As an inventor, I risk giving/selling my inventions to those who find unintended uses for my creative work.
Take, for instance, my machine for prechewing gum, softening squares into delicious gooey masses, retaining and releasing flavour for immediate enjoyment.
An undisclosed government bought that invention and bombarded rebel insurgents with masses of sticky substances, rendering the rebels and their weapons/transportation useless.
Or my latest invention, the shower that takes a 3D scan of your body and soaps/washes every part of your body precisely.
An Internet startup bought that invention and intends to blend it into their new clothes washer/dryer system whivh promises to revolutionise the home clothes cleaning industry.