Research Director

An interview with Dan Cahoy, the Research Director

Portrait of Dan Cahoy.

Daniel R. Cahoy
CBoS Research Director
Professor and Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Business Law

Dan Cahoy has been a member of the Smeal faculty since 2001. He teaches business law courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has a large body of intellectual property-oriented research. Cahoy is past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, a former Editor in Chief of the American Business Law Journal and he served as a Fulbright Scholar 2009.

Cahoy has been an active participant in Smeal’s sustainability mission since its earliest days, including as a member of the Smeal Sustainability Strategy Task Force and the Smeal Sustainability Council (research group). His research has focused on intellectual property as a sustainability innovation incentive and the protection of worker and individual rights through law and regulation. Cahoy has published numerous articles in the area, including on patent rights as a facilitator of alternative energy sources, the use of patents to limit information on the safety and efficacy of energy sources, the need for innovation to support sustainable food sources, corporate liability for human rights violations, and institutional social responsibility through a strategy lens. He is currently investigating the impact of uncertainty in law and regulation related to innovation and climate change.