Originally Posted by G26S239
Wyoming I may be wrong but I believe it was John C. Garand who never charged the US Govt for the use of his patents.
He didn't. He was an employee at Springfield Armory.
I do remember reading a news paper article that the US Government paid him $100,000 for the M1. If I remember this was when I still lived in Ohio so pre 1980. I can't remember all the details but I think he sued and this was his settlement.
Maybe some other GTer can update us