On Thurday, October 11th, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted Samsung's request to lift the ban on the GALAXY Nexus.
"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday granted Samsung’s request to lift a lower court’s ban on sales."
"… the judge whom the court ruled had "abused" her discretion by banning sales of a Samsung smartphone in July is Judge Lucy Koh, the same judge who oversaw the trial that resulted in a $1 billion verdict for Apple and against Samsung"
"A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction banning the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday"
Samsung welcomes this reversal by the Federal Circuut as yesterday’s decision confirms that the role of patent law is to protect innovation and not to unreasonably stifle competition and restrict consumer choice. We will continue to take all appropriate measures to ensure the availability of our innovative products.