PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here, and its subsidiaries Blackhawk Network, Blackhawk Marketing and Randalls/Tom Thumb, is facing an intellectual property lawsuit of patent infringement and stolen trade secrets of Excentus' fuelperks! program. Excentus Corp., Irving, Texas, filed the lawsuit yesterday in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas Abilene Division. The suit alleges willful and deliberate patent infringement and the misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, ...

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