I have read that a non-resident needs a qualified patent attorney to file a non-provisional patent application directly with the United States PTO. My question is whether this requirement is also true for a provisional patent application?
(My country of residence is Vietnam, and it probably does not need a license to file a foreign application. I will be happy to also know more authoritatively whether that is the case.)
But the main question is unrelated to the license/permission from country of residence. My main question is whether a qualified patent attorney is needed to file a provisional application with the USPTO. TIA.