The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just suspended the ban on Galaxy Nexus sales at Samsung's request, pending a formal response from Apple. The court's decision to suspend (or "stay") the ban will last only until Apple can respond and the court decides whether or not the ban should be in effect throughout the rest of the patent infringement trial. If you're keeping track, that's a temporary stay of a temporary injunction, so that's a fun bit of legal procedure for a late Friday afternoon. The court declined to stay the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, however.

In the end, this may not matter much — although Google has already pulled the Galaxy Nexus from its Play store, the company says the phone will be back on sale next week with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a software workaround for the Apple patent on unified search that triggered the ban in the first place.