Distribution of confirmation patent claims filed in 2005 throughout the levels of the ranking constructed with patents issued up to 2004 for the subnetwork drug × target. The number of new interactions predicted in this subnetwork in 2004 is 282. We have found 4 confirmation patent claims filed in 2005 for the new interactions predicted in 2004. The position of these 4 confirmation patent claims in the ranking of new interactions predicted in 2004 are respectively 3, 14, 39, and 159. Thus, we have observed that 3 confirmation patent claims were among the top 100 best ranked indications of subnetwork drug × target.
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