Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors
We consent to the
incorporation by reference in the registration statements on Form S-8 (Nos. 333-40440, 333-40442, 333-50434, 333-69580, 333-106072, 333-115984, 333-143807, 333-143808, 333-151745, 333-160084, 333-160087 and 333-160088), on Form S-3 (Nos.
333-69582, 333-118171, 333-149116, 333-150326, 333-151244, 333-161277, 333-163221 and 333-164481), and on Form S-1 (No. 333-156556) of Agenus Inc. and subsidiaries of our reports dated March 16, 2011, with respect to the consolidated balance
sheets of Agenus Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders equity (deficit) and comprehensive loss, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year
period ended December 31, 2010, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010, which reports appear in the December 31, 2010 annual report on Form 10-K of Agenus Inc. and subsidiaries.
Our report dated March 16, 2011 on the consolidated financial statements refers to the retrospective change in method of accounting in
2009 for certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion due to the adoption of new accounting requirements issued by the FASB. Additionally, our report dated March 16, 2011 on the consolidated financial
statements refers to the change in method of evaluating when adjustment features within contracts are considered to be equity-indexed due to the adoption of new accounting requirements issued by the FASB, as of January 1, 2009.
/s/ KPMG LLP
March 16, 2011