Printing Research Inc. (PRI) and its owner, Howard DeMoore, announced the successful conclusion of a patent infringement suit against a European company. The suit, filed in Germany against Green & Snob Grafik, showed that Green & Snob's product was a direct infringement against PRI's Super Blue 2 StripeNet anti-marking, anti-static nets. John Laabs has been appointed director of marketing for Fox River Paper. For the past six years, Laabs has worked in various sales and marketing capacities for both the Fox River and Gilbert brands of paper. KBA North America has named Steve Korn its new district sales manager to cover the states of Illinois and

DAYTON, OH—Fox River Paper announced it will acquire Gilbert Paper, located in Menasha, WI, along with selected assets from Mead Corp. The transaction was scheduled to be completed by November 30. The deal allows Fox River Paper to produce and sell all of the Gilbert Paper products as part of a separate branding strategy. Mead will have a 20 percent interest in the combined company. The partnership reportedly enables Fox River to become the leading supplier of premium text, cover and writing papers for the U.S. marketplace. "This is an acquisition that makes sense for Fox River Paper," says Robert C. Buchanan, the company's chairman. "Gilbert Paper's

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