Because of my horrendous experience with Shell, I have regularly warned third parties to take all possible precautions when approaching Royal Dutch Shell with confidential commercially valuable information e.g. new ideas.
We have published a number of related articles:
Shell GameChanger – Scam, or Genuine Game Changer?: 10 June 2014
Is it safe to disclose ideas to Shell GameChanger?: 7 June 2014
Shell Oil Must Pay $153.6 Mln Award to Union Carbide: 17 June 2012