@ Don Dumb
While an improvement, even those don't work. I've only seen one example of the government getting this sort of thing correct, and it doesn't translate well to patents or copyrights.
In the US, for agricultural products testing (fertilizers, pesticides etc.) the government authorizes groups to set standards by which products are tested and independent certified labs perform the tests. Both the standards setting groups and the labs run fair tests because there are competing parties who would stop using the services if the tests became too biased either way. But there typically aren't two competing parties for patent applications.
Although maybe there is potential in the government authorizing private entities to issue patents and copyrights without granting them legal immunity for damages if they improperly issue a patent. Government sets out the rules just like they do now, and courts try them. But either party could include the issuing agency in the lawsuit, so there would be incentive for them to get it right. Or maybe they'd be just as prone to side with the PAE to protect themselves.