Let me guess: You have an idea for a startup. It's an awesome plan for a lightweight, agile SaaS killer app that could scale to 1 million users in 6 months. Or maybe it's some fancy new spring-loaded arduino-infused wearable that'll be more ubiquitous than the iPhone.
Either way, let me also hazard a guess that you're worried about someone taking your idea and running with it, so you feel like you need some intellectual property protection.
You're probably right. This infographic provides a quick and dirty primer for what kinds of IP protection are out there, and what might be right to protect your ideas and brand as you get ready to bring it to market.