I have understood this for a long time and my own approach to my own work is to simply disclose it now right here on the blog. That way a time stamped record really exists and no one can easily take your idea and claim authorship without risking it been dismissed in a court. Seems obtuse but we face a protocol for establishing such rights in common law that actually limits all such rights and makes commercial exploitation even more difficult.
What this all does do is ensure all patents and knowledge will be shared sooner or later by creators just to establish intellectual precedence which capital cannot really control.
Secrecy has been used for a century to impose the fossil fuel protocol on the whole global population. Take that away and our one percent are gone. The knowledge is out there right now to blow it all away..
The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1%: ex CIA spy