Likewise in T 688/91
the board stated that a broad claim was not to be equated with one lacking clarity. In this instance the claim was worded as follows: "Integrated microprogrammed apparatus [...] with apparatus to generate the T-states T0 [...], T1 [...], [...] characterised in that [...] the generation both of the T-states T0, T1 [...] and of the further T-states [...] is in each case effected as a function of preceding T-states and of state parameters such as the instantaneous values of state and/or mode signals and [...]". The board held that, even if the words "such as" were understood to mean "for example", with the result that the subsequent information was not to be interpreted in a restrictive sense, the words "state parameters" were clear in as much as they conveyed the fact that T-state generation was to be effected as a function of any parameters representing one of the states of the apparatus. Although the claim was to be regarded as broad, since the terms used were open to general interpretation, breadth was not to be equated with an absence of clarity.