What does it mean when a claim or patent is said to be broad?

Minneapolis patent attorney Suneel Arora of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner discusses how a broad patent claim has few words.

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So, yeah, so for a patent to be broad, it has to basically – the words of the claim have to read upon the product that you’re accusing of patent infringement. And so a broad claim is really a claim with the fewest possible words, because that’s the minimum set of requirements that the accused product or service has to meet in order to infringe the claim.