Apple, Qualcomm Launch Jury Trial Over Patent Licensing Practices

Apple Inc. and its allies kicked off a jury trial against chip supplier Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, alleging that Qualcomm engaged in illegal patent licensing practices and seeking up to $27 billion in damages. Qualcomm, for its part, alleges that Apple forced its longtime business partners to quit paying some royalties and is seeking up to $15 billion.