Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K), a full service intellectual property law firm, has acquired Mumbai-based closer2patents. As part of the deal, Abhishek Pandurangi, founder of closer2patents, has joined K&K as a partner and head of its Mumbai office.
Started in 2010 by Pandurangi, closer2patents is a boutique IP services law firm with over 300 clients. The firm says it has more than 10 practitioners and a strong prosecution and consulting practice in the IP space.
Pandurangi did not share the deal value but said, "The acquisition of closer2patents by Khurana & Khurana is an action of synergy which will make the strength of 1+1 into 11."
K&K had three offices in Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. With this new deal, it would now be starting with a Mumbai office, which would be spearheaded by Pandurangi as a partner in the firm and would expand the service offerings to the areas of media and entertainment.
K&K is into IP and commercial law practice with over 50 practitioners. The firm was established in 2007.
There has been several standalone deals where larger law firms have snapped smaller outfits.
(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)