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A trade secret and a patent are mutually exclusive choices. An NDA would almost certainly be needed for the former (since it's secret), but not really for the latter (since it is, or will shortly be, public). It really comes down to which route you decide to pursue. Of course, there is no real disadvantage for you to use an NDA (except to the extent it ...


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I think it is best to take a conservative approach. To be conservative, any unconstrained use/disclosure should be considered a public use/disclosure. Unless there is an obligation on the part of Apple to maintain confidentiality in relation to app submissions, I would recommend that you treat the submission as a public disclosure and that you file your ...


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