Star Navigation files amended patent infringement complaint against Aeromechanical Services and provides USPTO update

    TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX-V: SNA)
("Star" or the "Company"), a leading edge technology company focused on
providing Aerospace Solutions to aviation operators worldwide, announces that
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has now completed its
reexamination of Aeromechanical Services Ltd.'s (TSX-V: AMA) patent U.S.
7,203,630 and clarified that the only point of innovation for the patented
invention is its use of conventionally understood email as a format when
transmitting data from an aircraft to a ground station. To the extent that
AMA's products do not use email to transmit data from aircraft to ground
stations or also use other formats, there is an open question whether AMA's
products are actually covered by their own patent. However, Star remains
confident that AMA's products are covered by Star's patent rights under the
earlier granted U.S. 7,113,852, the infringement of which being unaffected by
the reexamination of AMA's patent.
    Therefore, Star Navigation has already filed an amended complaint in the
ongoing patent infringement case in the Northern District of California to
resolve the remaining procedural issues raised by AMA and Star looks forward
to the Court's consideration of the past and ongoing infringement of Star's
patent rights by AMA on the merits.

    About Star Navigation:

    Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. ( 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 operator.

    Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-
looking statements. When used in this document, the words "may", "would",
"could", "will" and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its
management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such
statements reflect Star's current views with respect to future events and are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could
cause Star's actual performance or achievements to vary from those described
herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or
should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect,
actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended,
planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume
any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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