Apple's bloodthirst has been put on hold for a few months; while the company is intent on banning eight patent-infringing Samsung phones from sale in the US, the actual hearing won't take place until December 6th. So you can still pick up that Galaxy S Showcase your niece has been begging for if you get that holiday shopping done early!
For you legal superwonks, here's the full schedule that Judge Koh sent out, as reported by AllThingsD. The only other date you're going to want to draw a big red marker pen around? September 20th, which is when we'll see if the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be unbanned after it was found not to infringe on the iPad:
Get your popcorn ready, and prepare your loved ones for the thought of a Galaxy S-less Christmas this year. [AllThingsD]