In Dealertrack, Inc., v. Huber, No. 2009-1566 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 20, 2012), the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s finding that the asserted claims were invalid for failure to claim statutory subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The patentat- issue was directed to a clearinghouse, allowing automotive dealers to simultaneously distribute credit applications to multiple lenders via a computer network. The defendant argued that the claims were non-patentable subject matter because they recited an abstract idea. Dealertrack argued that the “computer aided” limitation in the claims removed the claims from being drawn to a preemptive abstract idea. The Federal Circuit disagreed because the claims were silent as to how a computer aids the recited method. That is, the undefined phrase “computer aided” was no less abstract than the idea of the clearinghouse itself, and, “without more, [was] insufficient to render the claim patent eligible.”