Study Questions



The substantive work of AIPPI involves the study of topical issues in IP and the development of resolutions that are debated, amended, and adopted at annual Congress meetings. Typically, there is a study question in at least each of the areas of Patents, Trademarks, Designs/Copyright, and IP Litigation.

The 2022 Congress will address issues of:

  • Patentability of Diagnostic Methods – Q280
  • Trademarks and the internet and social media – Q281
  • Moral rights – Q282
  • Protection of trade secrets during litigation and other proceedings – Q283

The 2021 Congress was again held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Congress has concluded with the adoption of four resolutions. Copies of the resolutions are available at the following links:


The resolutions adopted at earlier Congresses and all the summary reports, study guidelines, and national group reports are available from the AIPPI library here.