Heya TK. You might find this interesting.
Meet TALOS, the U.S. Military’s Soon-To-Be Real Life ‘Iron Man’
The suit is his. If he does something illegal with it they can try and convict him, and if successful, impound his suit (for public safety). But they may not use it themselves, nor may they copy the tech without his permission. The tech is fully his as well.
That would be my call.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.
I'd also look into trying to stabilize that "fire body" ('extremis,' I think?) stuff from Iron Man 3.
Can you imagine what we'd be able do with the two in combination? It'd be insane!
At the very least, we wouldn't need to rely on a couple of dudes in spandex to fight our battles for us anymore.