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 (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 (Spring 2005): 82.

Orkin, Neal, and Heese, Adam, Exile (Short Story). Kosmas (University of Nebraska) 18 (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 (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 (Jan 2001):

Orkin, Neal, and Jurasek, T, Arbitrating Employee Intellectual Property Disputes. Labor Law Journal 49 (May 1998):

Orkin, Neal, and Heise, M, Weingarten Through the Looking Glass. Labor Law Journal 48 (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 (Aug 1994):

Orkin, Neal, and Hak, J, Employee Inventions and Czech Culture. Managing Intellectual Property (Jan 1993):

Orkin, Neal, Halvorsen, M, and Orking, N, There is No Honor in Honoring a Picket Line. Labor Law Journal 44 (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 (Sep 1990):

Orkin, Neal, and Schmoyer, L, Weingarten: Rights, Remedies, and the Arbitration Process. Labor Law Journal 40 (Sep 1989):

Orkin, Neal, and Tirone, E, Consumer Secondary Picketing, Safeco, and the Limits of Economic Jurisprudence. Labor Law Journal 40 (Jan 1988):

Orkin, Neal, The Drexel Approach: humanism and the Management of University-Based Technology. Patent World (Nov 1987):

Orkin, Neal, Inovation, Motivation, and Orkinomics. Patent World (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 (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, (1988):

Presented Research

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

Orkin, Neal, Democratizing the Czech Employee Invention Statute, (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):

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor

Media Mentions