Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Invention to Commercialization (Product Development overview)

Instructor: Steve Sauer

Get an overview of Product Development from initial idea through commercialization efforts.  We will breakdown the important steps in this process into timelines, financial decision points, and discuss what you can do yourself and what is best left to skilled professionals.

Product Development is a complex undertaking that is both exciting and potentially expensive.  Get a broad overview so you can make your plan, understand what you're working with, and what to look out for as you research your path to market.  

Who should take this class: Anyone with a product idea that wants to understand the process to further their concept so it can be a) patented, b) manufactured/fabricated or c) sold, licensed or pitched to an investor.

Important notes: This overview is a Non-Confidential class. Your specific ideas should remain private unless you don’t mind Public Disclosure (you can’t patent ideas if disclosed publicly).  This class does not constitute legal or financial advice and students are not clients of the instructor by taking this class.  Please consult your attorney or financial professional for advisement for your situation.  No recording devices may be used during the session. 

About the Instructor:

Steve Sauer of his design firm Bigger Tuna is an professional industrial designer with 18 years of experience.  He has numerous utility & design patents and helps clients with Figure Drafting packets for patent applications and with the design and launch of products.  


Class fees;
$40, CIF Member
$55, general public

Filters: ages 16+

Upcoming Dates

  • MAY 7 | 2-4PM
  • MAY 20 | 2-4PM
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