CommVault Systems Inc is a Delaware corporation that was incorporated in 1996. The Company is a provider of data and information management software applications and related services. It develops, markets and sells a suite of software applications and services in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Company's software applications and services provides its customers with data protection, including backup and recovery; data migration and archiving; snapshot management and replication of data; integrated source, and target data deduplication; eDiscovery and compliance solutions; self-service access; a secure virtual repository using Simpana ContentStore; enterprise-wide search capabilities; protection, recovery and discovery of data in virtual server and cloud environments; and robust built-in analytics and troubleshooting tools. It sells Simpana data and information management software applications and related services to large global enterprises, small and medium sized businesses and government agencies. It competes with other providers of data and information management software as well as large storage hardware manufacturers that have developed or acquired their own data and information management software products. Its competitors are EMC, IBM, Symantec and Veeam. As of March 31, 2015, we had 347 issued patents and 265 pending patent applications in the United States, as well as 100 issued patents in foreign countries and 40 pending foreign patent applications.