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The San Francisco Business Times reports that Safeway is the subject of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Excentus Corp., which charges that the retailer used “confidential information that was discovered when Safeway was attempting to acquire Excentus and patents owned by Auto-Gas Systems Inc. to create Safeway's own PowerPump Rewards program.

“Excentus is seeking injunctive relief and damages, asserting in its suit that Safeway and its subsidiaries infringed on four Excentus patents by launching a similarly designed fuel awards program.”
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