Hi , och such an interesting question. From Resonance Science point of view, as I understand teachings, the postulated subplanck “particle” which, on other hand Dalajlama described as Consciouse Particle , is underlying whole reality, including thoughts.
So from that , holistic point of view, the source of thoughts , brain waves and the body heat are … OUT THERE, and the entity called ME does not own them. Even in the Nature You may observe what we may call an Open Source. Spiecies are speciallizing in using their skills to survive, but does not patent them. I think there is ever lasting dance of energies that create specialists versus universalists.
I would put this that way, that brain is the radiowave reciever, not a broadcaster. It transmits those radio frequencies into sound waves - and is not much more than this. So no other radio`s can patent it becouse does not produce it, does not own anything. It is hardly imagine for me one could ever patent a single frequency as such.
Than, by comparision to above, ME would be a kind of potentiometer ( a tuner ), an illusion of controller.
This way of thinking may rise objection in many people but if one think about it , one start to defend the separation of ONSELF from whole vast ocean of Energy, and the Source itself. Ownership, patents , exclusive rights are present in the world as a stonemiles of divission.
So much more is possible without restrictions on the co-sharing waves and win-win thinking.
The Trust is the true power here but it puts the bold question : do I want and am I able to exess boundaries of Myself ?