In June 2012, US District Judge Lucy Koh had ruled to halt sales on Samsung’s tablet computer claiming that the tablet infringed Apple’s patent for a rectangular tablet with curved edges, a polished reflective surface and rounded back.
While, in August 2012, a US jury claimed that Samsung didn’t infringe that patent.
In a ruling the judge reported that she would grant Samsung’s request if she could, but that she is no longer authorised to make the call as the South Korean firm had appealed to a higher court to have the ban overturned.
According to the judge, the ban would be called off if she receives jurisdiction.
Judge Koh said that the sole basis for the June 26 preliminary injunction no longer exists.
"The court at this time would dissolve the June 26 preliminary injunction if the court had jurisdiction," Koh said.
Earlier, the iPhone maker had argued in a court filing that calling off the ban during the petition only to re-impose it later "would cause confusion in the market and is not necessary to prevent irreparable harm."