“A federal judge on Monday ended a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy 10.1,” Ina Fried reports for AllThingsD.

“Judge Lucy Koh had issued the injunction in June based on the likelihood that a jury would find that a specific Apple design patent had been infringed,” Fried reports. “Although the jury largely sided with Apple in the case and awarded more than $1 billion in damages, the jury didn’t find Samsung’s tablet infringed on that particular product.”

Fried reports, “Koh could still impose a permanent sales ban on that and other Samsung products after a hearing in December… For the time being, Koh is also hanging on to a $2.6 million bond that Apple had posted, but will decide later whether any of that money should be given to Samsung on the basis that the injunction was wrongfully issued.”

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MacDailyNews Take: December? Why not just wait until January, so Samsung can have the entire Christmas shopping season to sell their patent infringing plastic junk to the unsuspecting and the criminally obtuse?