U.S. Patent Office to review patent held by AeroMechanical Services Ltd.


    AeroMechanical Services Ltd.
    A Tier 2 Industrial Issuer

    TSX-V Trading Symbol "AMA"

    CALGARY, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - AeroMechanical Services Ltd. (AMA) announced it
has received notice that the U.S. Patent Office will reexamine one of its
patents - U.S. Patent No. 7,203,630. AMA welcomes this review of the company's
'630 Patent, confident that the Patent Office will ultimately find its patent
to be valid. That will serve to strengthen the validity of the '630 patent
against future challenges.
    The re-examination of AMA's patent was requested by Star Navigation
Systems Group, Ltd. (Star) in view of its U.S. Patent No. 7,113,852. This is
the same patent that Star accused AMA of infringing in a recently filed
lawsuit in the Northern District of California. AMA believes this lawsuit is
without merit and has already formally requested dismissal of the action.
    AMA is the technology leader in airliner performance monitoring systems,
and holds patents recognizing its innovation in this industry. AMA takes
intellectual property matters very seriously and respects the intellectual
property of third parties. On the other hand, Star is failing in the
marketplace and has chosen 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. AMA is prepared to take all necessary legal
action against Star in order to defend itself, its patent and to aggressively
pursue Star and its officers for any damages caused by Star's frivolous

    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 Services

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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For further information:

For further information: Tom French, CFO, AeroMechanical Services Ltd,
(403) 291-7427, tfrench@amscanada.com; Bob Beaty, The Howard Group Inc., Toll
Free: 1-888-221-0915, Info@howardgroupinc.com, www.howardgroupinc.com

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