Neal Orkin


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

American innovation doesn't pay

via The Philadelphia Inquirer

Neal Orkin, Ph.D., assistant professor of legal studies at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, had an opinion piece titled “American Innovation Doesn’t Pay” published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In it, he writes that the Obama administration’s proposal to bring back a research and development tax credit for employers that expired in 2009 is a poor idea.”Unfortunately, the credit didn’t work before, and it’s doomed to fail again,” he writes. “Corporations don’t invent or innovate. Creative human beings do.”