Hi all, I am new to Startup Nation. Thanks for any feedback
you give me.
I am working with a friend to bring a business idea to fruition. We have, what we think, is a wonderful idea for an internet based business. Without giving too much away it is not a b2b or an internet store per say. Rather it is more along the lines of community building and the marketing of ones self.
My question is, how do we protect our idea? I was reading through the United States Patent Office website and it seems like a patent covers tangible items and not business ideas. Also, it looks like copyrights do not protect business ideas. Is there a way to protect our business idea? Say I was the creator of MySpace.com. Can that type of business idea be protected? If so, how so?