Dallas intellectual property advisory and investment firm Dominion Harbor LLC has partnered with Monument Patent Holdings to create an IP bank aimed at strengthening startups.

The bank has about 1,500 patents that were deposited by about 25 larger companies. Dominion is offering startups assistance, both in guidance and financing, to expand their patent profiles, while providing them access to more mature patents currently stored in the bank. This way, as they go through the patent process for their technology, they can continue building via use of the patents provided.