One can claim tangible objects like car, house, computer, mobile phones, etc., as owned/owner when they have a receipt of buying or purchase or any document that says that the object belong to him/her. However, the ideas originating in a human mind/intellect is very difficult to claim or own as anybody else can very easily steal/claim the idea since there is no proof of origin with the owner. Such ideas become critically important if they are implementable to generate or manufacture or achieve tangible results/objects. Thus, protection of such implementable ideas is very essential.
A person or an organization other than the patent owner cannot use the patent until the patent owner gives permission for its use on mutually agreed terms.
Is the ownership of a patent for the whole life of the patent? No, the patent is granted for a specified period.
A patent owner has the right to decide who may – or may not – use the patented invention for the period in which the invention is protected.