U.S. Patent Office grants Star Navigation's request for reexamination of AeroMechanical's patent

    TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNA

    TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX: SNA-V)
("Star" or the "Company"), learned today that the U.S. Patent Office has
granted Star's request to reconsider the patentability of AeroMechanical
Services Ltd.'s (TSX: AMA-V) ("AMA") U.S. patent, U.S. 7,203,630. (See Star
Press Release dated September 6, 2007).
    The reexamination of AMA's patent was requested and granted by the USPTO
based on Star's exclusively licensed U.S. Patent No. 7,113,852 (the "Kapadia
Patent"), issued in the name of the inventors, including Viraf Kapadia, Star's
Chairman and Co-CEO. Star has also sued AMA for patent infringement related to
that patent in a recently filed lawsuit in the Northern District of
    In ordering the reexamination of AMA's patent, the U.S. Patent Office
recognized that the relevant merits and teachings of the Kapadia patent were
not considered when the U.S. Patent Office issued AMA's patent. Thus, in
ordering a reexamination of AMA's U.S. patent, the U.S. Patent Office
confirmed that the Kapadia patent raised a substantial new question of
patentability with respect to AMA's patent.
    Star will continue to protect its intellectual property rights and is
gratified that the U.S Patent Office has taken this position.

    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

    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.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news

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For further information:

For further information: Please visit www.star-navigation.com, or Derek
Sutherland, Inv. Relations, Sutherland_derek@yahoo.com, Tel. (416) 907-6287;
or Viraf Kapadia, CEO, viraf.kapadia@star-navigation.com

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