Digital Envoy Inc., v. Google Inc.,

Filing 99

Declaration of Susan Wojcicki in Support of Google Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment filed byGoogle Inc.,, Google Inc.,. (Kramer, David) (Filed on 2/23/2005)

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Digital Envoy Inc., v. Google Inc., Doc. 99 Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 99 Filed 02/23/2005 Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DAVID H. KRAMER, State Bar No. 168452 STEPHEN C. HOLMES, State Bar No. 200727 WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Professional Corporation 650 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050 Telephone: (650) 493-9300 Facsimile: (650) 565-5100 Attorneys for Defendant/Counterclaimant Google Inc. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION DIGITAL ENVOY, INC., Plaintiff/Counterdefendant, v. GOOGLE INC., Defendant/Counterclaimant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. C 04 01497 RS DECLARATION OF SUSAN WOJCICKI IN SUPPORT OF GOOGLE INC.'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT Judge: Courtroom: Date: Time: Hon. Richard Seeborg 4, 5th Floor March 30, 2005 9:30 a.m. WOJCICKI DECL. ISO GOOGLE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT C 04 01497 RS C:\NrPortbl\PALIB1\DAG\2607652_1.DOC Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 99 Filed 02/23/2005 Page 2 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 I, Susan Wojcicki, declare as follows: 1. I am an employee of defendant and counterclaimant Google, Inc. ("Google"). I have personal knowledge of the facts set forth herein and, if called as a witness, could and would testify competently thereto. 2. Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Its longstanding company mission, which appears on its website at www.google.com, is to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." Google's utility and ease of use have made it one of the world's best known brands almost entirely through word of mouth from satisfied users. Visitors to Google's various Internet web sites can locate information in Google's "web index," a database containing the sortable content of more than eight billion Internet pages; they can scan through more than one billion images, or peruse the world's largest archive of online bulletin board messages dating back to 1981. Google supports these endeavors through advertising revenue which accounted for approximately 99% of its gross revenues in 2004. Google strives to enable advertisers to deliver cost-effective online advertising by targeting messages to the content on a given web page that a user is viewing. 3. The advertising program that Google offers to advertisers is known as AdWords. AdWords permits hundreds of thousands of advertisers to display their messages to Internet users all over the world. If a user "clicks" on a given advertising message, the sponsoring advertiser pays Google for that click. 4. The principal factor Google uses to locate advertisements to display to a user is the user's demonstrated interest in a particular subject. Thus, for example, when a visitor queries Google's web index for "basketball," Google will search its inventory for basketballrelated advertisements that match the user's interest. To select the specific message or messages to display, Google then uses a host of other factors, for example, the "clickthrough" rate for a particular advertisement, and the amount of money that an advertiser is willing to pay for a user's click. 5. In the Google AdWords program, Google's advertisers inform Google of the "keywords" WOJCICKI DECL. ISO GOOGLE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT C 04 01497 RS -1- C:\NrPortbl\PALIB1\DAG\2607652_1.DOC Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 99 Filed 02/23/2005 Page 3 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 to which they want display of their advertisements connected (e.g. display only when users search for the term "basketball" or a viewing a web page about basketball). Advertisers also select the maximum amount they are willing to pay Google each time a user "clicks" on their message (e.g. $.50 per click). Where two advertisers are interested in the same keywords, one advertiser can generally increase its chance of having its message displayed by offering a higher maximum payment per click than another. But because Google is interested in locating advertisements that users find relevant, the advertiser with the highest offer will not necessarily have its message displayed. Users may find another advertiser's message more appealing, and thus "click" on that message more often. Google uses the comparative "clickthrough rates" of competing messages as another factor in its analysis of which message to display. 6. In early 2002, Google formally launched what is now known as its AdSense program. AdSense affords third party web sites or "publishers" the ability to display to those visiting their own web sites the advertising messages of participants in Google's AdWords program. If a user clicks on a message displayed on the third party site, the advertiser pays Google, and Google shares a portion of that payment with the third party publisher. 7. Today, Google's AdSense program takes two forms. In AdSense for search ("AFS"), Google's advertising messages are displayed to end-users who query a web index while visiting a third party publisher's site. Again, the user's query guides Google's selection of potentially relevant advertisements. Google then selects specific messages from among that group using a multi-factored process, and displays the messages alongside responsive listings from the web index. 8. In AdSense for content ("AFC"), Google's advertising messages are displayed to endusers alongside particular content on the third party publisher's site. Google uses an analysis of the content the user is viewing, rather than a specific query by the end-user, to guide its search for relevant advertisements. Thus, if an individual is reading an article on baking at the Washington Post site, Google may display advertising messages matching that interest, though again, the specific advertisement(s) selected will depend on a host of factors. WOJCICKI DECL. ISO GOOGLE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT C 04 01497 RS -2- C:\NrPortbl\PALIB1\DAG\2607652_1.DOC Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 99 Filed 02/23/2005 Page 4 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on February 23, 2005, at Mountain View, California. __/s/ Susan Wojcicki Susan Wojcicki WOJCICKI DECL. ISO GOOGLE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT C 04 01497 RS -3- C:\NrPortbl\PALIB1\DAG\2607652_1.DOC Case 5:04-cv-01497-RS Document 99 Filed 02/23/2005 Page 5 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WOJCICKI DECL. ISO GOOGLE'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT C 04 01497 RS CERTIFICATION I, David H. Kramer, am the ECF User whose identification and password are being used to file the Declaration of Susan Wojcicki in Support of Google Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment. In compliance with General Order 45.X.B, I hereby attest that Susan Wojcicki has concurred in this filing. DATED: February 23, 2005 WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI Professional Corporation By: /s/ David H. Kramer David H. Kramer Attorneys for Defendant / Counterclaimant GOOGLE INC. -4- C:\NrPortbl\PALIB1\DAG\2607652_1.DOC

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