Published January 18, 2012
Oracle recently asked a court to stay or dismiss a Java-related patent infringement case against Google for up to 9 months. In a letter to the court, however, Oracle also revealed how much it believes Google makes per day from Android activations alone.
“Each day’s worth of activations likely generates approximately $10 million in annual mobile advertising revenue for Google,” Oracle said.
Patent expert Florian Muller of FOSS Patents explained that while Oracle doesn’t state how it came to the conclusion, the figure is likely derived “on the assumption of annual advertising revenues of $14 per Android user.”
Oracle also argued that Android helps Google gain users on its Google+ social network and that Android alone is much more than a source for mobile ad revenue.
Oracle hopes the stay or dismissal, if approved by the judge, might lead to a near-term copyright trial, Muller explained.