Do people really steal invention ideas?


I sometimes see questions on forums like Quora about how to stop people stealing your invention idea. Does this happen so often in professional experience? Can it really be stopped by having signed NDA or other agreement?


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Lawrence lau

The problem with most ideas (especially software) is the the value is market insight or figuring out or quantifying the needed. Actual R&D or development tends to be relatively simple compared to reaching and distributing the product/service. Because ideas are rarely unique, it is quite possible to leapfrog in execution ... and competition can come from anyone from customer to VC.