In general accounting & tax procedures (also know as creative accounting in my opinion)Deferring, restructuring, accurring, and anything else you can mention is common. Why do you think we have so many companies audited for accounting procedures???
I can't say 100% for sure, but the royalties for Lasersmile were not included in the current earnings report. And when I say its legal to do this, I mean its legal under the general accounting procedures.
mexec - nice call on shorting visx - I sold in pre market this morning for a very very small profit. I'm looking at getting back in once the 30 yr. bonds settle down, CPI will be a major impact on this market fri.