An American appeals court suspended the ban over the weekend while the Korean tech giant bids to overturn the original decision.
Google was preparing a software patch for the phone's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system as a workaround solution, and was planning to resume sale of the product this week.
The Galaxy Nexus's quick search functionality was adjudged in violation of Apple's mobile patent. Any response from the iPhone maker to Samsung's appeal could see the ban reinstated.
Earlier today, Samsung's Galaxy Tab range avoided a sales injunction in the UK after the High Court rejected Apple's claims that it infringes on the iPad.
Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be rolled out to the Galaxy Nexus in the coming weeks.