I have developed a new and fairly unique development tool, but I don't have the time, skills, or experience to productize, sell, and distribute it.
So my plan is to go to a suitable existing company that makes and sells development tools and present my product and give them the opportunity to buy the rights to my product.
But the worst case scenario is that they say that "We got a similar product in the pipeline" and turns my idea down. Then they go ahead and put 1-2 developers on creating a clone of my idea.
What is the best way to approach a buyer without them "stealing" my idea? Any legal contracts that can be written? Or should I ask for "What products they have in the "pipeline" before I present my idea?
Any ideas on how not to get ripped off?