Nearly one year after Armstrong's death, in December, 1954, R.C.A. and N.B.C. would settle the FM infringement suit that had wreaked havoc on Armstrong's life. The estate would receive $1,000,000.00 - the same offer made to Armstrong's attorneys by Sarnoff himself in the fall of 1940.
Most other companies had settled with the Armstrong estate - Sylvania, Packard Bell, Arvin and Raytheon, to name a few - but Emerson would be one of the last to fall.
View a list of E. H. Armstrong publications, with an introduction by H. H. Beverage, prepared in the 1960's by the Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Inc.
On October 9, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled against Motorola on the final FM infringement suit. After fifty-three years of patent litigation, and thirteen years after his death, Edwin Armstrong could finally rest.
Marion Armstrong passed away on August 8, 1979.
The legacy of Edwin Howard Armstrong lives on every second of every day - wherever on earth a radio or television is in use, when a cell phone call is placed....when the Space Shuttle calls home - a little bit of Armstrong is at work. As great men pass before us, and as those once great men are forgotten, the few who laid the foundation must be remembered.
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