Sherri Cruz
Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Trading New Ideas

A new Web portal hopes to connect inventors, writers, artists and other creators of intellectual property
with people who might provide a market for their works. is a free online exchange
created by Global Commerce & Communications Inc. of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The site ( provides a central registry that can help small businesses,
individuals, universities, government agencies, research organizations and investors find each other.

Members can post inventions, patents, software and literary, musical or artistic works for sale or license.
The site also has a professional directory and resource center for members.

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