Are there any patent databases, besides USPTO database, that allows bulk extraction of patent information free of charge / for a minimal fee?
'poxoq for patents' is a search and retrieval tool which can be used to easily download publications in PDF format of granted patents, patent applications and utility models from over 90 countries. http://www.poxoq.com/ This might be worth trying altho the new license rules permit only the first 10 pages to be downloaded
I'm pretty sure you can do this with the EPO site although I've never done it myself. Try this page for more information.