Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA was incorporated under the laws of Luxembourg on November 4, 1999 as Ocwen Luxembourg S.àr.l., renamed Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.à r.l. on May 12, 2009 and converted into Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. on June 5, 2009. Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA is a transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries offering both distribution and content. It classifies its businesses into three reportable segments - Mortgage Services, Transaction Services and Technology Services. Mortgage Services provides residential mortgage origination and default services that extend across the life cycle of a mortgage loan. Financial Services segment comprises its asset recovery and customer relationship management businesses. Technology Products comprise its REAL Suite of applications as well as its IT infrastructure services. As of year-end, its active client base included companies in the financial services, consumer products and services, telecommunications, utilities, government and real estate and mortgage servicing sectors. It operates within on contractual restrictions, internal security practices, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property to establish and protect its software, technology and expertise. As of December 31, 2013, the Company has been awarded one patent that expires in 2023, three patents that expire in 2024, six patents that expire in 2025, one patent that expires in 2027 and one patent that expires in 2030. In its Mortgage Services segment, it competes with national and regional third party service providers and in-house servicing operations of large mortgage lenders and servicers. Its Financial Services segment competes with other large receivables management companies as well as smaller companies and law firms focused on collections. Its Technology Products segment competes with third party data processing or software development companies.