If I am a US citizen and I want to patent an idea but I don't have any money, what is the best way to protect it? WIPO? USPTO? Where to start?
All the answers I saw on June 17, 2023 were excellent. I'm new to asking questions on StackExchange, so I will not attempt to merge answers, etc. Please excuse me.
The answers I received are excellent so I believe the answers should remain here.
I decided to focus on establishing trademark protections, as they are worldwide, immediate, and can be made stronger as I go.
As they say, patents are only as good as the lawyers who defend them.