SOURCE: Coates International, Ltd.

November 20, 2008 15:53 ET

Coates International, Ltd. Receives Four New Patents in China

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Coates International, Ltd. (the "Company" or "Coates") (OTCBB: COTE) is pleased to announce that Coates was awarded four new patents in the Republic of China, and was awarded eighteen patents in the USA to date, with more than one hundred corresponding patents worldwide. This means that the Coates Spherical Rotary Valve (CSRV) Engines and technology are protected by full patents in the US and around the world.

--  The development of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquid Natural Gas
    (LNG) and Propane CSRV engines are completed.
    
--  Diesel CSRV Industrial Heavy Truck Engine is complete.  New technology
    developed on the Coates CSRV Diesel Engine is novel and new US patents are
    applied for.
    
--  Various smaller CSRV engines, such as auto engines, have been
    completed for a number of years.
    
--  The company is poised for production of all its new products.
    
--  Marketing is in progress.
    

The Company is in talks with officials of various states in the US regarding the utilization of the CSRV engines for numerous natural gas and alternative fuel applications.

Our liaison in China is forging ahead with his efforts and now has included all Asia and Japan within his scope. More information will be forthcoming when contracts are executed. We cannot divulge the names of companies or entities because of confidentiality agreements and interference from unsophisticated stockholders.

The Company is in talks with numerous engine manufacturers and entities regarding licensing and utilization of the Coates CSRV engine for retrofitting and new vehicle applications. Announcements will be forthcoming if and when contracts are executed.

Management believes that Coates' CSRV technologies could impact our dependency on imported foreign oil and reduce the flow of US dollars out of the country, while lowering the progressive impact of global warming and reducing the production of harmful emissions.

About Coates International, Ltd.:

Coates has completed development of its patented spherical rotary valve CSRV Industrial Internal Combustion Engine, developed over a period of more than 6 years and other CSRV applications over 10 years. The underlying CSRV technology was invented by George J. Coates and his son Gregory. The CSRV system is adaptable to combustion engines of many types. This technology is currently adapted to a number of practical applications including industrial generators powered by engines incorporating the CSRV technology and designed to run on flare-off gas from oil wells, landfill gas and raw natural gas. The Company is actively engaged in planning for production and rollout of these engines, and expects to have completed engines ready for pickup by Well to Wire, Energy, Inc. before the end of the year. The Company has recently completed the technological development of a diesel truck engine, which incorporates our CSRV system suitable for the trucking industry. We continue to make considerable progress with other important aspects of now retrofitting the diesel truck engine, including integration with the transmission and braking systems. After that, the engine will be fired up and tested with and without loads. The diesel truck engine is expected to achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. By their nature, forward-looking statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the near future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include market conditions, regulatory approvals, and other risks inherent in our operations. For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our public filings with the SEC may be viewed and printed on the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

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