In case you were wondering the patent suit between Google and Oracle is still not over. Like Apple vs Samsung, Google and Oracle are fighting this patent thing out around the world. Even after the recent departure of President Charles Phillips Oracle is still fighting to remain one of the top companies, and is showing it in its fight with Google.
In a German court Wednesday, Oracle told the court that Google’s 700,000 Android activations per day accounts for approximately 10 million in new mobile ad revenue for the search engine giant, per day of new activations.
In it’s statement to the German court Oracle said:
While this case awaits trial, more than 700,000 Android-based devices are activated every day, all fundamentally built around the copyrighted Java APIs and the enhanced performance enabled by Oracle’s patents. Each day’s worth of activations likely generates approximately $10 million in annual mobile advertising revenue for Google.
How Oracle arrived at that number was not revealed however Florian Mueller of Foss Patents suggests that the figure is based on the $14 of advertising revenue per Android user released by Google some months back.
Oracle went on to say in it’s filing:
This revenue does not even include all the other value Android generates for Google, ranging from Android Market revenue, to other Android-related services, to ensuring that Google will not be locked out of the mobile business, to lucrative relationships with manufacturers of myriad devices on which Android can and does run, to the inordinately valuable access Android provides to customers for its new social network service, Google+.
Android is an open source and free operating system. Google gets revenue only from advertising and a small fee charged to developers to start an Android developer account in the Android market. In addition to search ads, Google also owns admob which is the largest mobile advertising platform in the world.
(EDITORIAL NOTE: While Mueller claims to be an expert on patents and is quoted quite often by us and other sites, over the course of the past year or so he has been correct in reporting only 50% of the time)