If I examine a Lamborghini and have the know-how to reproduce it in every detail, did I steal a Lamborghini from the Lamborghini Company? No, I reproduced my own.
Ideas do seem to be coming from somewhere, other then the individual.
I can testify to this.
I imagined Microwave turn tables 7 years before they were available, but I didn't have the financial backing.
I imagined and designed wheel chairs that stood people up 2 years before they were available.
I imagined and designed about 300 successful things at Sci-Med Life Systems to produce heart catheters and stents.
And did I get compensated for my creative understanding and know-how? No.
I would say there are people hogging the system, greedy people, who have no understanding of producing a good product. They are just people users.
But you know what? If the producing people who do the work all quite, the high payed hogs wouldn't be able to make a penny. Ya, that's what I did!!!! and they begged me to come back, and I said "no thanks"