Medidata Solutions Inc was incorporated in June 1999and reincorporated in the State of Delaware in May 2000. The Company is a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, designed to transform clinical development and increase the value of the customers' research investments. Medidata's solutions are designed to address the underlying requirements of clinical development, rather than just its current processes, to maximize the value of the overall research process. Its cloud-based solutions, metrics and services allow users to accurately and efficiently design clinical trials; manage and monitor ongoing trial activities; develop and administer trial budgets; capture, manage and report clinical trial data; plan and execute randomized subject allocation methodologies; manage and allocate clinical trial supplies; and view, track, and evaluate trial progress through easy-to-use, Internet-enabled platforms. The Company compete with firms such as Oracle, Perceptive Informatics and others offering products and services that compete with one or more of the solutions. It competes on the basis of several factors, including, breadth and depth of solution offerings; platform capabilities, including interoperability; ease of use of solutions and rates of user adoption; solution functionality and flexibility; analytics and benchmarking; speed and performance required to enable customers to access clinical trial data in real-time; product reliability and scalability; infrastructure accessibility and security; regulatory compliance; financial stability; commercial and technology partnerships; depth of expertise and quality of professional services and customer support on a global basis; and sales and marketing capabilities, including the ability to create and communicate operational value. The Company has registered trademarks and service marks in the United States and abroad, and filed applications for the registration of additional trademarks and service marks. The principal trademarks are "Medidata," "Medidata Clinical Cloud," "Medidata Patient Cloud," "Medidata CRO Contractor," "Medidata Designer," "Medidata Grants Manager," "Medidata Rave," "Medidata Balance," "Medidata Coder," and "Medidata Insights." It also holds several domain names, including the domain names "mdsol.com" and "medidatasolutions.com". The use of Company's software products, services and hosted solutions by customers engaged in clinical trials must be done in a manner that is compliant with a complex array of United States federal and state laws and regulations, including regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, as well as regulations and guidance issued by foreign governments and international non-governmental organizations.