EPO President, Benoît Battistelli, at the 2013 EPO Patent Information Conference said, "Patent information is a top priority for the EPO”. This was a significant endorsement of the importance of patent information by the highest official of one of the world’s most influential patent offices. Looking at our own organizations, can patent information professionals say that their own senior management shares a similar view of the importance of patent information, and its practitioners? The key to increasing the value of patent information within an organization is to apply it to critical business decisions, and to put it in terms that are understood by senior officials. Examples of how to accomplish this goal will be provided.