CINCINNATI — In response to a lawsuit filed this week by fuel marketing firm Excentus, Irving, Texas, against Kroger Co. here alleging willful patent infringement, Kroger has filed its own lawsuit. The retailer is asking a federal court in Cincinnati to declare it has done nothing wrong and to make Excentus pay its legal fees, according to the Associated Press. Excentus is known for its card-based discount programs that give shoppers cents-off per gallon of gasoline for buying specified ...

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