I am trying to find out how/where I can download large amount of patent application data. I'm particularly interested in readable data e.g. XML rather than PDF files which can be processed by machines. I've seen this question but it's linking to US patent data whereas I'd be interested to get data from the European Patent Office (EPO).
Since one can object a patent application if it collides with one of his or her own I hope there is an easy way to download large amounts of patents from a particular category/group.
Thank you for any help!