The issue here is that patents are being used for extortion, and none of these cases ever end up going to court.
Maybe what would fix this would be to not allow private entities to pursue patent infringement cases with their own lawyers. Create a Bureau of patent infringement.
Make it so that when a patent is infringed, you file a claim with the Bureau, and they asses validity of patent and assign damages. No litigation, no settlement, no patent lawyers involved.
Perhaps we can defeat bureaucratic inefficiency with more bureaucratic inefficiency.