I've been working on a new encryption for about 5 years now with a friend of mine. We're nearing completion, but we've discovered something brand new about LFSR loops (Wikipedia) that we believe has never been tried or thought of before. We can't explain why it happens, only about 50 situations where it does happen.
Would SO be the place to explain our findings and ask for help? What consequences might this entail later on when we wish to market our encryption? We discovered the phenomenon, but an SO user might more accurately explain why it happens. Or should we just not ask on SO to avoid all possible legal quarrels?