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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  
Legal Proceedings
The Company discloses material loss contingencies deemed to be reasonably possible and accrues for loss contingencies when, in consultation with the Company’s legal advisors, the Company concludes that a loss is probable and reasonably estimable. Except as otherwise indicated, the possible losses relating to the matters described below are not reasonably estimable. The ability to predict the ultimate outcome of such matters involves judgments, estimates and inherent uncertainties. The actual outcome of such matters could differ materially from management’s estimates.
Intellectual Property Litigation
During April 2010, Discus Dental LLC (“Discus”) and Zap Lasers LLC (“Zap”) filed a lawsuit against us in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, related to the Company’s iLase diode laser. The lawsuit alleged claims for patent infringement, federal unfair competition, common law trademark infringement and unfair competition, fraud and violation of the California Unfair Trade Practices Act. In May 2010, Discus and Zap filed a First Amended Complaint which removed the allegations for fraud as well as certain claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition. In July 2010, Discus informed the Court that it had acquired Zap and requested that Zap be dropped as a party to the lawsuit and Discus became the sole plaintiff in the suit. Discus was subsequently acquired by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. (“Philips”) on October 11, 2010. All of Discus’ and Philips’ claims against the Company were completely settled in June 2011 and were dismissed in their entirety with prejudice with the court on July 12, 2011.
Other Matters
In the normal course of business, the Company is subject to other legal proceedings, lawsuits and other claims. Although the ultimate aggregate amount of probable monetary liability or financial impact with respect to these matters is subject to many uncertainties and is therefore not predictable with assurance, management believes that any monetary liability or financial impact to the Company from these other matters, individually and in the aggregate, would not be material to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. However, there can be no assurance with respect to such result, and monetary liability or financial impact to the Company from these other matters could differ materially from those projected.