Huang, Rui; Lu, Yi (Louise); Wu, Hai (Steven)
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (‘AIA’) fundamentally changed the public patent system of the United States. This study examines the impact of the enactment of the AIA on analysts’ information environment of innovative firms. The results show that analysts’ forecast errors and dispersions increased while their coverage declined for innovative firms after the switch to the AIA, as compared with non-innovative firms. The finding suggests that innovative firms’ information environment...[Show more]
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