Hornsby III
Project Attorney


Alton Hornsby prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He also advises clients on patent portfolio management and provides non-infringement, invalidity and patentability analyses.

Alton counsels clients across a wide range of technological areas, including electrical systems, mechanical devices, computer hardware and software, computer networks, medical devices and telecommunication systems.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Alton served as senior counsel for an intellectual property firm in Atlanta. His previous experience includes working as a patent examiner for the USPTO and as an engineer at an international telecommunications company. Alton is registered to practice before the USPTO.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion among The National Black Lawyers “Top 100” in Intellectual Property (2015)

Named to Lawyers of Color “Hot List” (2014)

Professional Activities

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, National Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Member, National Society of Black Engineers
Member, Intellectual Property Law Advisory Board, Georgia State University College of Law

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, Member, Moot Court Board
  • B.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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