I read a response from Steven Cooke regarding someone with an invention and it opened up many more questions. I myself have a therotical invention. I need to speak with a chemist to see if it’s possible. If it is possible I want to hire them or get direction to manufacture this item. Of course I do not want to talk to a consultant or chemist and give them my idea so they own it. So how is it possible to move forward safely? Can an idea be patented? Do chemists work with you on a product and take a % of a possible business? Please gice any advice possible.