AeroMechanical Services Ltd. TSX-V Trading Symbol "AMA"
A Tier 2 Industrial Issuer
CALGARY, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - AeroMechanical Services Ltd. ("AMA"), is pleased
to announce that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California (the "U.S. District Court") has granted its motion to dismiss and
has dismissed Star Navigation Systems Group's ("Star") patent infringement
complaint against AMA for a second time. The Court agreed with AMA that Star
failed to properly join the two co-owners of the patent - Viraf Kapadia and
Hilary Vieira -- in the lawsuit.
On April 25, 2008, after having its original complaint dismissed, Star
filed an amended complaint against AMA for infringement of U.S. Patent
No. 7,113,852 ("the '852 Patent"). In the amended complaint, Star added its
CEO Mr. Kapadia as a co-plaintiff, and unilaterally named Mr. Vieira an
"involuntary plaintiff." Messrs. Kapadia and Vieira are the co-owners of the
'852 Patent. AMA moved to dismiss this amended complaint because Mr. Vieira
did not qualify as an "involuntary plaintiff."
The U.S. District Court has given Star until September 5, 2008 to amend
its complaint to name Mr. Vieira as a defendant. If Star elects to amend its
complaint, Mr. Vieira will have the opportunity to fully participate in the
suit. But, Star and Mr. Vieira are currently embroiled in a dispute in the
Ontario Superior Court of Justice involving, among other things, the ownership
of U.S. Patent No. 7,113,852.
AMA is the 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 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
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For further information:
For further information: on AMA contact: Tom French, CFO, AeroMechanical
Services Ltd, (403) 291-7427, email@example.com, www.amscanada.com; Bob
Beaty, The Howard Group Inc., Toll Free: 1-888-221-0915,