How do I implement my idea without it getting stolen by others?
Let’s say I have an idea but know next to nothing on how to execute it. Hence, I would need either collaborators or people who can guide or advise me on what to do. What will stop them from stealing my idea and doing it themselves since they have the know-how?
Initially, you would need to use a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with people who you are exposing your idea to.
A patent on a mere idea is not valid in most jurisdictions. You likely need to have a description of how the thing would be built/work in practice to get a valid patent.
Generally, in the absence of a patent or NDA, anyone can take your idea and develop a product.
Exceptions to the general rule are solicitors (lawyers) and patent attorneys, who are automatically prevented by laws and codes of conduct from taking your work if you are their client.