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Daniel R. Cahoy

Robert G. and Caroline Schwartz Professor of Business Law and Affiliate Law Faculty
Research Director for the Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability

Curriculum Vitae 
Papers Available via SSRN

(814) 865-6205

J.D., University of New Hampshire
B.A., University of Iowa

Professor Daniel Cahoy specializes in the teaching and study of intellectual property law, as well as related issues in technology law and general business law concepts. A professor of business law in the Smeal College of Business, he has published numerous articles in academic law journals on topics such as IP and alternative energy policy, FDA regulatory policy, reforming the U.S. patent system, and the use of experimental economics to improve jury studies. During the fall 2009 semester, Professor Cahoy was in residence at the University of Ottawa in Canada serving as the Fulbright Visiting Chair in International Humanitarian Law. He served on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed American Business Law Journal from 2005-2010, including as the Editor-in-Chief from 2009-2010, and now acts in an advisory capacity. Professor Cahoy is a Past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

In 2019, Professor Cahoy was appointed Research Director for the Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability. He is a contact for Smeal research in sustainability and corporate social responsibility and oversees grants and research seminars in the college.

Professor Cahoy is a patent attorney, licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to the New York State Bar and several federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to joining the University, Cahoy practiced in New York City at the large intellectual property-oriented law firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where he specialized in complex patent litigation. He gained extensive experience in the development and protection of intellectual property rights in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology arts while working for such clients as Pfizer, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. He is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Cahoy D. R., "Trademark's Grip Over Sustainability." University of Colorado Law Review, vol. 94, no. 4, 2023

Cahoy D. R., Oswald L. J., "Is Legal Harmonization Always Better? The Counter-Case of Utility Models." American Business Law Journal, vol. 58, no. 3, 2021

Cahoy, Daniel & Lynda Oswald (2020). A Serendipitous Experiment in Percolation of Intellectual Property Doctrine. 95 Indiana Law Journal 39, pp. 39-86.

Daniel Cahoy, Zhen Lei, Yuxi Meng, & Seth Blumsack, "Global Patent Chokepoints", Stanford Technology Law Journal, 2017, 20, 213-244.

Chris Hayter & Dan Cahoy, "Toward a Strategic View of University Social Responsibilities: A Dynamic Capabilities Framework", Strategic Organization, 2017, Special Issue, 1-23.

Daniel Cahoy, "Toward a Fair Social Use Framework for University Intellectual Property", Journal of College and University Law, 2015, 41, 485-530.

Robert Bird, Daniel R. Cahoy & Lucien Dhooge, "Corporate Voluntarism and Liability for Human Rights in a Post-Kiobel World", Kentucky Law Journal, 2014, Vol. 102, No. 3, 601-651.

Cahoy, et al., "Fracking Patents: The Emergence of Patents as Information Containment Tools in Shale Drilling", Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, 2013, Vol. 19, Number 2, 279-330.

Bubela et al. (with Daniel Cahoy), "Patent Landscaping for Life Sciences Innovation: Toward Consistent and Transparent Practices", Nature Biotechnology, 2013, Vol. 31, Number 3, 202-206.

Daniel Cahoy, "Inverse Enclosure: Abdicating the Green Technology Landscape", American Business Law Journal, 2012, Vol. 49, Number 4, 805-807.

Daniel Cahoy, "Breaking Patents", Michigan Journal of International Law, 2011, Vol. 32, Number 3, 461-509.

Daniel Cahoy, "Confronting Myths and Myopia On The Road From Doha", Georgia Law Review, 2007, Vol. 42, Number 1, 131-192.

Daniel Cahoy, "Medical Product Information Incentives and the Transparency Paradox", Indiana Law Journal, 2007, Vol. 82, Number 3, 623-671.

Daniel Cahoy, "Treating the Legal Side Effects of Cipro: A Reevaluation of Compensation Rules for Government Takings of Patent Rights,"  American Business Law Journal, 2002, Vol. 40, 125.