Hemisphere GPS Granted Non-infringement Judgment in Patent Infringement Lawsuit With Trimble Navigation Ltd.



    CALGARY, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - (TSX:HEM) Hemisphere GPS, a designer and
manufacturer of advanced GPS products, reports that it has won a patent
infringement lawsuit brought against the Company by Trimble Navigation Ltd.
    The United States District Court of Northern District of California has
granted Hemisphere GPS' motion for summary judgment as to non-infringement of
Trimble's patent, effectively negating the lawsuit against the Company.
    "We have previously stated publicly that we did not believe our products
were infringing on any patents as alleged and were confident in a favorable
outcome for the Company," stated Steven Koles, President & CEO of Hemisphere
GPS.

    About Hemisphere GPS

    Hemisphere GPS, Inc. designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective
GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in
agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company owns leading brand names,
numerous patents, and other intellectual property. The Company is
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and
marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Texas. For more information about
Hemisphere GPS go to www.hemispheregps.com.

    The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that
involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties,
certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS' control, including: the impact of
general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the
lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in
foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market
valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the
final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
authorities. Hemisphere GPS' actual results, performance or achievement could
differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking
statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events
anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if
any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that
Hemisphere GPS will derive there from.





For further information:

For further information: Cameron Olson, Chief Financial Officer,
Hemisphere GPS, (403) 259-3311, COlson@hemispheregps.com; Cory Pala, Investor
Relations, E.vestor Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400, CPala@evestor.com

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