Apple VS Samsung-9CNET is reporting that a lower court judge could lift a U.S. sales ban affecting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The device has been wandering in legal purgatory since June, but was subsequently cleared of infringing Apple trade dress in the much publicized lawsuit in August. It's unclear how long it'll take for the determination to go through, but with the jury already clearing the tab's name, it can't be too long now. While the device likely won't be too high on many consumer wish lists this holiday season, what with the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD and iPad 3 on the market, it's good timing for Samsung nonetheless.

[via CNET]