January 3rd, 2013 – Schenectady, NY – Starfire Systems, Inc. (www.starfiresystems.com), a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic technology, announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement in the trademark infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit it filed against Extreme Environment Materials Solutions, LLC (EEMS), Herbert Armstrong and Walter J. Sherwood in August of 2011.

The lawsuit was filed to cease trademark infringement efforts on the part of EEMS, and Armstrong and Sherwood, both of whom are former Starfire employees. Additionally, the lawsuit aimed to prevent misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition resulting from the wrongful use of Starfire’s specialized technology.

“We are pleased with the outcome of this lawsuit, which will continue to ensure that our intellectual property and our trademarks are protected,” said David Devor, CEO of Starfire Systems. “Starfire has developed and refined confidential and trade secret technologies for well over a decade that have allowed us to become innovators in our field. With this lawsuit settled, we move forward and continue to grow our business with the original scientists and inventors of our advanced technologies.”

About Starfire Systems, Inc.

Starfire® Systems, a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic™ technology, engineers advanced materials for customers in need of low cost, environmentally friendly, ceramic components. Their patented processes result in lightweight, durable polymer derived ceramic (PDC) products that offer powerful resistance to the heat that is generated in today’s complex technologies, and which utilize manufacturing techniques found to be very versatile compared to the alternatives. With applications for a variety of market sectors, ranging from aerospace and armor, to friction materials and electronics, Starfire materials provide the strength and protection necessary to expand today’s technologies in new directions.

For more information, please contact Starfire® Systems at info@starfiresystems.com.

For Media inquiries, contact David Devor at 518.899.9336.