two individuals own the patent and neither of
them is party to the Star lawsuit. In addition, in a current Canadian lawsuit,
one of Star's co-founders and owners of the patent, Mr. Hilary Vieira, alleges
that Star no longer retains any rights to the '852 Patent, further supporting
AMS' motion to dismiss.
In August, Star also requested that the United States Patent and
Trademark Office ("USPTO") reexamine AMS' U.S. Patent No. 7,203,630. Star
failed to comply with the USPTO rules and regulations, and therefore its
request was rejected. The USPTO has not yet acted on Star's further request,
and will likely not do so until mid-February.
AMS expects the USPTO to reject Star's request for review.
AMS is a technology leader in airliner performance monitoring systems. As
a patent holder, AMS takes intellectual property matters very seriously and
respects the intellectual property of third parties. AMS is disappointed that
Star has chosen to attempt to compete with AMS via press release, baseless
litigation, and U.S. Patent Office procedure - rather than in the marketplace
via better products and services.
About AeroMechanical Services Ltd.
AeroMechanical Services Ltd. provides proprietary technologies and
services designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the airline
industry. The company has successfully commercialized three products and
associated services currently marketed to airlines, manufacturers and
maintenance organizations around the world. Its premier technology afirs(TM)
UpTime(TM) allows airlines to monitor and manage aircraft operations anywhere,
anytime, in real-time.
afirs, UpTime, AeroQ and Smart Box are Trade Marks of AeroMechanical
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For further information:
For further information: on AMS contact: Tom French, CFO, AeroMechanical
Services Ltd, (403) 291-7427, firstname.lastname@example.org; Bob Beaty, The Howard
Group Inc., Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915, Info@howardgroupinc.com,