I'm in a similar situation to most people who have a "great" idea but due to ignorance feel as if I can never get any further that just that. I'm hoping to get some simple advice that might help me at least protect this idea if I were to move forward with it. My situation is probably a complicated one as the idea involves a phone application (of which I have zero clues how to develop) and a devise that is controlled by the phone application, either wirelessly/3/4G or even via hard wire. Yes, the controlled devise would only be within 10 feet away or so. Okay, having a great idea is easy, everyone has one. My question is this: If someone such as myself has an idea involving phone applications and the devise it works with and I haven't a clue on how to develop either product how do I go about protecting the "idea" while I look for developers, investors, etc. who may be interested in helping? I know what the end result can bring about if it were working and I know the technology is out there to support the products. I just don't have the ability myself to make it happen. During this time of development I would like to know that my idea is "safe". Thank you in advance for anyone willing to help.