Answered on Mar 20th, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Go to your public library and look for books and other materials on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and/or copyright. Those will give you and idea of how to protect your idea and how to bring your idea to market. There may also be free or reduced-price entrepreneurial classes or advisory bodies at your local community or state college. Also check out groups like SCORE who provide business advice to start-up companies. And the web is a great place to do basic research, with the caveat that not everything you see will be true or accurate.