Jason Sykes

206.274.2837 (Seattle – direct)

Jason Sykes


Jason represents clients in intellectual property, business, and civil-rights cases in courts across the country. He is accustomed to high-pressure, fast-moving, bet-the-company litigation and is experienced with every facet of the dispute resolution process from pre-litigation negotiation to appellate practice. Jason is a relentless researcher and strategic planner with a track record of hacking dense legal terrain to uncover unexpected paths to victory for his clients. Before law school, Jason was a political consultant, speechwriter, and journalist who wrote for The Wall Street Journal as a Fellow of the Washington Center For Politics and Journalism.


False advertising law:

Jason designed and executed a case strategy that won his client summary judgment against a market-leader determined to crush a new competitor. The case was venued in the fast-paced Eastern District of Virginia resulting in near constant motions practice, millions of pages of discovery exchanges, dozens of depositions, and clashes over third-party discovery in seven other courts. At the end of the day, Jason and the Firm prevailed outright at summary judgment and on two separate appeals to the Fourth Circuit both of which resulted in precedent-setting published decisions.

VeriSign, Inc. v. XYZ.COM LLC, et al; U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Virginia, Case No. 1:14-cv-01749-CMH-MSN


Jason helped develop the legal basis and factual framework for pursuing a complex antitrust claim against Facebook, the world’s dominant social network. Working as part of a multi-firm team, Jason helped spearhead discovery and motions practice—forcing Facebook to dramatically expand its document production and compelling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to sit for deposition. The case ultimately settled on favorable terms for the client.

Social Ranger, LLC v. Facebook, Inc.; United States District Court, District of Delaware, Case No. 1:14-cv-01525-LPS

Trademark Infringement and Cybersquatting:

Jason won a preliminary injunction followed by summary judgment for his client in a trademark infringement and cybersquatting case. In addition, the evidence Jason gathered supported a finding that this was an “exceptional case”—entitling Jason’s client to an award of attorney’s fees. As a result, the defendant was forced to pay a significant settlement and consent to entry of an extremely restrictive permanent injunction which gave Jason’s client total victory in this matter and peace of mind going forward.

West Coast Corvettes, Inc. v. MV Marketing, Inc., et. al; United States District Court, Central District of California, Case No.  8:12-cv-00269-DOC-RNB

Civil Rights:

Jason represented a group of plaintiffs challenging then-President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. The case featured fiercely fought discovery battles touching on complex areas of constitutional law resulting in multiple appeals. The plaintiffs were awarded preliminary injunctive relief and eventually the government withdrew the ban.

Karonski et. al v. Trump et. al; United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Case No. 2:17-cv-01297-MJP


Jason successfully defended a local manufacturer in a patent infringement action in the Western District of Washington. On less than two weeks’ notice, Jason helped assemble the facts and evidentiary support necessary to defeat the plaintiff’s ambush motion for a temporary restraining order. The case settled on favorable terms for Jason’s client.

Applied Dynamics International, Inc. v. DOC Manufacturing, Inc.; United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Case No. 3:18-cv-05013-BHS

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
    • John C. Coughenour Award in Trial Advocacy as “Best Oral Advocate”
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Co-President Public Interest Law Association
    • President Federalist Society
    • Extern to the late Hon. Judge Susan G. Agid, Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. I
  • University of Washington, B.A. Communications (Journalism), B.A. History (United States)