Apple and its allies will launch a jury trial in San Diego Monday against chip supplier Qualcomm, accusing Qualcomm of illegal patent licensing and seeking compensation of up to $27 billion, Reuters reported. Qualcomm claims that Apple forced its long-term partners to forgo paying part of the patent fee and demanded compensation of up to $15 billion. Apple filed a lawsuit in federal court in early 2017 against baseband chip chips that connect devices such as the iPhone or Apple Watch to wireless data networks. Over the past two years, Qualcomm has launched a smaller lawsuit against Apple in an attempt to ban the sale of the iPhone on the grounds of infringement of its patents - and in some cases, it has also won a sales ban. Judge Gonzalo Curiel's trial will be held at Qualcomm.