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How to protect against your patent attorney stealing your ideas?

So in order for me to file a patent for my ideas, I need to hire a patent attorney to write up the documents etc. This means that I must thoroughly reveal and describe my ideas to my attorney. How do ...
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Why Facebook didn't just copy Instagram which wasn't patented?

Facebook bought Instagram when it wasn't patented. Facebook could have just created a copy of Instagram and launched It with their already existing millions of users. 1- Why did Facebook pay 1 Billion ...
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Is there a way to determine if hackathon ideas are ultimately patented?

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...