Professor of Business Law
Department: Risk Management
Office: 310 Business Building
Member of Faculty Since: 2001
Dan Cahoy specializes in the teaching and study of intellectual property law, as well as related issues in technology law and general business law concepts. 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, the use of contracts to extend limited intellectual property rights, and the use of experimental economics to improve jury studies. Professor Cahoy has received recognition for his work on the impact of government takings (eminent domain power) and compulsory licenses on private patent rights. In 2007, Professor Cahoy was awarded the Junior Faculty Award of Excellence, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's highest award for a junior faculty member. 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 advsory capacity.
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. His research focused on international legal mechanisms that seek to balance intellectual property rights with human rights and other social justice goals.
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. Cahoy is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center, which houses one of the nation's top programs in intellectual property law. He is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Professor Cahoy's current research concerns issues such as the intersection of intellectual property enforcement and human rights, patent ownership in alternative energy technologies, and mechanisms for increasing the relevance of patent citation networks. In general, he has an interest in pursuing projects related to the legal and regulatory rules that create economic incentives for desirable business behavior.
General Intellectual Property Law
Patent Law and Innovation
Intellectual Property Valuation
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.
Ron Bouchard (with Daniel Cahoy et al.,), "Structure-Function Analysis for Global Pharmaceutical Linkage", Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, 2011, Vol. 12, Number 2, 391-457.
Daniel Cahoy, "Editor's Corner: Considerations in the Rise of Empirical Legal Scholarship", American Business Law Journal, 2010, Vol. 47, Number 3, pp. v-ix.
Daniel Cahoy & Leland Glenna, "Private Ordering and Public Energy Innovation Policy", Florida State University Law Review, 2009, Vol. 36, Number 3, 416-458.
Leland Glenna and Daniel Cahoy, "Agribusiness Concentration, Intellectual Property, and the Prospects for Rural Economic Benefits from the Emerging Biofuel Economy", Southern Rural Sociology, 2009, Vol. 24, Number 2, 111-129.
Robert Bird and Daniel Cahoy, "The Impact of Compulsory Licensing on Foreign Direct Investment: A Collective Bargaining Approach", American Business Law Journal, 2008, Vol. 45, Number 2, 283-330.
Daniel Cahoy, "Confronting Myths and Myopia On The Road From Doha", Georgia Law Review, 2007, Vol. 42, Number 1, 131-192.
Daniel Cahoy (with Robert Bird), "The Emerging BRIC Economies: Lessons from Intellectual Property Negotiation and Enforcement", Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, 2007, Vol. 5, Number 3, pp. 400-425.
Daniel Cahoy, "Medical Product Information Incentives and the Transparency Paradox", Indiana Law Journal, 2007, Vol. 82, Number 3, 623-671.
Daniel Cahoy, "An Incrementalist Approach to Patent Reform Policy", New York University Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, 2006, Vol. 9, Number 2, 587-661.
Daniel Cahoy and Min Ding, "The Stakes Matter: Empirical Evidence of Hypothetical Bias in Case Evaluation and the Curative Power of Economic Incentives", St. John's Law Review, 2006, Vol. 80, Number 4, 1275-1305.
Daniel Cahoy, "Patent Fences and Constitutional Fence Posts: Property Barriers to Pharmaceutical Importation", Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal , 2005, Vol. 15, Number 2, 623-708.
Daniel Cahoy and Min Ding, "Using Experimental Economics to Peek into the Black Box of Jury Behavior: A Proposal for Jury Research Reform", So. Cal. Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 2004, Vol. 14, Number 2, 31-66.
Daniel Cahoy, "Oasis or Mirage?: Efficient Breach as a Relief to the Burden of Contractual Recapture of Patent and Copyright Limitations", Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 2003, Vol. 17, Number2, 136-138.
Daniel Cahoy, "Changing the Rules in the Middle of the Game: How the Prospective Application of Judicial Determinations Related to Intellectual Property can Promote Economic Efficiency", American Business Law Journal, 2003, Vol. 41, Number 1, 1-66.
Trials Begin over Wyeth Menopause Drug, Los Angeles Times
Bloomberg on the Money, Bloomberg Radio News
Pennsylvania Inside Out , WPSU Television
Wyeth Vows to Fight All Menopause Drug Suits, International Herald Tribune
Pennsylvania Researchers Say The Importation Of Low-Cost Drugs From Canada Is Far More Difficult Than Many Realize, United Press International
States May Face Liability for Importing Drugs, Patently-O
Fast Food and Fat Lawsuits, WTAJ-TV
Justice (c) (TM), Phenomena
Licensing & Collaborations for Tamiflu Patent, Genetic Engineering News
Study Urges Drug Patent Licensing Revision, United Press International
A Bridge Too Far, Envisage Magazine
Barnes & Noble's Nook Uses Stolen Technology, Allentown Morning Call
American Business Law Journal (Editor-in-Chief)
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1998
B.A., Biology, University of Iowa, 1991
B LAW 445, Intellectual Property and Competition Law
B LAW 525, Business Law for Innovation
B LAW 341, Business Law I