In another legal blow to Apple, Samsung has had a sales ban against its Galaxy Nexus overturned.
The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone due to the district court in California, who issued the ban in June, having "abused its discretion in entering an injunction".
Samsung welcomed the decision by stating it "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," the South Korean conglomerate added.
Apple had previously seen a sales injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. being lifted.
While Apple were awarded $1.05 billion in damages by a California court against Samsung, their iPhone 5 was recently added into the latter's patent lawsuits against their rival.