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AeroMechanical Services Ltd. TSX-V Trading Symbol "AMA"
A Tier 2 Industrial Issuer
CALGARY, Dec. 24 /CNW/ - AeroMechanical Services Ltd. ("AMA") announced
today that Star Navigation Systems Group, Ltd. ("Star") has taken the
extraordinary step of amending its complaint to withdraw several claims of
infringement only months after it had asserted those claims against AMA in
September 2007. Star's patent infringement case is now limited to allegations
concerning the apparatus claims in the U.S. Patent No. 7,113,852 ("the '852
patent"). AMA has filed a second motion to dismiss the amended complaint filed
by Star in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
AMA originally requested that Star's suit be dismissed on December 3,
2007. AMA does not believe that Star has legal standing to assert infringement
of U.S. Patent No. 7,113,852 ("the '852 Patent") - at least because Star does
not own the patent, the owners have not been joined as parties to the suit,
and one of Star's co-founders, Mr. Hilary Vieira, has sued Star and alleged
that Star no longer retains any rights to the patent.
Star avoided responding to AMA's motion on the merits by filing the
Amended Complaint on December 18, 2007. AMA was therefore required to file a
second motion to dismiss. AMA believes that this case will be summarily
dismissed by the Court upon consideration of its motion.
AMA is a technology leader in airliner performance monitoring systems. As
a patent holder, AMA takes intellectual property matters very seriously and
respects the intellectual property of third parties. AMA is disappointed that
Star has chosen to attempt to compete with AMA via press release, baseless
litigation, and U.S. Patent Office procedure - rather than in the marketplace
via better products and services.
"Recently announced contracts by operating airlines are further evidence
that the commercial aviation industry views AMA's technology solutions as its
preferred solution in their efforts to stimulate growth and improve
efficiency" stated CEO Bill Tempany.
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 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. Due to the competitive nature of the marketplace AMS is
maintaining its position to withhold the airline's name and specific location.
For further clarification of potential contract values please refer to AMA
afirs, UpTime, FLYHT and aeroQ are Trade Marks of AeroMechanical Services
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
For further information:
For further information: on AMS contact: Tom French, CFO, AeroMechanical
Services Ltd, (403) 291-7427, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amscanada.com; Bob
Beaty, The Howard Group Inc., Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915,