Legal Studies


BS Electrical Engineering - Drexel University 1967
BA - Central High School 1967
J.D. - Temple University Law School 1975

Selected Works


Orkin, Neal and Melekhina, Alisa . “Intellectual Property Issues with Chess Games” Journal of intellectual Property Law & Practice 6.10 (Oct 2011):723-727

Orkin, Neal . “American Innovation Doesn’t Pay” PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER . (Sep 2010)

Orkin, Neal and Burger, Sarah . “Employee Invention Rights in the Twenty-First Century” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 56.1 (Spring 2005):82

Orkin, Neal and Heese, Adam . “Exile (Short Story)” Kosmas (University of Nebraska) 18.1 (Fall 2004):99

Orkin, Neal and Orkin, R J. “Apropsal to Arbitrate Disputes Under the Czech Employee Invention Statute” JOURNAL OF THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE SOCIETY 83.9 (Sep 2001)

Orkin, Neal and Miller, Eric . “A Critical Review of the Czech Employee Invention Statute” JOURNAL OF THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE SOCIETY 83.1 (Jan 2001)

Orkin, Neal and Jurasek, T . “Arbitrating Employee Intellectual Property Disputes” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 49.5 (May 1998)

Orkin, Neal and Heise, M . “Weingarten Through the Looking Glass” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 48.3 (Mar 1997)

Orkin, Neal and Dubas, Rebecca . “Kafka, Labor and The Castle: The Employment Status of K.” THE JOURNAL OF THE KAFKA SOCIETY OF AMERICA 17.1 (Aug 1994)

Orkin, Neal and Hak, J . “Employee Inventions and Czech Culture” MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY . (Jan 1994)

Orkin, Neal , Halvorsen, M and Orking, N . “There is No Honor in Honoring a Picket Line” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 44.10 (Oct 1993)

Orkin, Neal and Strohfeldt, M . “Arbn Erf G - The Answer or the Anathema” MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY . (Oct 1992)

Orkin, Neal and Orova, S . “Meyers Industries and Its Effects on Non-Union Employees’ Rights in the Work Place” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 41.9 (Sep 1990)

Orkin, Neal and Schmoyer, L . “Weingarten: Rights, Remedies, and the Arbitration Process” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 40.9 (Sep 1989)

Orkin, Neal and Tirone, E . “Consumer Secondary Picketing, Safeco, and the Limits of Economic Jurisprudence” LABOR LAW JOURNAL 40.1 (Jan 1989)

Orkin, Neal . “The Drexel Approach: humanism and the Management of University-Based Technology” PATENT WORLD .6 (Nov 1987)

Orkin, Neal . “Inovation, Motivation, and Orkinomics” PATENT WORLD .3 (May 1987)

Orkin, Neal . “Rewarding Employee Invention: Time for Change” HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW . (Feb 1984):56

Orkin, Neal . “A Proposal To Inacrease Technical Productivity In The Unived States” EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW 4.12 (Dec 1982):331

Orkin, Neal . “The Legal Rights of the Employed Inventor: New Approaches to Old Problems” JOURNAL OF THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE SOCIETY . (Sep 1974)648, 719


Orkin, Neal . Employee Driven Productivity Cambridge:Productivity Press, Sep 1988


Orkin, Neal . Current Issues in Labor Law Villanova Law School : Villanova, PA Mar 2010

Orkin, Neal . Democratizing the Czech Employee Invention Statute Conference of the International Schumpeter Society : , Florida Mar 2002

Orkin, Neal . Reforming the Czech Law on Employee Inventions Union of Czech Inventors at the Czech Industrial Property Office in Prague : Prague, Czech Apr 2001

Orkin, Neal . Kafka, Prague, and Seinfeld Moravian College : Betheleham, PA Mar 2001


Drexel Economics Society, Discussant Nov 11, 2010 - Nov 11, 2010

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor

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