Researching and collecting general data about your invention is daunting enough. You need to know more [e.g., how and when to protect your idea with some form intellectual property rights (IP)]. Learn how to quickly gather inventor information, forms and videos from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website. Discover how to extract the valuable content, information, videos, and/or forms that you need. Gain a better understanding of the different forms of IP (e.g., patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright) as well as the costs and filing processes (with or without an attorney).