TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (Star)
announces today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United
States District Court for the Northern District of California against
Aeromechanical Services Ltd. (TSX: AMA-V).
The patent infringement lawsuit, filed on September 19th, 2007, seeks
substantial damages as a result of Aeromechanical Services' willful
infringement of United States Patent No. 7,113,852, pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 271.
Star is seeking substantial damages as well as an injunction to prevent
Aeromechanical Services from continuing to unlawfully manufacture, sell,
support or offer for sale, the Automated Flight Information Reporting System,
and any other products infringing on the '852 patent.
As previously announced, Star has also formally requested the United
States Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine Aeromechanical Services' own
patent because that patent was issued erroneously. Star believes that there is
sufficient evidence to question the validity and also the enforceability of
that patent based on Star's previously filed and issued patent, the '852
Star has retained the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a Washington
D.C. based law firm that specializes in intellectual property litigation, and
is one of the largest law firms in the United States. Both Star and its legal
counsel are extremely confident that Star's case will be successful.
Star treats its intellectual property as one of the Company's most
important resources. This patent infringement lawsuit is another step in
Star's continued protection of its intellectual property, and its
shareholders. Star will continue to take aggressive steps to protect its
patents around the world.
About Star Navigation: Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.
(www.star-navigation.com) owns the exclusive worldwide license to its
proprietary, patented In-flight Safety Monitoring System, the first system in
the world to feature in-flight data-analysis, monitoring and diagnostics with
a real-time connection between aircraft and ground. Its real-time capability
of tracking performance-trends and predicting incident-occurrence enhances
aviation safety and improves fleet management while reducing costs for the
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its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such
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actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended,
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For further information:
For further information: please visit www.star-navigation.com or
contact: Derek Sutherland, Inv. Relations, Sutherland_derek@yahoo.com, Tel.