Court finds deficiencies in patent infringement lawsuit, requests additional material



    
    TSX-V Trading Symbol "AMA"
    A Tier 2 Industrial Issuer
    

    CALGARY, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (AMA) announced
today that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
(the "Court") has requested further briefing from the parties regarding AMA's
September 17, 2008 Motion to Dismiss Star Navigation Systems Group's patent
infringement complaint against AMA.
    In its Order, the Court found that Star has so far failed to show that
the Court has any personal jurisdiction over AMA, without which the lawsuit
can not proceed. But, before dismissing the suit, the Court has afforded Star
an opportunity to conduct very limited jurisdictional discovery, and has
ordered Star to file a supplemental opposition by February 27, 2009 explaining
why its complaint should not be dismissed. The Court has also afforded AMA the
opportunity to file a supplemental reply by March 13, 2009, and has scheduling
the hearing on AMA's Motion to Dismiss on March 27, 2009.
    AMA remains confident that Star's complaint will soon be dismissed.
    On September 18, 2008 the U.S. Patent Office confirmed the validity of
AMA's U.S. Patent No. 7,203,630, abruptly ending a reexamination proceeding
initiated by Star Navigation Systems Group confirming the validity of AMA's
patent and the substantial differences between AMA's products and Star's '852
Patent, the subject of the infringement claim against AMA by Star Navigation
Systems.
    AMA is a technology leader in aircraft health performance monitoring
systems, and holds patents recognizing its innovation in this industry. AMA
takes intellectual property matters very seriously.

    About AeroMechanical Services Ltd.

    AeroMechanical Services Ltd. provides proprietary technological solutions
and services designed to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the airline
industry. The company has successfully patented and 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, FLYHT and aeroQ are Trade Marks of AeroMechanical
                                Services Ltd.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: on AMA contact: Tom French, CFO, AeroMechanical
Services Ltd., (403) 291-7427, tfrench@amscanada.com; Bob Beaty, The Howard
Group Inc., Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915, Info@howardgroupinc.com,
www.howardgroupinc.com

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