Kamal Goudjil, Ph.D.

Senior Technical Specialist
Goudgil Kamal

Kamal Goudjil is a Senior Technical Specialist at Venable LLP. He is involved in helping clients protect their inventions by preparing and prosecuting patent applications in various technology fields, including physics, lasers, optics, materials, and mechanical and computer systems. He is also involved in counseling clients on issues of patentability and infringement. Kamal has been analyzing technologies and inventions and preparing patent applications for over 20 years. He has written hundreds of original patent applications spanning a wide array of technologies. Kamal has worked at various large law firms as a technical consultant/advisor.

Kamal was also a co-founder of Solartech Enterprises, LLC, a research and development start-up company, where he served as the chief technology officer and principal investigator. At Solartech, he was responsible for the discovery of new technologies and materials for ultraviolet detection and protection. Prior to his position at Solartech, in the early stages of commercial use of the world wide web, Kamal was a consultant to VR1, Inc., a developer of multiplayer games for the Internet. He also was a research scientist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied the interaction of ultraviolet radiation (UV lasers) with molecular systems that play an important role in ozone depletion.

Before joining the University of Colorado, Kamal conducted experimental and theoretical research at the Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM) at the University of Paris-Sud, France, where he studied collisional dynamics of atoms, ions, and molecules. He also taught the introduction to atomic physics course to second-year college students.

Kamal received the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) fellowship and was cited in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering. In addition, he was granted patents in ultraviolet detection and protection technology that he drafted and prosecuted pro se. Kamal is also a recipient of National Cancer Institute grants and a USWEST New Ventures grant. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics from the University of Paris-Sud with highest honors, and post-doctoral training at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also earned an MS in Atoms, Molecules and Lasers from the University of Paris-Sud and a BS in Physics from the University of Science and Technology in Algiers, Algeria, where he also pursued Master of Science studies in quantum electronics. He also completed executive-level education in business management at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Kamal is a member of the American Physical Society.



  • Executive Business Education Certificate University of Virginia, Darden School of Business 2012
  • Ph.D. Physics with highest honors University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France 1991
  • M.S. Physics University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France 1988
  • Magister Physics University of Sciences & Technology of Algiers, Algeria 1987
  • B.S. Physics University of Sciences & Technology of Algiers, Algeria 1986